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Hi I'm Jenni

I'm a Mormon, and I can't imagine my life without the gospel.

About Me

I'm a college graduate in Microbiology and Psychology. I currently work for a pediatrician and am hoping to go back to school soon for a masters. I love to do anything in the outdoors, especially rock climbing, hiking and camping. I love the arts and am very into musicals, ballet and opera. I used to know how to play the flute and the piano well... unfortunately without practice they have both fallen by the wayside. I love watching and participating in sports, tennis, football, soccer, baseball etc. I'm also a world champion baton twirler... as crazy as that sounds

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church and was blessed to have parents that were both raised in the church. At eight years old I was baptized a member of the church. It's amazing to think about the faith and the testimony that I must have had then to know that getting baptized was the right thing for me to do. As I have grown older, I have had my own conversion to the gospel, and although it was not some grandiose event, these small witnesses that I have received through out my life have solidified my testimony of this gospel. I know this church is true. I know my Savior Jesus Christ lives, and that he died for me that I might have the means to return and live with him and my Father in Heaven again. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he restored the gospel to the earth in the latter days. I know that President Thomas S Monson is a prophet of God, the Lord's mouthpiece on the earth today. I know that as we heed the counsel that we have been given by him and couple that with the knowledge that we receive from the scriptures, prayer and temple attendance that we will grow closer to our Savior and that one day we will be like him. I know that I am a daughter of God and that I have been bestowed with a divine lineage and inheritance as long as I keep the commandments and the covenants that I have partaken. My testimony and the knowledge that I have of the gospel is the foundation for who I am as a person. This knowledge drives my daily activities and decisions and gives me a purpose in this life, and without it I would surely be lost.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church I am currently serving as the leader for all the women in my ward. I'm in charge of making sure that their needs are met spiritually, physically, temporally and emotionally. The ward I work with is unique because all the women are single adults between 18-28 years old. It's been an amazing experience getting to know each of these women by serving them, and learning even more as I allow myself to be served by them. They are great examples to me of living faith as they go and visit other women in the ward who are sick or afflicted, lend a helping hand to those who are in need, and a shoulder to cry on when necessary. I live my faith by being an example to those I come in contact with, as well as reading my scriptures, praying, and weekly attendance at the temple.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Women of the church are much like the women of the world in that they are strong, they often times work outside the home, and strive to cultivate loving relationships with their families and friends. They are women who give much of themselves for those around them, who are examples of modesty, faith and charity. As a Mormon woman, I have come to learn that women in this church have equal standing with the men, regardless of them not holding the priesthood. God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) if he was, then God would cease to be God. The biggest testimony to me of this is to hear the way that the leaders of this church, especially our former prophet Gordon B Hinckley, talk about their wives. These men who hold the priesthood and who are prophets of the church revere their wives and often comment on how their wives are better individuals then they are. If we truly believed that women were considered second class citizens in the church, these testimonies of the divine attributes of their wives would never be heard, and especially not at General Conference where it is broadcast to the world. I know that God has a special reverence for women, so much so that when Christ was resurrected the first person that he appeared to was Mary Magdalene. This reverence for them extends to his living servants and the way that they see the women in their lives as daughters of God. Show more Show less