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Hi I'm Jackie

I am a Hospice nurse, and now a full time mom to 4 boys, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 4 boys. I am originally from Pennsylvania, and have lived in Utah for almost 10 years. Before I was married I worked for Hospice as a nurse. I like just hanging out with my friends, or my sons. I am one of two members in my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church when I was 24 years old. I had never been religious before that. In fact, we were taught growing up that there was no God, and no life after this one. I never believed that. I remember as a teenager being really confused about the values I should have. If there is no God, why does it matter if we are good or bad? Why does anything really matter if there is no life after this one? Why do some Churches focus on certain points of doctrine, and not others? I had been to visit other Churches when invited, but until I met a friend of mine named Petra, I never really took organized religion very seriously. I had always admired people that believed in something, and lived that way. I met a girl, Petra, who was LDS. She was different. She and her family treated my family like their own. Eventually, I wanted to know what made them the way they were. She was different from anyone I had ever known. I accepted her invitation to meet with the missionaries. As soon as I heard about Joseph Smiths vision, I knew it was true. Immediately. I related to him because he seemed to have the same confusion I had. There has to be one true church, so which was it? Since the first discussion I had with the missionaries, I have not questioned which church it is. I have never forgotten how lucky I am to have recognized the true Church.

How I live my faith

A year after I joined the Church, I went on a mission to Independence Missouri. I knew the Lord wanted me to do this. I felt it was the least I could do, after so much had been given to me. The most important thing I can do now is teach my sons the gospel. My husband and I do our best to provide a good home, and example to them. My husband has always taught our sons to serve others whenever asked to.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jackie
Yes. God has always had a Prophet. Today, President Monson is his Prophet, and I know that Joseph Smith was the first prophet of the restoration. I have to believe that a Father in Heaven who loves his children would want to speak to them. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jackie
Definitely not. My family's first encounter with a Church member was when I was 3 and lived North Carolina. My parents had 3 children and my dad was out of work. A Mormon guy in our neighborhood heard about this and brought us some food and saw to it that our heat was turned back on. None of us were LDS, and we did not know this guy. My mom still remembers that vividly after 35 years. When I met the missionaries years later I made that connection from that act of service years before. Show more Show less