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Hi I'm Jazlyn.

I grew up running around in the outdoors. I am writing a fantastic novel. I love Disneyland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have just graduated from college in exercise science and english. Right now I'm working for an shipping company, but am also writing a novel. Someday I would love to be an EFY session director and write for the church, but most of all, I want to be the best mom ever! I know that the gospel and my family are the most important things in my life and that I have the great responsibility to raise and nurture my family in truth and righteousness. When my husband and I were sealed in the Oquirrh Mountain temple over a year ago, we made certain promises to the Lord about how we will direct our lives. Both of us can't wait to begin to add to our family and to help them understand these sacred truths.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My mother was a convert and my father's family has been in the church for generations. However, I was truly converted to the church on December 31, 2005, when I finished the Book of Mormon for the first time. I was enlightened. I followed Moroni's counsel and asked Heavenly Father if the book were true. I received the answer that it is.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is simple; I do what God asks me to do. Each week I reevaluate myself and ask, "What can I do better? What problems am I facing at this moment in my life and how can I resolve them in the Lord's way?" Often there is a whole list of things I can do better, but instead of being overwhelmed with the list, I pick out only a few things and work on them during the week. For the past few months, I have tried to learn about patience. I realized that patience was one of Christ's divine attributes and that in order to become like Him, I needed to do some personal developing. I hung a quote from Preach My Gospel on our apartment door that says, "Patience is the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious. It is the ability to do God's will and accept His timing. You must be patient with all people, yourself included, as you work to overcome faults and weaknesses." For over a month, I have been sick with pneumonia and a sinus infection. Compared to other illnesses, those may not seem like much, but there have been a few days where I have been unable to move for the pain in the face and head. I have cried in prayer to Heavenly Father countless times to heal me so that I could get back to work and move on in my life. However, I have learned that I need to "accept God's will and timing" (Preach my Gospel). It is not always easy, but when I put my trust in Him, the pain and ill feelings I have become bearable.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

During my time in college, I had to walk about twenty minutes to get to an early morning aerobics dance class. As I walked, I watched the sun begin illuminating the mountains in its light. I saw how as the sun came up, the dew on the grass began to glitter, the snow on the mountains appeared pink, and everything had a golden glow. This scene often reminded me of Alma's words in the Book of Mormon when he declared that "all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator" ([i]Book of Mormon[/i], Alma 30:44). In other words, the universe is so beautiful and complicated. Could such a thing come together on its own? I think not. There needs to be someone there to rule over it and give order. That someone is God. Show more Show less