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Hi I'm Jenn

I'm Canadian, I'm a nurse, and I'm a first generation Mormon.

About Me

I'm a small town girl living in a big city in hopes of achieving even bigger dreams. I love life... I try to see the beauty in each day. I love to travel, run, dance, write letters, and I love to find the good in others. I believe that everyone is unique and that there is a divine purpose for each of us. I believe that we are not humans having spiritual experiences, but rather spirits having human experiences

Why I am a Mormon

Besides the fact that I believe the Gospel with every fiber of my being, I cannot think of any reason why I shouldn't be a Mormon. The Chuch has truly given me a new life and I love it more than I can ever express. Being a Mormon has helped me discover who I really am as a Child of God, has shown me my potential and purpose, and has answered the questions that have lingered with me from my earliest memories. Investigating the Church taught me a lot about who I really am, what I want from this life, and what I want thereafter... not only for myself but for my family too! The peace that I feel each day is a constant reminder of what amazing joy is to come if I choose to follow in Christ's footsteps. I am a Mormon because I love Christ and Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family forever. I am a Mormon because the Church completes my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving others- I love the Lord, therefore, I love His children. I will be the first to testify that it is not easy, but no one ever said it would be. It's also not always easy to stand alone as the only member in your family or faculty, but I know that someone is always counting on me to do so. I make my values, standards, and beliefs known and I encourage others to share what they believe. I know it is easiest to live my faith when I strive to live worthily and attain the light of Christ (it's simple, keep the commandments). When you have His light, people notice that there is something different about you and those opportunities are precious to sharing the word of God. Pray. Teach. Love. Serve. It doesn't have to be complicated.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jenn
We perform proxy baptisms (or baptisms for the dead) because Jesus Christ taught us that baptism is required for salvation, and many people have passed away without having the opportunity to be baptized by the authority of the priesthood. We believe that God wants salvation for ALL of this children, and therefore has provided a way for all to receive this required ordinance. Baptism by proxy does not take away the individual's ability to choose; they may accept or decline what has been done on their behalf in the Spirit World (where our spirits go once we have passed away). Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Jenn
Sunday dress is usually "Sunday best." This includes suits/sport coats, and ties for men, and skirts and dresses that are knee length with tops or sweaters that cover the shoulder for women. The two major holidays celebrated in the Church are Christmas and Easter, as they pertain to the birth, suffering, death, and Resurrection of Christ. We also celebrate local (i.e. Canada Day, or Victoria Day) and personal holidays which may include birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, and so forth. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Jenn
Churches are public places of worship. Therein we meet for activities, classes, Sacrament, and other church meetings (such as Sunday school, Relief Society, and Elders Quorum). We welcome members and non-members alike at church. The temple is, and always has been, the House of God. It is here where we perform sacred ordinances required for eternal life. Like church, everyone is welcome to visit Temple grounds, however only members of the church who are living worthily may enter due to its sacred nature. Show more Show less