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Hi I'm Jenna

I love to travel. I love to cook and do crafts and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated college, married my best friend and moved to Wisconsin. It's fun to be back in the midwest again! I love Wisconsin and their fried cheese curds! YUM! I studied abroad in Austria where I later served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I think German is one of the most beautiful languages and love their culture. I can't wait to go back! I also love to be with my close friends and I love to laugh. Cooking and baking are probably my most favorite hobbies and I'm always looking for new recipes. I'm also learning how to sew and becoming great friends with my seam ripper. My family is very important to me and I always enjoying being home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, however there comes a time when we all need to choose for ourselves. I think growing up I always felt that the church was true, yet I didn't know it for myself. I think the defining moment for me was when I was 19 years old. I was on my study abroad to Austria. I was never one to feel home sick, but being in a foreign country, with a foreign language, I felt completely alone. I came back to the apartment where I was staying only to find it empty. I hadn't bought food yet and was therefore left to eat the only things left that I had brought with me, Skittles and Crystal Light. Nutritious. I was sad, lonely, hungry and humbled. I decided to turn to the scriptures and pray for help and that was when my life changed. I felt an overwhelming feeling of love, which felt like a big hug from my Heavenly Father. I knew that the Lord was aware of me and knew exactly how I felt. From then on I had a testimony of my own, which increases with each passing day. That experience gives me daily strength and allows me to get through tough times, because I know I'm never alone. I know that the Lord lives. I know that He loves each of His children, and I know He speaks to us today. I know He has revealed the truth to us and wants us to come back to Him. I know you can know this too.

How I live my faith

What I find to be really great about the church is that everyone has a place and responsibility. However, no one is paid for what they do. The jobs often switch, which means you could be planning activities for the church for a while and then switch to teaching five year olds. It's nice to be able to share your talents with others, or even develop new ones. Recently I was asked to help out with teaching the four and five year olds. This has been challenging, but so fun! It amazes me how simple the gospel of Jesus Christ is and also how much these little children know about their Savior and Heavenly Father. I'm grateful for such a church that includes everyone. This church isn't somewhere you only go on Sunday, but is a church that takes a daily part in your life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We are striving to follow the example of Jesus. Never was there a better example of service than our Savior, Jesus Christ. He "went about doing good" and served all that were in his path, regardless if they believed in Him or not. We strive to do this too. I love that whenever there is a natural disaster the church is one of the first to show up and offer their aid. We are all children of God, regardless of our faith. Therefore, when we follow the example of Christ, we don't discriminate against who we serve, instead we serve all that need help. Show more Show less