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Hi I'm Jackie

I'm a grandmother of 21 and a lifelong community volunteer and I am a Mormon

About Me

I'm a wife, mother of 7, and a grandmother of 21. I volunteer in my community to make it a better place for families. While raising my family I was head of our county coalition against drug abuse, served on the school board and now am chairman of our local Pro-Life organization and on the board of an anti-gambling coalition. I love the rural area where I live, music, classic movies, and reading and of course, my family.   

Why I am a Mormon

Three reasons First, the Gospel of Jesus Christ fills my spiritual longings. I feel the spirit and have received the confirming testimony in my heart. I can feel the Love of the Savior in my soul as I come to know and love him and listen to his words. I feel the Spirit in the meetings, when I serve in the church, and when I read the scriptures. The spiritual experiences I have had in His church sustain me and fill me with joy. Second, the church answers my questions about the purpose of my life. I know that I lived in heaven with God and that he knows me by name and loves me and am sent to the earth with important things to do and learn. I know he wants me to come back to live with Him. This knowledge supports me through difficulties and gives me direction and helps me make good choices in my mortal life. Third, the doctrines of the church make sense and are coherent. The Spirit bears witness to me that the church and each doctrine is true. I don't have to choose between reason and belief. As I learn and grow I understand more deeply. It satisfies me intellectually while enlarging me spiritually. When the Spirit testifies to me of its truthfulness I feel enveloped in a warm loving feeling and my mind is opened and enlightened.  

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the Temple. I love the feeling in the temple. As soon as I walk in to the temple I can feel the world fall away from me. It is a reverent place of learning and spiritual strengthening and communion with God. While in the temple we are working to help others and have a lot to do. But there is a strong sense that the temple is the Lord House and he is the one in charge. I have had inspirations, received clear answers to spiritual problems, and seen miracles there. If this is what Heaven is like, I want to live there.