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Hi I'm Jenny!

I'm married to my best friend, I love music, makeup, food, and friends, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

Hello, I'm Jenny. I was born and raised in Southern California, spent 18 months in Portland, Oregon as a missionary and now I live in Idaho with my husband while he attends college. I grew up with a Mexican immigrant father and a mother who worked outside the home. I have one younger brother who means the world to me. My childhood was good, but once I reached my teenage years a lot changed. My parents started a business, we moved from my childhood home and then when I was 15 my parents divorced. They both remarried and then when I was 18, my Father died of a painful cancer in his bones. Life happened quickly. I struggled to be there for my mom and brother, all the while relying on the faith they didn't share. I moved to San Diego after High School, made friends who helped me grow my faith, served a mission and came back and married one of those friends. His name is Edward and he truly is my greatest blessing. My husband and I lost our first child to miscarriage and it's been harder than we ever imagined. As with all trials, it has brought me closer to the Lord and helped me solidify that my faith is what will always sustain me. Currently, I am loving my role as a wife, friend and leader. I recently started a bookkeeping company and am very blessed to work from home. I also love being an aunt to 14 kiddos! While I am anxious and hopeful for motherhood, the Lord has given me so many ways to be a "mother". I know He has a plan for my life and I will trust in Him.

Why I am a Mormon

At about 13 I began a search for truth as my peers began to associate themselves with various churches. In my search I went to various churches. I went with Jewish friends, Catholic friends, Christian friends, and asked all sorts of questions of anyone that was willing to answer. I remember I had one friend who kept inviting me back to the church of my childhood, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I kept putting it off for some odd reason until finally I just said yes. I went on a trip that summer and learned all about the church and Christ. We visited church sites and watched pageants about the scriptures. I felt at home and even felt overcome with emotion at times. At the suggestion of my new friends, I went home and read from the Book of Mormon. I was asked to pray and ask God for myself if the book was true or if the church was true. I knelt by my bed that night and asked God my questions. I had no doubt He would hear me and give me an answer. Love filled my chest and I felt bigger than my body. I felt warm and calm. I was truly peaceful and yet my only desire was to run outside and tell the world that I KNEW this was all true! From that moment until now, I continue to pray and receive answers to even the smallest questions. I know that Heavenly Father is mindful of me, even at 13 years old, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to keep Christ at the center of my life. I'm not perfect at this, but every week at church I reflect on how I can be better and go from there. I firmly believe Christ knows exactly where I am and that he loves me regardless of how many times I need a do-over. :) I was able to serve as a missionary for 18 months. I shared my faith with so many people everyday and it gave me a great foundation for my life now. I still share my faith everyday, not just with my words, but by serving and loving those around me. I also serve in my ward (congregation) as a leader for the Young Women, aged 12-18. They are the most beautiful people I know and I am blessed to be in their midst. They make me strive to be a better woman. I also live my faith by the choices I make. I do not use bad language, smoke, drink, or participate in anything immoral. While the world might look at that as boring or old fashioned, I know these behaviors keep me safe and help me feel closer to God. I hope that others can see that, too.