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Hi I'm Jeri

I'm from a family of 8 children raised in So. California. Have a husband and 3 boys now and live in Colorado. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate in Design. When our 2nd son was born, we made what I consider the hardest decision of our life and I quit work in the computer aided design field and became a full-time mother. While being the hardest decision in my life, it has been the biggest blessing. I have been able to be there for our boys as they have grown. Now, they are all out of the home. I keep busy by mountain biking, playing tennis, skiing, working out, sewing, and doing projects around our home. I teach seminary (scripture study) at 6:15 A.M. every school day to freshmen and sophomores in high school which means 6 days a week I am either preparing to give a lesson or giving a lesson or both- and no, I do not get paid for this service. I am a do-it-yourself-er and I love making things by giving old things a new life. I love working with wood, metal, fabric, and rock.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church and attended meetings regularly because my parents required it. This did a few things. It helped me gain a strong foundation of a testimony of Jesus Christ as my savior and redeemer, Joseph Smith as a prophet that restored Christ's gospel, and helped me realize that I wanted the gospel in my life forever. Although there have been times when my testimony has waned and I have chosen to be lazy in my attendance and commitment, I have always known that this church is true. I cannot imagine raising a family without it especially in these current times. The spirit has confirmed to me that the gospel of Jesus Christ in it's entirety can be found in the church which bears his name. I love a church which encourages it's members to find out and know for themselves of it's truth and I believe that God wants that for each of his children.

How I live my faith

Each day during the school year, I rise at 5:15 to get ready for seminary. This is a program that teaches our youth in-depth scripture truths. It is held at the church building and goes from 6:15 till 7:00. Then, sometime throughout the day, I take the time to prepare the lesson for the next day. This calling takes a lot of time but is so rewarding to me that I do not have words to express it. It has helped my knowledge of Christ's teachings expand. After teaching seminary, I feel that I can do anything I am asked to do.