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Hi I'm Jill

I love to laugh and have fun. I'm a junior high teacher from a large, loving family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 2nd of 6 children, and the oldest of 2 daughters, born and raised in the south. I love to sing, dance, read, play basketball, bake goodies, go to the beach, watch movies, spend time with my family, and play games with friends. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Chemistry Education. I had the opportunity to serve a full-time mission in Washington and I now have the opportunity to teach junior high. I love learning and I love to meet new people who come from different places and cultures all over the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be, and living the gospel brings me immeasurable peace and happiness. I was raised in the church but there's a point in life when you decide if you believe what you've been taught. When my parents taught us about the gospel, they testified of its truth, but we didn't have to take their word for it. They encouraged us to question, test, and find out for ourselves. When I was a young teenager, I decided I wanted to know the truth for myself, so I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to find out if it was true. My prayer was answered and I know the Book of Mormon is true and of God. With that knowledge, it naturally follows that the gospel, with the Book of Mormon as its keystone, is true. I also find what I've been taught makes sense. We have the same organization as Christ's church in the Bible did. It also makes sense that our Father in Heaven would still speak to us today through prophets, because He loves us and knows we still need direction. Many people believe our standards restrict us, telling us what we can't do. I find that the standards warn us about consequences from our choices and teach us how to avoid negative consequences to live life more free from guilt and pain. While we are free to make decisions, we are not free to choose the consequences of those choices. This gospel has taught me how to make good choices that will lead toward the eternal consequences I desire, and bring blessings from a loving Heavenly Father while I am here on earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to daily live by the correct principles I've been taught and choosing to find joy in my life. I attend church meetings weekly and fulfill the assignments and responsibilities I've accepted there. I currently serve my ward as the choir director. I also get the opportunity to visit with a couple of sisters every month to see how they're doing and share a short gospel message with them.