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Hi I'm Jackie

I am a wife, a mom, an RN, a carpenter and handywomen. I play the piano but can't sing worth a hoot. And I am a Mormon

About Me

Before I was married I was an RN and worked in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I loved what I did but quit working to stay home with my children after my fourth child was born. For the last 20 years I have literally been a homemaker in that I am a self taught carpenter and handywomen. I've made much of the furniture in our home, tiled floors and bathrooms and built fireplaces. We have done major remodeling on two homes before we, ourselves, built our current home. Our children are now all grown and out of the house but I stay busy with our hobby farm and helping them work on their homes.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Catholic, but by the time I was twelve we no longer went to church. In my late teens I wanted very much to have God in my life and I attended many different churches looking for the feeling I had had in church as a child. I also had two questions about God that I felt could be answered by the right church. When I was nineteen two Mormon Elders knocked on my door and I let them in. To my surprise they were able to answer my questions and as soon as I walked into the church that Sunday I know I had found what I was looking for. That was 35 years ago and I've never regreted it. The church has helped me in more ways then I could count. I know that our Savior lives, and that we have a Father in heaven that loves us and is arware of our needs and desires. They want us to be happy and to reach our fullest potential. I know that this church is true.

How I live my faith

We live in a small town in the upper midwest where there are not a lot of members of the church. This has given me the opportunity to serve in many callilngs. Over the last 35 years I have taught the children and the youth in sunday school, and been the president of the childrens and womens orginizations. I have taught the young men and women in early morning seminary and set up and run the Family History Center . I've also always been involved in my childrens schools as a teachers helper and a supporter of their various sporting activites they were involved in.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The Atonement of Christ became necessary when Adam and Eve's transgressed in the Garden of Eden, this also made it possible for all of us to be born. Adam and Eve's transgression brougth physical and spiritual death into the world, as we are all born, we will all someday die and as we all sin we are separated from Heavenly Father because no unclean thing can enter into his presence. The Atonement allows us to overcome both physical and spiritaul death. Because Christ's died and was resurected we will all be resurected after we die and because He took all of our sins upon Himself in the Garden of Gethsemine, we can be forgiven and be made clean when we sincerly repent, so that we can return to our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less