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Hi I'm Jennie.

I'm a new wife and a student. I'm a reader and a counselor. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm a college student going after a psychology undergraduate degree. I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet, but I know there is some cause out there that I need to be part of. Either way, graduate school is definitely in the plan for someday, along with a family and career. My hobbies include reading, writing, learning, cooking, and piano playing. I love music! I'm the youngest of nine children and now have twelve nieces and nephews. I love my family very much, and have now officially started my own with my recent marriage.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born and raised as a Mormon, I don't feel like I gained a true and living witness that it was true until I was 17 years old. I had always been taught that God will help me to know what is true if I will ask Him with faith and humility. Throughout my teenage years I struggled a lot because I was stubborn and I wouldn't pray and ask for the truth like I had been taught. Finally, when my foolishness finally caught up with me and I was humbled, I did reach out to the Lord. And let me tell you, once I turned my life over to Him, He helped me to know in my heart that this is the truth. I can say that I know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's true restored church on this Earth. Not because that was what I was taught, not because it's what someone else believes. I know it because I have felt it in my heart as I've studied the Book of Mormon and prayed to know for myself. I can tell you - it is true. This knowledge has changed my life and made me happier than I could have ever imagined.

How I live my faith

Right now I live in a college community with a large ward (or congregation) of students my age. It's a great environment for us to share in our common struggles, while still using this college experience as an opportunity to grow personally and in our faith. Part of what I do in the ward is something called visiting teaching - another young woman and I are given the responsibility to watch over and care for the needs of one or two other women in the ward. This includes everything from bringing food when they're sick to just being available for a venting session if that's what they need. Every young woman in the ward has this same support system of visiting teachers - even I do. It's a wonderful way to strengthen each other, and it helps me to come closer to the Lord as I serve my sisters in Christ.