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Hi I'm Jill

I love my family.

About Me

I am a runner. I am a swimmer. But the greatest thing I am is the mom of seven amazing children. They keep me busy, but I love the fun the bring into my life. When I'm not shuttling kids around or cleaning up after them, you will find me reading, sewing, knitting, or baking cookies. I love to run and swim in the early morning hours before everyone is awake. I don't even take music along because my life can be kind of noisy, and I love the quiet time to think and ponder.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of mormon pioneers who crossed the oceans and plains to come to Salt Lake. I grew up in the church and was baptized when I was 8. I do have a testimony that this church is true. I have seen miracles in my life that have shown me that Heavenly Father is there. I cannot imagine not having my family forever--both the family I grew up in and the family I have now. I know that when I live the teachings of the gospel, it is the way to keep my family eternal. Living the gospel is the way to happiness.

How I live my faith

I take advantage of each day to interact with my family in a positive way. The time will soon come when my kids start leaving home, and I don't want to have any regrets of things I should have done with them, or should not have done. They are my treasure, and I put them above all else. Right now I am serving in the youth program in our ward. This means that each Wednesday night I organize and participate in an activity with the girls ages 12-18 in my congregation. I absolutely love working with the youth. They teach me so much, and it is a great joy to see them learn for themselves that living the church standards is really what makes them happy.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

We believe that the God of the Old Testament is the one and only God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the God that we worship today. He is the father of Jesus Christ. He directed his prophets of the Old and New Testaments just as he directs our prophet today. Our church doctrines of temple worship, baptism by immersion, baptism for the dead, fasting, and tithing are all doctrines taught in the Bible. We believe that holy men and prophets from all times were charged with the sacred duty of writing the words of God and of collecting them and preserving them for future generations. This collected history from the story of Adam and the creation in the Old Testament to the words of St. John in the book of Revelation are sacred to us. The Bible is the word of God. Show more Show less