Hi I'm Jocelyn
I lived by myself for awhile but ended up deciding to move in with my amazing grandparents. I have a full-time job and am a part-time college student who just recently changed my major to Secondary Education with an emphasis in Theatre and minoring in Anthropology and English. I LOVE theatre! I have wanted to be on stage since I was in 7th grade. When most kids were trying to figure out what they wanted to do with life, what I wanted to do and that is to go to Broadway to act, direct, produce, and ultimately become a special effects make-up artist but as of late, I have decided that I am needed to help mold and shape the lives of the youth. To be a mentor and to love them; to show them that I care! That is why I want to be a teacher! To help promote this dying art! I am quite family oriented. They are my life, they are my everything. Even though my siblings drive me bonkers, I still love them and would do everything for them. In my pass time (if I have any free time at all) I also LOVE to read. Oh my goodness, nothing brings me so much joy then to curl up with a book.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born and raised a Mormon; however, when I moved from my hometown when I was 12 I started falling from the church. I started doing stuff that I knew was wrong but I didn't care. I was going to rebel. I remember the awful feeling that came with living without following the gospel. I remember kneeling down and praying with all my might to our Heavenly Father to help me in any way. The next day I got called by a woman asking me to come to church because she hasn't met me. At first I was uncertain with going but if someone asked me to do something I did it. So I went to church and from on then I knew that this is where I was suppose to do and how I was suppose to live my life. Don't get me wrong. Living the standards that our Heavenly Father asks me too is difficult and some days I question my strength but I always pray to our Father in Heaven to give me strength and I always pull through. I know that this church is true. I know that at my Heavenly Father loves and listens to me. I am so thankful for this gospel that provides me with the truth and understanding of this world. I am so thankful for my family and even though they aren't active members I know that Heavenly Father loves them with all His heart. I know that I am one of His many precious daughters and that always comforts me. I know that one day I will be able to see Him once again and this gives me all the joy in the world and I want to share that joy to everyone!
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
I never had a strong testimony in prayer, I mean, I did it every day but I never fully appreciated it until I was 18 years old. My mom was going through a great deal of physical pain that required her to have surgery because if she didn't get the aliament taken care of she could have died, but first let me explain my mom. My mother is one amazing woman. She does everything in the house she cooks, she cleans and she provides money for the whole household. She is my best friend and I love her more than the world itself. Reading this you can imagine the feelings in my house at the time. She was laying in bed crying because she was in so much pain. Being the oldest I took over the cooking and the cleaning. Also, since I was the oldest I had to be the strongest. I was scared and if my little siblings saw that I was scared of what could happen to our mom then they would be more scared. On the verge of tears and not knowing what to do, I went to my room and prayed with all my might. I have never prayed with such vigor, love and tears before. I prayed for comfort for my mother and my family. I prayed that everything would be okay and that my mom would not leave this world and leave us kids alone. I prayed for five minutes asking Heavenly Father for help and after my prayer I felt better. I had an understanding that everything was going to be okay. The next day my mom was fine. It seemed like she never had surgery and because of this experience I appreciate prayer. I now know that Heavenly Father listens to every single prayer and I know that when we are humbled and in great pain that he will help us. I know this with every fiber of my being and I am so thankful for it. I know that everytime I kneel down to pray that he listens to me, His child, and he loves me so much. Because of this it has helped me love him even more.
How I live my faith
Before moving to my college city, I taught the youth mainly the young women. I was their teacher and I was their friend. I discovered that as time went by I grew to love each and everyone of them with all of my heart. I know that they are going to do great things in life and I loved having the opportunity see them grow and develop into amazing women. Right now I help teach mini spirtual lessons on Monday. I usually theme each lesson with a special activity and I love every moment of it. I always give 120% each lesson. I find that when I am preparing for the lesson I am also learning as well as enhancing my knowledge. I love being able to teach my peers something spiritual and I know that they listen to me and by doing this I know that Heavenly Father is blessing me more understanding and patience to give the lesson. I also go to church classes throughout the week. These classes help restore my spiritual gauge so I will be able to live how I am suppose to live and I love every minute of it! There are so many activities as well as lessons throughout the week to go to besides Sunday. They are always so much fun and I know that whenever I go to one that I will leave spiritually refreshed as well as happy. Recently, I have received the honor of going and teaching my Heavenly Father's children because I have gotten called to be a missionary and am to labor in Florida Tallahassee and it's so EXCITING! I am thrilled to go and share my happiness to those who are seeking it!