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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a reader. I'm a traveler. I love to bake. I'm a wife. I'm a first time mom to the most adorable little girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with four sisters, my mom and my dad. My family is only partially active in the LDS church. I completed a Bachelor's Degree in History Teaching and English Teaching, and then went on and completed a Master's Degree in Reading. Teaching was supposed to be my back up plan, because I thought I would get married and have a family young. That wasn't quite the plan. I worked for several years and loved it before I even met the fabulous man who would become my husband. We were married in the temple in 2009. We had a baby girl in August of 2011, when I quit my teaching job to be a stay at home mom for a while. I love to travel. Some of my favorite places have been Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Paris, France; and Florence, Italy. I love to read and reread my favorite books once a year. I love to spend time with my husband and daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings me more peace and happiness than anything else. I grew up with a father who drank quite a bit, and weekends were a time of play rather than worship. When I was 16, I needed something more in my life to be happy than going boating or four-wheeling on the weekends. I started going to church more frequently, and have rarely missed attending church since. Because I'm a Mormon, I have had wonderful blessings in my life, and I understand where I am going in life. Some family members have made other choices, and it saddens me to see where their choices in life have led them. I choose to be an active Latter-Day Saint (Mormon), and because of that choice, my trials in life are easier dealt with.

How I live my faith

I spend a lot of time planning activities for our church congregation. Some involve just the women, while others involve whole families. At these activities, we have spiritual messages as well as a lot of fun. We learn things as well - things like how to be more prepared for emergencies, how to work with our finances more effectively, and just how to be a happier person whatever our life circumstances may be. I sometimes also teach the gospel on Sundays. I love this. I learn so much more about my Savior, and myself when I immerse myself in preparation for a lesson. Teaching always redirects my path back towards Jesus Christ.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I think the LDS church is growing because people are curious about several things - not only where we came from and our purpose in life, but also why Mormons are happy and successful in their lives. The church provides answers to those life long questions, and by living the church teachings, we become a happy and successful people. People can feel of the truth of the gospel and of the love that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father have for them when they look at what the LDS church is and what we believe. With all of those wonderful additions to life, why wouldn't the church grow? Show more Show less