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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm a Teacher. I drive a PINK 1971 VW Super Beetle, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Feb 6th, when I was 8 years old. My parents are from Utah but they raised me and my brothers in Texas. I was taught to seek after the truth from a very young age, and because of that, I came to know that Heavenly Father knows and loves ME. I attended Southern Virginia University and received a BA, and have lived in Virginia, Missouri and Utah. Now I live in Texas again. With every change in life, I know that Heavenly Father is with me, guiding me in the choices I make. Right now, I am working as a Substitute Teacher doing two things that I love: teaching film to high school kids.

Why I am a Mormon

People say its different growing up as a Mormon, I've never known anything other than going to Church on Sundays and trying to live the best you can all of the days in between. I remember as a child taking on the same challenge that Joseph Smith Jr. took, to ask God. My answer was on a much smaller level, but the impact has been the same - a strengthened testimony in the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now that I am older, that testimony has been what I have built my life around. Because Jesus Christ lived, and atoned, and died for ME, I can live for Him. He is my best friend, and my Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in every action or thought that I do or have. It's in everything around me. My outlook on life is shaped by the faith that I was taught as a child. Even going to the grocery store and doing something small for someone else goes back to the teachings of Christ, to live as He would live, and do as He would do.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jenny
I recently had this question asked of me by some teenagers. After I explained what we were counseled not to put into our bodies, one of the teenagers responded by saying, "You can't do anything!" I explained that we choose to not do certain things. After talking further with this teenager, he responded, "So basically, you don't do anything that isn't good for you already." That is the best way to explain it. Today there is lots of evidence that tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea, and illegal drugs are harmful to your body. They damage your body; but another aspect of this issue is that they keep you from having the Holy Ghost with you at all times. The Holy Ghost can be your constant companion, but not if you are distancing yourself from him. I know that the word of wisdom is for our benefit. If followed correctly, we will enjoy the blessings of a healthy body, and sound mind. We will be able to run and not be weary, and walk and not faint. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jenny
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is our Savior. He Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Jenny
Our faith is to be in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. If we have faith in Jesus Christ, then we believe that He did what the scriptures say He did - that He literally bled from every pore when He took upon Him all of the sins, heartaches and physical pains of everyone who ever lived or will ever live. It is to believe that He provided a way for our return to Heavenly Father. Our faith in our Savior leads to us to act on His teachings, to live the way He lived. Show more Show less