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Hi I'm Jill

I'm a guide and trip planner.I love adventure.No matter where I'm at or what I'm doing, one thing is always constant.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Jill. I live in Florence, Italy. I am a tour planner for a travel company that hosts tours to Italy, Natural Italy Tours. Thanks to this job I get to meet many interesting people and best of all... travel. As a child of a military officer adventure was taught to me at an early age. Every 18 months I had to get used to a new school, and make new friends. This pattern stayed with me even when I got older. When I turned 20 I moved to Italy. There I met my husband and have been here ever since! Last November I even became an Italian citizen! I love being a citizen of two continents! I absolutely love art and history so Florence is the perfect place for me! It hasn't been easy living in Italy, as the cultures are very different, but I have learned to love my adopted land. Italy has the most amazing food and this is one thing I miss any time I travel. I even started a cooking show on youtube to teach people how to make things from scratch so they can enjoy Italian cooking anywhere on the planet!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14 I was very lost. My family always raised me with good values, but the values had no meaning to me. I didn't understand why I should live them. I investigated many churches, and met some very good Christian people and good people from other faiths....but something was missing. One day a Young Women's president and a set of missionaries came to my house and invited me to church. I wasn't baptized until I was 16 as I wanted to have real confirmation that the church was true. . The missionaries brought me to understand the healing power of the atonement of Christ. I had never felt that feeling before. Once I had felt it I knew that the church was true. I also like the teachings of the church and how if followed can make anyone extremely happy. I am grateful for the blessings it has brought to my life and the opportunities Heavenly father has given me to be a blessing in other people's lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live the principals that the gospel offers. I try to use the gospel to enrich my life and those that are around me. I strive to live my life by example and not judge those around me so severely. Once they see the kind of person I am people will normally come and and ask me what religion I am. In Italy we are surrounded by various beliefs, both political and religious. I also think that living my faith means loving everyone, no matter their background. I stand up for my beliefs when necessary. I can't wait for the new temple to be built.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No we do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship God, and Jesus Christ. We look at Joseph Smith as a prophet whose words can bring us closer to God and Jesus Christ. We try to use his life as an example of how to live our life. Joseph Smith is just like any other prophet from the New and Old testaments! Show more Show less