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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a mom of four, a lawyer, and a Texan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four (soon to be five!) with the oldest having just turned seven. I went to college intending to be a teacher, but ending up becoming a lawyer. I met my Alaskan husband at law school and decided to stay home with my first child before I got into practicing law. I spend my time refereeing my children, playing games with them, cleaning and cooking (and yes, sometimes we just have cold cereal for dinner), driving to playdates and soccer practice, and going on the occasional date with my husband. I play harp and piano and love watching my children learn to appreciate music. Amidst the everyday, I try to teach my children what is most important in life and to treat others kindly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by Mormon parents who always taught me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They taught me about the blessings that come from living God's commandments first and foremost by their examples, but also through reading scriptures together and by teaching me to pray. I have always known that God lives and that He loves us because I have felt His presence in my life. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that He too, loves us. I'm a Mormon because this church teaches me about the purpose of life, where I lived before I came here and what will happen to me when I die. I'm a Mormon also because I have prayed to know if the teachings of this Church are true and have received an answer that they are.

How I live my faith

I live my faith primarily by trying to give service to those around me. With four little ones at home, my service right now is mianly for them and my husband. However, I like to serve my friends and neighbors as well, in any way that I can. In addition, I teach a class of 13-year-olds on Sunday, play piano for another Sunday meeting, and regularly (monthly) visit in the homes with some members of my congregation to see how they're doing and to form friendships with them. My family is also visited regularly by others who, in turn, offer their love and friendship to us.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jamie
Mormon missionaries go all over the world to share with others the happiness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one is required to go, and every person who serves as a missionary of our church chooses to do so and pays their own way. Young men typically go at the age of 19 and serve for two years. Young women will usually go at the age of 21 and serve for 18 months. Additionally, older members can go on missions with a spouse or if they are unmarried by themselves, to be paired with another missionary. The many missionaries I know who have served have a genuine love of God and of others and they truly want to make a difference in the lives of those around them. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jamie
We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. He was a perfect man who lived a life of service and who ultimately sacrificed his life for each of us. He atoned for our sins making it possible for us to repent of our mistakes and to receive forgiveness, was crucified on the cross, and was resurrected three days later. Because of Him, every person on earth will be resurrected and we will each have the opportunity to live with our loved ones and our Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jamie
We do not worship Joseph Smith. Rather, we worship Jesus Christ and God the Father. Joseph Smith was called, by God, to be a prophet during his time on earth - just like Moses, Abraham, and many others were called to be prophets during their time on earth. We respect Joseph Smith as a man who did much good not only for our church but for all who knew him. Show more Show less