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Hi I'm Jen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to five wonderful children, one that has passed on from this life, but still very much a part of our family. I know we'll see her again and be a family forever. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Math and taught High School math until my first child was born. I love to teach children, so when all of my children started school I began teaching preschool and absolutely love it! It allows me to do what I love - teach - and still have the time and flexibility to get involved with my own children's education by volunteering at their schools. I love camping and the outdoors. There isn't anything more calm and peaceful to me than the forest. I can leave the cares of the world behind and enjoy a technology free, no rush day. I also love to play sports, especially volleyball and basketball, for my "me" time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. As a young child, I naturally believed all that my parents taught me. As I grew older, everything they taught me about Jesus Christ and His church always felt right. I have never doubted, however, their came a time that I realized I had to rely on my own testimony and faith and not my parents. I made a choice to follow the teachings of His gospel because I wanted to and not because it's what my parents wanted me to. The gospel now is my life because I have recognized that it brings so much joy and happiness to me no matter what daily trials I face. When I am faithful in reading the scriptures, daily prayer, going to church, and living His commandments I am happier. I am more patient with my children, I am a better wife, I am a better person. Most importantly, I am a mormon because I want to be a family forever even after we die. The one thing I long for the most is to hold my infant, who died at birth, in my arms again. I long to get to know her and be a forever family with my husband and all of my children. The church teaches us that we can be a family forever. Through this experience with my daughter, I have gained a strong testimony that it is true and I know that I will see her again someday. My faith in Christ sustained me through this difficult time in my life. Being a mormon is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church each Sunday, serving in the church and living the doctrines of the church daily. I have served in several areas of the church that has brought tremendous growth to my life. Currently, I work with the youth. I have the opportunity to teach and interact with them twice a week. We have the opportunity to do many things for good. As a group we have had many opportunities to serve others in our own church and in our community. We have made meals, cleaned homes, painted old buildings, visited nursing homes, and much more. I love seeing the changes in the youth as they take time out of their lives to serve others.