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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm a mom, a financial analyst, and a golfer. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have three grown children and am divorced and remarried. I've been working in the financial field virtually my entire working life. I love to golf, even if I'm not very good at it. I volunteer for Hospice and I feed all the neighborhood feral cats.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised a Catholic, but fell away shortly after I got married the first time. I spent most of my child-raising years with the Methodist church, but married a non-active Mormon. When he became active in the church, I took the lessons from the missionaries, and discovered the truth of the restored gospel. I've been a member of the church for 6 years now. Being a Mormon isn't easy. It's not a religion you can attend on Sunday & forget about once you leave the parking lot. But feeling the love of the Savior and following the commandments give me a feeling of peace and contentment that I've never felt in any other religion.

How I live my faith

When my youngest still lived at home, I would read the scriptures to him each night. We both enjoyed this special time together, and it helped him make better decisions when faced with situations at school. I rarely worried about what choices he would make because I knew he had a good basis of values both at home and at church. I love going to services on Sundays because all members take turns with the prayers and the talks, and that gives the meeting a personal touch. Then we spend the rest of Sundays resting, giving ourselves a truly unscheduled day. I have become very active in family history research as well. I have found out things about my heritage that no one in my family knew. It's been fun building a family tree and then taking the names of my family to the Temple, giving them the opportunity to become a member of the church as well. My faith has been really helpful in my work with Hospice patients as well. While I don't try to teach my patients about my faith, it has given me a sense of peace about life after death that allows me to be calm and loving even when faced with imminent mortality. I do not fear death, as I know it is simply a method by which our souls move from this world into eternity.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jenny
We can offer baptisms to people who have died before receiving the opportunity to be baptized. Then those people can choose whether to accept the baptism and learn about Jesus. Show more Show less