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Hi I'm Jillian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be active, whether that means riding my bike, running, playing volleyball or anything. I love watching sports and spending time with my family. I am currently working for one of the largest sporting goods company and the rest of my time I spend training and with my friends and family. I just competed in my first triathlon, and incredibly satisfying experience. I hope to continue training and competing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian home and I became a Mormon when I was 18. I can feel the difference it has made in the direction my life has gone especially because I can see the Lord's guidance. My friend first introduced me to the LDS Church and learning about where I come from, why I'm here and where I'm going made perfect sense. Despite the opposition from my family, I have stuck with my values and my family has seen the great influence the Church has had on my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday with the service I provide to other members of my ward. I love to teach lessons, and visit those that need help or to just talk. I work directly with the other women in my ward and I help plan activities that will serve their needs while providing an opportunity for fellowship. I make sure to always stand as an example of the high values and morals of the Church, so I can be an example to those around me. More than anything, I try to exemplify the love that the Lord has for His children, and I try to share that with those around me.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jillian
Most people who call the LDS Church a cult are people who have not taken the time to get to know members of the Church or the doctrines of the Church. There are a lot of misconceptions about Mormons in the world, but as people come to learn about our beliefs, they see that Mormons are just like everyone else and Mormon doctrine can be found in the Bible. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Jillian
For our Sunday services, you will generally find people dressed in nice church clothes. Women mainly wear skirts and dresses, while men wear shirts and ties. Children generally dress nicely as well. For the most part, LDS people wear clothing that is modest. Mormons celebrate normal Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter. We also celebrate in the holidays that are normal in the various cultures we live in. One of the main differences between and LDS Church service and services of other faiths, is that normal members of the congregation are asked to speak on Sundays and to share their testimonies. This differs in the aspect that it is not one church leader giving a sermon during the entire church service. Show more Show less