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Hi I'm Jen

I'm a homeschooler!

About Me

It's nice to meet you! I have young children and I stay home with them all day long! I started homeschooling two years ago and I love it! Education is one of my many interests. I have a Bachelor's in education--everyone thinks it comes in handy with homeschooling, but the truth is, homeschooling isn't really all that hard. I play the flute (for over 20 years now), I like to say I play piano (but as soon as someone starts singing along, I really mess up), I love making to do lists, and I spend lots of time planning to be fit...maybe this year, finally! LOL My husband is also LDS (a Latter-day Saint a.k.a., Mormon) and we attend church in a small branch-there's about 60 families but only a few make it every Sunday. It's a wonderful bunch of people, so sincere and honest. I feel really privileged to associate with these members. One day I would like to get back into the classroom and teach (bringing in lots of what I've learned through homeschooling) and serve a mission, or several! I'd like to go to struggling areas in the world and help set up education systems or literacy classes. Oh! My favorite animal is the red panda, favorite colour is green (most of the time) and my favorite food, depends on the mood or holiday! hahaha.

Why I am a Mormon

Well...why not?! As a Mormon, I get to believe that I am a daughter of a Supreme Being (Heavenly Father) who loves me and wants me to live with Him in heaven again. I get to believe that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and my brother. I get to believe that my prayers are answered, that canon scripture is open, that my family will be together forever and so much more. As a Mormon I get to be a part of the best (my opinion) and oldest (fact) established organization for women in the world (the Relief Society), serve in leadership positions, participate as a team player devoted to a united goal of teaching and sharing the gospel. I have an incredible network of people ready to help in a moment's notice and no matter where I go in the world, if I find a Mormon, I find a friend! My husband and children benefit from similar associations being members...and, on a more humorous note, I get to hear some of the most outlandish misconceptions about Mormons and then clear them up! I love being Mormon.

How I live my faith

One thing Mormons believe is "being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." This is how I try to live my faith. I serve in my church, I chair a committee in the community, my children participate in community sports and events, my husband sits on the town council, I have some very dear friends who are not Mormon...in all these activities, roles and relationships I sincerely try to live my faith.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jen
From 600 B.C. to approximately 400 A.D. there were nations of people who lived in the Western hemisphere who believed in the same traditions and scriptures as their ancestors, the Jews. The prophets and leaders who lived at that time kept records of what was happening in the church (since they too believed Jesus Christ to be the prophesied Messiah). These records were abridged into one volume by a man who was a prophet near the end of his nation's existence. His name was Mormon. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jen
Yes!! Isn't that wonderful! That's one of the best things about living nowadays, there's a prophet to serve the world, anyone who will listen, and lead them to the Saviour where so much good news awaits. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jen
Joseph Smith was a kind, wonderful, humble man, who served many people, served God, had a family, and experienced remarkable trials with steadfast faith. It was revealed to him the location of the record of the past nations of the Western Hemisphere (The Book of Mormon), and through him that all aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ were once again made known to all people on the face of the earth; he was a prophet. Show more Show less