Hi I'm Jen
I'm a convert to the church, baptized on February 6th, 2010. I'm a Health Care Management major, and I enjoy anything that has to do with Latin American culture. I love to read The Harry Potter series, and anything by Jane Austen is amazing! Holidays are my favorite; I love to over decorate for all of them. I'm a huge fan of horses, mountains, and the ocean. Hawaii is my favorite place in the world. Teaching is my passion, music is my heart! I've played cello for 15 years, and I love to sing. I currently work in the Emergency Trauma Center here in Saint Cloud, and I absolutely love it!
Why I am a Mormon
I was never looking to change my life. I was happy as a Catholic, which is the religion I grew up with; but Heavenly Father knew better. The church found me, and I am forever grateful for it. There is a spirit with this church that can not be found anywhere else. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and it has made a world of difference in my life. This church brings me happiness because I know it's where I belong.
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
It comes back to the fundamental laws of physics: an object in motion will stay in motion, and an object at rest will stay at rest. If we start making good choices, we start moving; and once we are moving, we won't stop.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
I am the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in my family. My ancestors never had the chance to learn about and join The Church. I do family history because I want my ancestors to have the chance to receive all of the wonderful blessings that come from being a member of this religion, and so we can be together forever. Another reason is because I know how important family is in our lives. We are taught that our families are one of our greatest blessing from Heavenly Father, so I do family history work so I can learn about my heritage.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by being the best person I can be. I continually strive to share the things I've mastered, and perfect the things I have not. I know my standards, and I don't lower them for anyone. I dress modestly, refrain from swearing, and do not drink alcohol, no matter what. And I do this, not because it's a rule, but because I want to. Most importantly, I work hard to let the light of Christ shine through me.