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Hi I'm Jenny

I grew up in California. I'm studying to be a Speech-Language Pathologist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm originally from Central California. I have only sisters in my family, no brothers. My parents got divorced when I was younger, so I grew up with my dad and stepmom(s)... it's a long story. I used to play soccer and softball growing up, but then I got into student government in high school and throughout my undergraduate years. I am currently a graduate student studying speech-language pathology alongside my husband of almost two years who is doing graduate work in chemistry. We like to travel when we can, but mainly we hang out, go to school, watch movies, play games, and anything else we come up with. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised my family in the church, but when my parents got divorced, my dad stopped going as often or as whole-heartedly. Since I lived with my dad, it was mainly one of my older sisters and I who went to all of the church services and activities. Although I was baptized when I was eight, I actually didn't really like going to church until I was a teenager when my sister went away to college. She made me promise that even though I might go alone sometimes, it is very important that I keep going to church, so I did. From that time on, I started learning a lot about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what it means to me in my life. I had to find out for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was real and true. I learned truths like that by going to church, attending 6 am seminary during high school, reading the scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon), and praying everyday. I don't have a perfect knowledge of everything spiritual, but I know that the Holy Ghost is what let me know what is true and I know that this church is true. I don't always make the best choices, but I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that through Him, I can become clean and pure from my sins and return to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again. That is what keeps me going and it brings so much happiness in my life when I try to live the standards of the Gospel that I have learned in this church.

How I live my faith

It is important to me to try to live the standards I believe, so I dress modestly, don't swear, don't drink or smoke, and I try to follow in the Savior's example with how I treat others. My husband and I go to church every Sunday. We also read scriptures together every night and pray together morning and night. I read the scriptures by myself (I'm currently reading the Old Testament) and pray morning and night to try to maintain a good relationship with my Heavenly Father. At church, I have had many opportunities to serve, whether as a Sunday School teacher, planning events for the congregation, leading a woman's organization, and visiting people in their homes. I also took some time off of college to serve as a full-time missionary for a year and a half.