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Hi I'm Jenilee

I am Jenilee. Wife, mother, and a student (again). Behind and through it all, I'm happily a Mormon!

About Me

Family: My folks are in Ohio, where I grew up with two brothers and a sister. Now I have a handsome military husband, four cute girls, and a happy boy. Hobbies: Reading good books and watching good movies. I also enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and sitting under trees. Goals: To complete a Masters degree, becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. I would also love to read or listen on cd to Les Miserables.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was taught as a child to live its doctrines. Throughout my life, as I have lived the principles I was taught, I have come to know for myself that these teachings are true! I have a testimony that Jesus is real and that He really loves me. Why do I continue to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ? Because I feel happy when I do. Because I know it is true. Because I have promised to follow Him. I have faith that if I follow the gospel of Jesus Christ I can have my family forever, and oh, how I want that! That is what He has promised if I follow this gospel. My motivation to follow His gospel is strong and real. I know Heavenly Father loves me. I know Jesus is the Christ. And knowing that, helps me love others, and with love my life has purpose.

How I live my faith

On Sundays I focus on keeping the Sabbath day holy by trying to minimize technology so I can focus on my family and not be distracted. I go to church with my family and try to help people around me feel happy. I have a fun responsibility of playing the piano for the children's singing time on Sundays. Also, I find that Sundays are a great day for me to research my family history. Family history is so interesting, and I find myself wanting to learn more and more about my ancestors. Outside of Sunday meetings, I'm a Visiting Teacher to a few ladies in the congregation to check up on them regularly, to help them if needed, and just be a friend. Visiting Teaching helps me not feel lonely. It gets me outside of myself and helps me think of others. On a daily level I feel full as I read the scriptures and pray, and teach my children about Jesus Christ. Those things help me know I am doing my part to come closer to Christ. I love going to the Temple as often as I can. It always helps me feel strength to be a better mother and wife, and person, and feel closer to our Heavenly Father. Having the Missionaries over to our house to join us for dinner occasionally is so rewarding spiritually, as they give me tips and encouragement to know how to better share the gospel. Sharing the gospel is a focus for our family, and I try to do that by being a friend, getting out of my house to talk to my neighbors, and invite them to church on Sunday and church activities. I am happy when I invite others to have an opportunity to see for themselves about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

What are Mormon temples used for?

We believe Mormon temples are another place God can teach us about eternal truths. It is like a school for worthy members to learn more about God's character and Jesus Christ's role in our lives. I have learned so much in the temple. It helps me maintain focus on what is most important in life--my relationship with Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, keeping the commandments, and family. Also in the temple we join in covenants with Heavenly Father, including marriage for eternity, which also binds parents with children for eternity. The best day of my life was when I was sealed to my husband for time and all eternity in the temple. I felt God was smiling for us. The temple is such a special place for me to understand more about how important family is to God. I feel comfort knowing our children can be with us forever. In all the temples we also provide opportunities for our deceased ancestors to receive ordinances, like baptism, if they did not get the chance while on earth to receive the gospel. Check out 1 Corinthians 15:29 and 1 Peter 4:6. Show more Show less