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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a wife, a poet, and a Nationally Certified pharmacy tech that is living with M.S. Most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Not only am I a Pharmacy Tech, I am also an Avon lady because I love jewelry and fun perfumes. My interests are mainly of an artistic nature, with writing stories, singing in choir and opera productions, and taking photos. I also love baking and playing games with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized and raised in the Gospel. Admittedly, I did drift away for a time in my adult life. It was through our Church's President Gordon B. Hinckley's words that I realized how empty my life was without the strength and courage the Church's values bring to my life. I never wanted to feel that alone again, so I've stayed close to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ever since. I love being a part of a church that has a place for everyone, no matter their occupation or race.

How I live my faith

I just follow the commandments and decide every day that I'll be a good example to others and show that people can always do better than they did the day before. My calling in the Church is a different one. I'm the go-between person for genealogy for the Relief Society, the organization in the Church that enhances and encourages women and their faith. I also am endeavoring to make scripture study a more regular part of my daily life.

What is faith?

Jennifer
 By definition, faith is a belief in things unseen. For me, it's also a trust that if you do your best, He will make up the rest. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Jennifer
Mormon women are no different from any other woman. We laugh, we work hard, we help each other. Some of us have families to raise, some do not. Many of us work, some do not. Many are married and some are single or widowed. Regardless of our circumstances, we stand as sisters in faith and band together to help worthy causes when we see them. Sometimes it's as large as making quilts for a homeless shelter, but most of the time it's as simple as helping a family move into a new house or making a meal for a new mother's family. While it is true that only men hold the keys of priesthood in our church, that does not make them more important than women. Many prophets in our church have stated that the women walk beside their men in equality: never in front and never behind. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jennifer
This is inspired revelation that was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith. In a meeting he had with some of the men of the Church at the time, some were smoking and spitting tobacco on the floor. Smith prayed on these habits and the revelation he received was the Word of Wisdom. In essence, it states that the body doesn't need tobacco in it, nor liquor or coffee. It also talks about the smart use of meat, herbs, vegetables and grains. This revelation was given long before society on the whole started seeing the medically ill effects of liquor and tobacco. Though many see the Word of Wisdom as restrictive and confining, it frees the body from illnesses like liver disease, lung cancer, and heart trouble. Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Jennifer
Our temples are different from our meetinghouses in that, for meetinghouses, anyone can come to our services if they are curious about our meetings and what we learn in our Sunday School classes. Temples, however, are meant for sacred ordinances. That is where we conduct baptisms for the dead (as spoken of by Paul in 1 Corinthians), and sealing marriage ordinances that are meant to last through this life and the next. It takes a certain degree of discipline and integrity to become worthy to enter Heavenly Father's holy house, but it is worth it. In the temples you also get a certain amount of spiritual education that improves your understanding of God's eternal plan. It is also a place where you can take problems or worries you have and get a great degree of clarity and peace regarding the matter. Even if you can't enter the temple, just visiting the grounds brings a great amount of peace as a refuge from the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jennifer
That could not be further from the truth. We are ready to help any denomination or nation if they are in need of assistance. We have brought wheelchairs to 3'rd world countries, helped with natural disasters in the United States, and done random acts of kindness in our own neighborhoods. We don't ask about religious beliefs, we simply ask "What needs to be done?" That is why, when I see on the news any stories of ugly storms or earthquakes, I know in my heart that Church leaders are rallying the troops to give aid in any way possible. Show more Show less