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Hi I'm Jami M.

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm an athelete. I'm a composer. I'm a chef. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Eight years ago I left home to chase my dreams and start a singing career in country music. I decided to go to college in Nashville and work my way into the music business. What I didn't know is there was much more for me than a career in music. I had chosen my school because of an opportunity to play soccer, and an academic scholarship wasn't so bad either. Shortly after starting my first semester I met a young woman who would become my best friend and introduce me to the restored gospel. We had the same major/minor and were both atheletes. The only difference was our religions. I was Baptist and she was Mormon. Normally Baptists avoid Mormons like the plague, but something felt different about this Mormon. I hadn't had much contact with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I remember being taught in church that the Mormon church was a cult, and when Pepsi had a Mormon CEO we started drinking more Coke. After lots of conversations with my friend and attending church several times I decided to pray to know if the Church was true. I didn't receive an answer right away. It took several months of pondering and searching. I had lots of oposition from my family. My mother would send me anti-Mormon literature and had the whole congregation back home concerned. I was eventually baptised. And what a blessing! I have a beautiful, eternal family with a wonderful husband and an amazing little girl. Despite the hardships, I know I am where the Lord wants me.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was learning about the Church there were a few doctrines that rang true to me as soon as they were introduced. One of them is that God, the Father, and Jesus Christ are two separate beings. Growing up in church and reading the Bible, I was always puzzled by the Trinity. I remember thinking, "why would Jesus pray to himself?" Although it was hard for me to make sense of Joseph Smith and the First Vision and a few other restored doctrines, I knew right away that Jesus and God really were two different beings. That has changed my relationship with my Father in Heaven and with me Savior entirely. The other doctrine that touched me was that of seeking answers and wisdom through prayer. I had been taught my whole life to not question God. To do so was blasphemous. Whatever the preacher taught, whatever interpretation of the Bible was popular was the only way of thinking. No questions asked. When I heard the story of Joseph Smith and how he asked God to know which church he should join I started to really understand the scripture "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and yee shall find..." I was born a very curious person. I drove my mother crazy with questions. So, you can imagine how many questions I had for God. Now I know I can truly communicate with my Father in Heaven and find answers where uncertainty once dwelt.

How I live my faith

Being quite and imperfect person, it's sometimes difficult to put my faith into action. Somedays I just want to be lazy and that changes my entire mood for the day. I have trouble being happy and enjoying what I have been given. As a stay-at-home mom I have lots of little tasks that can seem so daunting. I've learned that it's so important to invite positive influences into our home and into my mind. After my mission I got rid of all the questionable music I owned. Since being married we threw out any movies or video games that weren't positive and uplifting. Each day I try to spend some time reading the scriptures. I also like to listen to discourses from members of the Church that help me stay focused on what is most important in life: family and serving the Lord. In a world that is telling us to constantly compromise and change our standards I think it's so important to always be thinking about who you are and what you stand for. The scriptures say we should be "anxiously engaged in a good cause." Whether that is in the workplace, your community, or your home, we can be trying to better the lives of those around us. I personally love doing this through teaching Sunday school in our local congregation. I teach a class that focuses on people who are not members of the Church. I love using the experiences I've had with learning the gospel to help these individuals come to know their Father in Heaven and better understand His plan for them.

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

Jami M.
I recently gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. As I witness her development and all that is inherrent to her body and mind I see that there is divine design in our physical and mental attributes. She already knew how to suck when she was born, and my body naturally produces milk for her. She sneezed minutes after delivery. Not because she was allergic to something, but because that is how infants clear their airways. There is far too much detail in life that is so perfectly planned for it to all be coincidence or happenstance. There IS a plan. There IS a divine author of that plan. He is our Father in heaven who watches over all of us and is intimately involved in the details of our lives. Show more Show less