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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm Mommy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom of three very young kids. I've only been out of school a few years. I always considered myself a bit of an academic, but I'm discovering a much richer depth to life in being a mom. I got my BS degree in genetics, but now I've switched mental efforts to learning to eat healthier, bake bread, sew, live frugally, and raise capable and conscientious children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace that Jesus Christ brings into my life through the scriptures, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and modern revelation. I love knowing that God knows me and knows what I can handle. Life is hard, but we've received a promise though the Prophet Joseph Smith in the book of Doctrine and Covenants that if we search, pray, and believe, all things will work together for our good. As a faithful Mormon, I've got "all things" on my side. Who could ask for more?

How I live my faith

I work with girls age eight through eleven. We have a twice a month evening activity to strengthen their faith in God. Sometimes we have deep discussions over scripture stories, but mostly we teach self-respect through games or learning new skills in a warm and safe environment. On a less formal level, I spend a lot of time around other young mothers sharing emotional support and ideas. Having a connection with other women strengthens all of us as we help those in need, receive help when we are in need, and get a fresh perspective.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible is the word of God. We seek after all knowledge and truth where we can find it, but the Bible is especially significant. The Bible contains God's directions to his people and the words of Christ. As we learn from its truths, we can become more Godly. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

No. The church focuses on teaching us correct principles. In matters of politics, it is up to us to decide how to use those principles. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Church is where we meet each Sunday to learn and partake of the Lord's Sacrament. Anyone is welcome to visit our churches. In the temple, we enter into covenants necessary to live with God and our families again after death if we obey His commandments. If we are not obeying the basic commandments we have already received (like paying tithing and being baptized), we are not ready to enter the temple to receive further commandments. Worthy members go to the temple to enter into covenants for themselves, and return to do work on behalf of their deceased ancestors, who may choose to accept or reject it. Show more Show less