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Hi I'm Jennie

I'm a writer. I've lived in four continents. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom to three beautiful children. I love to read and to write. I speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Slovene. I got my MBA in International Finance and worked in Hong Kong. I now design for a scrapbook company and love to create beautiful things. I've struggled with insomnia my entire adult life, so I feel there is almost nothing more precious than a good night's rest.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager, I realized I had to make a decision. Would I follow in the path my parents and teachers had shown me? Or would I not? I received an answer to my sincere prayers that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ in the spring of 1820. Because I knew this answer had come from the Holy Ghost, I knew what path I would take in life. I am incredibly grateful every day for the knowledge that abounds in my life from my membership in this Church. We have living prophets, who receive revelation from God. We have scriptures that guide us and apply to the specific trials we are all going through. I have instant friends wherever I go in this world. We know what kind of people we are supposed to be: compassionate.

How I live my faith

I currently teach a Sunday School class to improve Marriage and Family Relations. I do not have a degree in any sort of counseling, but I have a wonderful instruction manual and the Spirit to help me. I love learning more about how I can improve my marriage and my parenting. I absolutely love being a part of a ward. I have so many friends and a community of support that is there should I ever need it. I study The Book of Mormon every day and learn how to be a better person. I pray daily, by myself, with my husband, and with our entire family.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jennie
A while ago, there was a lady in our community who was not a Mormon, but who had triplets. She needed some extra help for quite a while. One of her friends was a Mormon who attended our ward (congregation). She brought up the needs of this lady. For months we took meals into her home and helped clean and run errands for her. It was wonderful to serve her, even though we didn't know her. Show more Show less