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Hi I'm Jackie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Los Angeles California, but now reside in Arizona

About Me

I love life! I am married, have 4 (adopted) grown children who have families of their own. We have 20 beautiful, smart and talented grandchildren. One of my favorite activities is 'volunteering'. I have been enjoying this opportunity for thirty years, in four Hospitals, in the cities where I have lived . Many older people come here in the winter months to enjoy our mild weather. Serving those who become ill and do not have family or friends living close gives me an opportunity to show compassion, give confort and friendship. This in turn uplifts me and brings me happiness. As Jesus Christ said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." (Matthew 25:40) Serving was such a large part of the Savior's ministry! My favorite hobby is singing in a woman's trio. I have enjoyed singing in these groups for over fifty years. I know that my voice is a God given talent and I appreciate it greatly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to have been born to parents who were member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. I had the advantage of participating in all the classes and programs the Church offers from age three. I loved the stories from the Bible. At Church and at homes we are taught to be kind and helpful to our siblings; respect, honor and obey our parents, and to follow the commandments of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 'Love one another' is practiced in every day living! I know that the teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints are true. This is the only Church in the world today whose structure is patterned after the original Church Jesus established when he was upon the earth. Christ organized the Church (Eph.4:11-14) The true Church must bear the name of Jesus Christ (Eph.5:23) The true Church must have a foundation of Apostles and Prophets (Eph.2:19,20) The true Church must have the same organization as Christ’s Church (Eph.4:11,14) The true Church must claim divine authority (Heb.5:4,10) The true Church must have no paid ministry (Isa.45:13/1st Peter5:2) The true Church must baptize by immersion (Matt.3:13,16) The true Church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:14,17) The true Church must practice divine healing (Mark 3:14,15) The true Church must teach that God & Jesus are separate & distinct individuals(John 17:11/20:17) The true Church must teach that God & Jesus have bodies of flesh & bone/Acts1:9,11) The officers must be called of God (Heb. 5:4/Exodus 28:1/40:13,16) The true Church must claim revelation from God (Amos 3:7) The true Church must be a Missionary Church (Matt.28:19,20) The true Church must be a restored Church (Act.3:19,20) The true Church must practice baptism for the dead (1st Cor.15:16,29) By their fruits ye shall know them (Matt.7:20) Why are these things important? Hebrews 13:8

How I live my faith

I really enjoy being asked to help in our Ward (congregation). At present, I have been asked to help the members of our Ward to be prepared for an emergency in our community or lives. Emergency Preparedness is the title. We try to have backpack with a 72 hour kit in case we have to move out of our home for a few days. It should contain clothing, food, water, and all that might be needed. We encourage our members to have a first aid kit, blankets, water and some instant food in the trunk of their car. There are many things we can do to prepare for an emergency. I also create a list with names, addresses, and phone numbers generated from the Church computer personal membership file for each member. I also enjoy sharing my musical talents at Sunday Church Services, by singing in a group or directing the congration hymns when asked. Since we have been retired we have applied and been call on four missions. They can last from a year to twenty-four months. The Church pays for the transportation and we take care of the remainder. We have been teaching the Gospel in Kentucky. We have also served in four Temples. This is where we as members make covenants with our Heavenly Father and help with the Marrages for this life and throughout all Eternity. It has been 'Heavenly' to serve on these missions in Nauvoo, Illinois-Washington D.C.-London England and here at home in the Mesa Arizona Temple.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jackie
We know that God is God of ALL children in the world and that Jesus is our Savior. They know and love each one of us personally; from the pre-life where we were all together as spirits before we came to earth and received our bodies. Our Church, Their Church, has donated over a billion dollars in cash and supplies to help non-mormons in over 160 countries throughout the world. We have a wonderful program where we as members donate, grow, and create items that are basic to children and adult needs for comfort and survival. 'Service, service, service.....I love it! Our Prophet through whom God restored His Church to the earth in the 1830's said, "We are to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide for the widow, dry up the tears of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this Church or in any other, or in no Church at all." We feel so blessed to be a part of this beautiful Gospel. Show more Show less