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Hi I'm Jodi

I'm from California. I studied Communication Disorders. I play the piano and sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children. I grew up in a gospel-centered home where I was taught to pray and read the scriptures and love the gospel. I have taken years of piano and voice lessons and love music. I enjoy cooking and baking for my family and friends. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's in Communication Disorders and started substitute teaching after graduation. I applied to multiple graduate schools and was disappointed to find out that I did not get in after all my hard work. This made me reevaluate my goals and motives in life and put my trust in my Heavenly Father, knowing that he had a plan for me even if I don't always know what that plan is.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home. My parents were members and so were all my siblings. When I was fifteen, I started to question my motivation. Being a Mormon is not easy. I needed to know for myself if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was in fact the true church on the earth. I distinctly remember the first time I knelt down and prayed to know if The Book of Mormon was true. I knew that if The Book of Mormon was true, that everything else had to be true too. I found a time when I could be alone in my room, I knelt down, and I asked God if The Book of Mormon was true. My answer did not come instantly, but gradually. I felt peace well up inside me, almost like a tangible warmth. I felt the Spirit confirm to me that what I have been taught all my life was truth. I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace to my life. I can find answers to life's questions through prayer to my Father in Heaven and through reading The Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because through my faith I can know that when I face life's challenges that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me and He will show me that plan if I trust in Him and His timing. I am a Mormon because it means I can be with my family for eternity, that life does not end at death, but continues on eternally. I am a Mormon because, amidst the turmoil and strife of life, it makes me happy and gives me a sense of who I am and why I am here.

How I live my faith

After much prayerful consideration, I received personal revelation through the Spirit of God that I should serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I will begin laboring in the México Cancun Mission in August 2014. My faith is who I am. I live each day trying to follow the Savior's example. I live my faith when I have patience with my many siblings, when I attend my church meetings, when I visit the sisters in my congregation, and when I make personal study of the scriptures a part of my day.