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Hi I'm Jacqui

I'm from all over Canada, I've got a Professional Theatre diploma, two kids, a great husband, and I'm a mormon!

About Me

My official college degree is in acting, but I love so many other things! I sing, I play piano, I write, I knit, I read books on my own and watch movies with my husband--when I have the time to do any of it. The thing I do most often lately is take my kids to the park! And dishes--lots of dishes. Although the one thing I make sure to do for myself is participate in local community theatre plays. Acting remains my greatest passion and outlet. My husband is in school to become a plant-based researcher, and one day we'll have an acreage where we grow lots of food and plants and raise animals and do horticultural experiments. We're pretty excited about it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the church, so that's how I learned about the Gospel. But I am one of those with a very logic-based questioning mind--I seek to understand everything around me, and learn as much as my mind will absorb. This characteristic is what led me to be converted to the Gospel. I spent a lot of quality time questioning and doubting and there were two things which always kept me coming back: first that I was allowed and ENCOURAGED to question. Second that eventually, often with the help of meditation and prayer, I would always, ALWAYS come to a logical and satisfying understanding of the question I was asking. I soon learned that the Gospel is Truth--the same Truth as the laws of physics and mathematics and nature. Just as those things ARE, the Gospel simply IS. That has been confirmed through the logic of my mind and through the Spirit, time and again. Once I realized this, and really began acting upon the principles of the Gospel, my testimony has begun slowly morphing into one of "proof through practice", where I now KNOW that what is taught is true, because I have tested it, and it has worked.

How I live my faith

I am currently the Primary music leader at church. Each week I have the privilege of coming up with fun games to teach songs to the children and enjoy the gift of singing with them! It is definitely one of the most fun jobs someone can do at church! I also sing in the church choir, and visit with other women in the church as part of the Visiting Teaching program, which helps us to foster friendships with each other and make sure that all of us are looked after whenever we may need the help. During the week though, I live my faith by being myself--making friends; being caring and understanding of others; exercising my talents by acting in local productions; going back and paying for a yogurt I accidentally took out of the grocery store. All that stuff!

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

God tells us that there must be order in all things--and His church is no exception to this rule. The organization at the head of the church--the twelve apostles and presidency--is set up in such a way that when a prophet dies, the most senior member of this group becomes the new prophet. But God is in charge of who that person will be when the time comes. So although the organization makes it so that there is never any confusion or contention over who will become the new prophet when the previous one passes away, ultimately it is God who chooses the prophet. Show more Show less