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Hi I'm Jenny

I grew up in Wyoming, traveled half way around the world, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a small town country girl at heart! I love a slow paced life filled with mountain hikes, the smell of pine trees and only the sounds of nature, though I've always wanted to travel the world and experience new and different things. After traveling much of Europe and Africa, and completing college, I found and married my best friend. It was then I found a passion for being a full time mother and wife. Family is everything to me. After struggling to get pregnant, and now watching our little one grow and develop her own personality, my husband and I have come to appreciate our families so much more! Our dream is to find a way to move closer to them to make more memories together. Until then, I love to spend my days cooking, baking, reading, studying and learning about child and human development and serving in my church and community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. My mother converted from being a Lutheran and met my father shortly after he returned from serving a mission for the LDS church. They raised me and my siblings to be LDS, but it was always our choice. I read, fasted and prayed a lot to know for myself if this was what God wanted me to do. After many life lessons that strengthened my testimony of this gospel, I too served a mission so I could help bring others closer to Christ. While serving the humble people of Madagascar, I came to appreciate the eternal perspective that this gospel brings. I know I lived before I came to this Earth. I know I was excited to come here, to learn and grow and strengthen relationships with those around me. I know after all the trials and great adventures of this life, there is more joy to come. I know I can be reunited with those who have passed on, and I know I can see my Savior and have a closer friendship with Him if I live now to be worthy of that privilege.

How I live my faith

I currently participate in my ward as the president over the program for children ages 18 months - 12 years. It was a very daunting task at first, but as I have come to know the children more and have felt of their amazing strength, courage and faith, I have felt a lot of peace and joy. By serving around these little ones, I am starting to get a glimpse into the love our Heavenly Father must feel for all of His children. I live my faith by simply just doing what is asked of me in the very best way that I can. I want to obey the commandments because I know that is what will keep me safe and happy. I try to live to have no regrets or worry about what might have been. I just try to take one day at a time and not wish away my time here on Earth. Surrounding myself with people who have the same morals and values helps me stay positive and optimistic through all of life's ups and downs.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Jenny
Absolutely not! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join the church, and EVERY faithful, worthy man may receive the priesthood and use it to bless the lives of those around him. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jenny
As Latter-day Saints, we believe that Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He atoned for the sins of ALL mankind. We pray to God the Father in Christ's name, and the name of the church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reflects that Christ is the head of the church. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Jenny
It has never bothered me that women don't hold the priesthood in our church. I know that is just the way the Lord wants it to be done. Just like I've gratefully and humbly accepted that I would be the one to carry and bear children, these are the separate but sacred roles and callings of men and women. I know no blessings will be withheld from me from not holding the priesthood myself. But I know I can receive blessings from being married to a righteous priesthood holder and calling upon his power and authority. And I know as I serve and lead in different positions in the church, I do so under the direction and authority of my priesthood leaders. They help lead and guide me, but definitely respect my opinions and authority to act in the office I was called. We work together, women and men, both in the home and at church. Show more Show less