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Hi I'm Jody

I grew up without religion. Today I am a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I grew up in a wonderful family. We were loving and had our normal ups and downs. As I started getting older I felt like something was missing from my life. One day I found myself in a situation that I thought what am I doing with my life? Where am I going with it? And what is my purpose? I met a dear friend that was a member of the Mormon church. I decided to see for myself if it was something I wanted in my life. The void was filled. I discovered that each day had a purpose. I started learning about who I was. As I look back on my life, I see the good life I had but I see that there was little purpose to each day. Today I have a much richer life. I am married to a wonderful man and I have wonderful children. Life is hard and full of many challenges. Each day I am faced with somthing new to over come. But I see the love of my Savior and I see the purpose in each day. I have much to be grateful for.

Why I am a Mormon

I embrassed many priciples of the gospel right off the bat. First I felt an incredible peace that I could not deny. I understood and loved the organization of the church. I think its perfect that no matter where you attend church in the world you will be learning the same doctrin. Things clicked quickly as I prayed about them. I learned about the Holy Spirit and how it spoke to me. I'm still learning that. I was in aww when learning about Joseph Smith. Learning about the churches history touched me deeply. I am drawn to the faith of the members and thier hardships. They hardly complained. They understood who they were and their purpose and because of that they pressed forward having faith in Christ. I love the New Testiment. I really have enjoyed learing about the parables Jesus taught. I learn about ways to deal with my problems when I read the Book of Mormon. I believe in the power of the priesthood. I know God is a just God. I know that he has organization to his plan. I believe in Prophets and Apostles. I listen to their teachings and I feel the Spirit and I know what they say is true. I know Heavenly Father knows me and loves me and he speaks to me personally. He also speaks to me through his servents the Prophets. Man is changing but God is never changing. I am Mormon because I believe in the Restoration of the Gospel. I believe that through Christ we can return to live with God again. I am Mormon because I can not deny the whisperings of the spirit testify to me that the things I have learned are true.

How I live my faith

I try to be like Jesus by being a good friend. I love to help at my kids school and be involved with the wonderful people there. I love meeting new people. I enjoy working with the little kids at church. I teach the 8 year olds in Sunday school. They can be active but they surprise me every week with their knowledge. I also work with the boys in Cub Scouts. This has been such a blessing to work with my two sons and many other boys in preparing them to be strong young men someday. One time I was asked to help with the music in the childrens program. I said yes without hesitation then I realized I have no musical talents. I got to work learning how to lead music and what songs I was to teach them. It was a hard year but it turned out to be one of my favorite acts of service. The Lord makes weak things strong in my life. Only through him could I have done it. Thats what I love about my faith. We have no paid clergy. We are invited to serve in different capacitys without getting paid. If we accept these callings the Lord can show you things about yourself you had no idea you could do. I learn to walk by faith. I listened to a wonderful talk given on prayer. The speaker ended her talk by asking us a question, "are you living in partnership with the Lord?" I have asked myself that question each day since I heard that talk. Each Sunday a different member from the congregation is asked to give a talk on a topicwith lots of notice to prepare. We are all ordinary people asked to do things that over time will make us extrodinary people.