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Hi I'm Jami

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, what I call "The Motherland" of Mormon-dom. Recent events have taken me away from the Mothership and landed me in a far-away land called Nebraska. I have just started a graduate program and am attempting to learn, once again, how to balance all the necessities of having a fun and and fulfilling life: school, work, play, and family. I love music, particularly singing, and playing the piano and guitar. Sports are my passion, especially volleyball, but pretty much every sport is fun to watch. Recent hobbies include ballroom dancing, rollerblading, and creating awkward moments. Being away from family makes it hard to spend much time with them, but I do the best I can to stay close to my parents, my fours sisters, and seven nieces and nefews. I'm the favorite aunt, of course.

Why I am a Mormon

I think we are surrounded by people and circumstances that make us question why things happen the way they do, that make us uncertain as to whether or not anyone really cares about us, and that make us wonder what the purpose of life is. Being a Mormon helps me answer each of these questions and many more. I know that there is a God that loves each of us individually, and more than any of us could ever imagine. He knows our potential and puts people and experiences in our lives that will test us, but will help us be the best we can be. Our goal is to deal with these challenges and use them to positively affect our own lives and others'. If anything, being a Mormon gives me direction in life that I know will help me grow closer to God, and my family, because in all reality that's my main goal: to live with my family forever. As crazy as that may sound, it's possible. It's possible to be with them for much longer than just this life, and to me, that's the greatest joy I could ever have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best I can to live my beliefs every day. I am not the kind of person that goes to church on Sunday but does whatever I want throughout the week. Being a Mormon is how I act and who I am, not just what I do on occasion. I guess you could say it's a lifestyle. I have had many opportunities to serve the community through this church by sharing my time and talents. I was able to serve as a missionary for the Church in Chile which allowed me to learn another language, teach piano lessons, and spend 18 months immersing myself in another culture. Most importantly, I have been able to see people change their lives for the better, which is the best thing anyone could witness in life.