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Hi I'm Jaime

I'm a Mormon. I teach 7th Grade Language Arts and am a mother of three boys.

About Me

My hobbies include reading, watching old movies, and baseball. Two of my favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Great Expectations by Charles Dickins. I love watching Audrey Hepburn movies as well as Alfred Hitchcock thrillers. I have been teaching 7th Grade Language Arts for the last 10 years and enjoy helping students find joy in reading and writing. My husband and I have three boys, and two grandsons and two "grand-dogs" (both girl Pugs).

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the church shortly after my 19th birthday. Prior to this, my knowledge of the church was limited. I had heard a little about Brigham Young, and had recalled seeing a movie about his life and the early Saints in my youth. After my first year as a student at the University of Missouri, I went home for the summer to work at a local music store. At this point in my life, I felt as if there was a great void -- I felt as if something was missing in my life. Missionaries from the church had been sent to my town and they happened to be teaching my boss. They would periodically come in to the store to see if Sandy was working, and I remember thinking that there was a special spirit about them. My boss told me that they were with the Mormon Church and I made the connection with Brigham Young. The next time that they came into the store, I boldly asked them to tell me a little more about the church. They gave me a Book of Mormon and asked me to read it, which I did. I started attending church and met many wonderful families. When summer drew to a close, I went back to school and found the student ward at MU. It was here that I gained my testimony that the church was true and that this was what had been missing in my life. Discovering that my family can be an eternal family was truly something amazing. Joining the church was not without its challenges. My parents were not interested in learning more about the church and were more than a little upset when I decided to be baptized. However, time does heal many wounds. As they began to see all of the positive changes in my life, my parents began to soften and realize that the being a member of the church had brought me happiness and joy. Three years after joining the church, I met a wonderful man and we were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. I have been a member for over 30 years now, and have never doubted for a moment that it is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in the church. In the past, I have worked with young children, youth, and adult members. Currently I work with our women's organization as a secretary. I take minutes, participate in the organization of a variety of church events, assist in preparing meals for these events, train other secretaries, and participate in humanitarian service projects.