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Hi I'm Jenn

I got baptized when I was 18 years old. I love this gospel more than anything. I am proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

I got baptized when I was 18 years old. To this day I still remember the spirit I felt when I came up from the water. So many questions I had, had been answered. I felt new and clean. I felt that nothing else mattered in my past and that I no longer had to live a life wondering what it was all about. I decided when I was 21 to go on a mission.My testimony was like a fire burning within me. I felt that I needed to let people know of the peace and happiness that comes from being a member of Christs true church and that even people who have done things they think are unforgivable can feel the cleansing power of baptism, of truly being reborn. All the guilt and sadness that came from doing things that were contrary to what my Father in Heaven wanted for me was completely washed away. Unfortunately with being the only member in my family and because of the age I was when I became a member I found myself alone. The group of friends that I had made had either gone on missions, gotten married or had left to go away to University. I slowly slipped away from the church, went back to my old life, and ended up getting pregnant. After many nights of lost sleep, and counselling sessions I decided to keep the baby even though the dad wanted me to have an abortion. That baby was the biggest blessing and would be the reason I came back into full activity in the church again. I am now sealed to an amazing man who also was not born into the church and we have 4 beautiful children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because The Holy Ghost confirmed to me 20 years ago that I was where I was supposed to be. That I belonged. Everything I heard when I took the discussions with the two Sister Missionaries was almost familiar to me. Like I had heard it before. I knew that I had to be a part of the Church. I was home. My activity in the church was very much tied but not entirely, to a huge group of friends that were amazing examples to me of faith and strength in the Gospel When I came home from my mission I found myself saying good bye to a lot of them. Some got married, went away to school or went on missions themselves. I found myself alone and because I hadn't been a member for long enough to really have a testimony that would sustain me through such loneliness I slowly slipped back into my old life before I joined the church. The funny thing is though that throughout the time I was inactive, I still had a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and knew that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the true church of Christ but because of the depression that I struggled with I could not feel the Spirits promptings and comfort. It was only after I went through one of the hardest things in my life that I was humbled enough to truly turn back to my Savior. I was pregnant at the age of 23 and alone. The dad wanted me to abort the baby. I'm not going to lie, I thought about it but I had an amazing best friend who told me that I could not. No matter what I could not and she was right and I'm so glad I listened to her. That baby would be the reason that I came back to church. I couldn't imagine not being sealed to her for time and all eternity and I knew the only way to do that was to go back to church, become worthy to enter the Temple and find my eternal companion. I have been back ever since then and that was 12 years ago. I have gone through a lot in those 12 years but it has only strengthened my testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I get to spend every Sunday with amazing little spirits! I am currently the Nursery leader and that means that I get to be in charge of taking care of all the little ones under the age of four:) How I LOVE my calling! I have amazing women in there with me that help out as well and it has been my home now (on Sundays) for the last 4 years or so. In my family it is very important to always have prayer before we leave the house for the day and at night with a scripture before we go to bed. We go to church every Sunday and my children get to participate throughout the week in activities for their age group. It has been hard since having my two youngest children to try and keep spiritually strong. I find it hard to find time to pray and read my scriptures but I always try and have a prayer in my heart and try to make sure that I read at least one scripture a day for myself. Prayer and scripture study has been a huge life saver for me. No matter what is going on in my life, if I make a commitment to pray always and to learn from the scriptures or talks from our Prophet and Apostles, my testimony does not waiver. I am very grateful for the confirmations I have had throughout my life about the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His church. I cannot deny what I have felt and know to be true. I have gained amazing friendships through something called "Visiting Teaching". This is where two women are assigned a few women in our ward to watch over and visit at least once a month. I know that the lists that are given are inspired by the Holy Ghost as I have needed the exact people that were on my list as well as my companion I was given! I try and live my faith to the best of my ability everyday knowing that I have made a covenant (two way promise with God) that I am to always remember Him.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jenn
My answer to that is the spirit. The Holy Ghosts purpose is to testify of truth. To testify of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. If you pray with real intent believing that you will recieve an answer he will tell you whether the Gospel is true or not. I have found this out for myself, and I believe everyone should find out for themselves and never rely on someone elses testimony. God wants us to ask and he has promised that he will answer. Maybe not how we want or when we want but he WILL answer. Show more Show less