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Hi I'm Jenny.

I'm a teacher. I'm blessed to be a mother and a wife. I'm a sports fan. I love the Broncos and the Hawkeyes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My most precious titles are Mom and Wife. I'm also a teacher, but picked back up the title of student as I went to graduate school and earned my Master's degree. Juggling a full-time job while being a full time mother, wife, and student was quite an experience! I enjoy writing, learning new things, going to the lake, card-making, and hanging out with my family! Often times you can find us at the local drag-racing track as we cheer on my husband and his race car. I love to play and watch sports. I cheer loudest for the Denver Broncos and the Iowa Hawkeyes!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a part-member family. My Mother is Mormon, but my Father is not. He encouraged me to find out for myself what I believe, instead of "following blindly." The Church always encourages its members to do the same; to gain a testimony for ourselves of the teachings we are taught. I have learned for myself and gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of what is taught. I believe that my life is blessed because of my faith and my active participation in the Church. Of course, life is not always perfect, nor does it turn out the way I intend, but relying on my Savior and Heavenly Father gives me strength to endure through those hard or challenging times. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon and know that it is another witness of Jesus Christ. Together with the Bible we learn of Christ's ministry, God's plan for us, and how we can be true disciples of Christ. Being a Mormon brings me happiness as I come closer to Christ and Heavenly Father, by following Their teachings in the fullness of the gospel.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church, I also belong to the world's largest women's group, the Relief Society. Through this group, we have monthly, weeknight meetings where I have the opportunity to improve myself and my skills as a mother, a wife, and a woman. I gain knowledge and increase my talents to help myself and others. We also have the priviledge to teach one another. Since we don't have paid leaders, we all give of our time in many different capacities. On Sunday, I teach the women once a month about messages from the First Presidency of the Church. I also help plan our monthly, weeknight meetings. I have stretched my comfort level and abilities by serving in the church in many different ways, including teaching 3 years olds, 6 year olds, and 14-16 year olds, being the girls camp leader for 12-16 year olds, teaching the women, and helping to coach our girls volleyball and basketball programs. All of these opportunities to serve others have increased my capacity to love others, increased my abilities, and helped me to think of others before myself.