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Hi I'm Jenny

I was born and raised in Provo, Utah. I'm a Proselyting Missionary serving in Florida. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a junior in college studying Biology Education when I put my life on hold to serve an 18 month proselyting mission to Florida. I worked 5 years as a janitor in a middle school to save up for my mission, and for school. My passion is learning! I love it! I want to distill that love into others. I especially love teaching about the Book of Mormon, as it is evidence of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony (a witness) of this Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was in High School, I wanted to know for myself if what my parents and church leaders believed was true. I knew that I had to study what Mormonism is really about before I could make a conclusion. I read the Book of Mormon and near the very end I read, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true... And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." (Moroni 10:3-5) So I prayed, but I didn't get an answer. I didn't feel any different after my prayer. I thought I had done something wrong. But upon further study, I realized that I had to "ponder these things in my heart" and that the "fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance." (Galations 5:22-23) So instead I thought about what I had learned from the Book of Mormon and how it made me feel. So I prayed again, this time keeping all of these things in mind. Throughout the rest of my High School experience, I would study the Book of Mormon and other scripture. When I was thinking of Christ and his Atonement, I would feel this overwhelming peace. My testimony did not come in one instance. It developed over time as I studied, attended Church functions and finally recognized the 'fruits of the Spirit' in my life.

How I live my faith

I'm not a very outgoing person. I don't like talking to strangers and I mostly kept to myself in High School and College. But I have been blessed with so many things in my life that I decided to brave going on a mission (which mostly entails talking to strangers all day, every day). I've found that God truly can turn our weaknesses into strengths! He can change us into the person He wants us to be. As we try and follow Him, and help others follow Him as well, we start to become changed by His Grace and become a new person! This is a Gospel that has to be lived every day and every moment. "If you almost keep the commandments, then you almost get the blessings." I had to give up a lot to go on a mission, but I feel a deep and abiding peace and happiness that I want everyone else to feel. I've gained this peace by asking God the right questions. I always have questions about things (which is probably why I love learning so much), but I know that all my questions can be answered if I search, study and ask God for answers. One of the most important questions I've asked is, "Is the Book of Mormon true?" As a missionary, I invite others to ask these questions of God and teach them how to recognize answers.