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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a wife and a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a junior high math teacher who enjoys reading books and spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born in a family where both of my parents are Mormon, but I know that at some point everyone has to decide for themselves what they will believe and how they will live. My faith was strengthened bit by bit as I learned that God hears our prayers and loves us individually, that families are a way for us to get the support we need in hard times and good times, and that Jesus Christ is our Savior who showed us how to live and He makes it possible to live with God again someday. This knowledge gives my life direction and perspective.

How I live my faith

Currently my husband and I help out in a ward with single college students. I love working with them because they are beginning their own lives and deciding where life will take them and what they will do. We were at this point not very long ago and I remember how difficult it is to wonder where your life will take you and how to make good choices that will lead you in the right direction. I also love to watch them learn that Heavenly Father loves all of us, hears our prayers, and is involved in our lives.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

God, our Heavenly Father, sent us to earth so that we could learn to become the men and women he wants us to be. However, He knew that we would all make mistakes sometimes things as simple as losing our temper or not being kind to others, other times our mistakes are more significant. Jesus Christ was the only perfect person ever to live on the earth and through his atonement and death he was able to suffer for our sins, so that if we would repent he could pay the price for our sins instead of us. To me, repentance means realizing that I did something wrong, making a commitment to never repeat the wrong thing I did, talking to the person that I hurt and asking them to forgive me, asking God in prayer if he will forgive me for my mistake and help me to never repeat it again, and then living the way I have committed to God that I would live. This process seems so simple, but it requires a real intent to change and trust in God that he will help us become better people. I don't quite understand how Jesus Christ can suffer for my sins so that I don't need to, but I know and trust that He has done that and if I believe in Him and follow what he has asked us to do then I can day by day become a better woman. I am eternally grateful for Jesus Christ that he was willing to live a perfect life and die for all of us. Through this process, he was also resurrected so that we can all be resurrected and live with Jesus Christ and God someday. Show more Show less