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Hi I'm Jaimee

I am a daugher, sister, devoted wife and mother. I am greatful to be a Mormon!!

About Me

I really enjoy nature. I love to hike. I love car rides. I love to see new things and go new places. I graduated from college with a Bachelors degree in Human Development. My hobbies include playing the piano and singing. I enjoy painting and working with my hands. I love being a mom and a wife the most. Its my full time job. It's tough, but its the most rewarding work that I do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of my father's example. In the 1960’s, my father, a Baptist, sustained near fatal injuries in an accident and was in & out of the hospital for 6 years. During one of his hospital stays, a DR gave him a Book of Mormon & then the DR was transferred to another hospital. My dad was stuck in bed with nothing to do, so he read the book. One day, he was in the lobby of the hospital, waiting for an appointment, when he got to the end of the Book of Mormon: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would aask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." As he read these words, he was so moved by the Holy Ghost, that he felt as if he were on fire. As he looked around the busy lobby, he wondered that the people around him were oblivious to what was happening to him! That witness was so powerful, that my father knew what ever Church the book came from was the true Church of God. When he finally found the Church, his conviction was so strong, that he was baptized immediately without ever going to church, taking the missionary lessons, or meeting any of the members. My dad has influenced more people for good than anyone else that I know. He gave freely to those in need & spent his whole life serving the Lord in anyway he could find. He was such an amazing person, that I can truthfully say that I know the true nature of our Savior because I was blessed enough be raised by such a man as my father. His example set the course for my life and sewed the seeds of my faith. Even as life has tested my faith, through his example, my father taught me where it is that I should look to find the answers--Our Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to share joy with everyone I meet. Life is hard. But a smile, a kind word, a small act of kindness makes all the difference! You never know what kind of effect you can have on someone! Hopefully its for good! Currently I am the President of our congregation's Women's organization, called the Relief Society. It is comprised of all of the women in our congregation, ages 18 on up! It is amazing organization to belong to and a wonderful way to volunteer my time to help those in need both in the Church and throughout our community!

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jaimee
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that under the direction of God, our Eternal Father, Jesus Christ created the world, as it reads in John 1:10 and Hebrews 1:2. He is my Savior. I believe that the only way back to the presence of God, our Heavenly Father, is through Jesus Christ. Through His Atoneing Sacrifice, He is able to save me from my sins, and transgressions. I know that He forgives me as I truely repent and try to be more life Him. Through His Atoneing Sacrifice, not only does he save me from my sins, but he was able to feel what it is like to be me. In other words, every pain, dissapointment, sadness, illness, and every other thing that happens to me...He has also experienced. So He understands me. And as I turn to Him for help and for comfort during the difficult times in my life, I feel His love for me. And I feel that He understands. And because He understands, He knows how to help me and comfort me. Through the Resurrection, Jesus Christ made it possible for me (and everyone else), to also be resurrected, which means that after I die, my spirit and body will be reunited. I love my Savior and what He has done for not only me, but for you! Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jaimee
The Church's position on abortion is that we are not to have an abortion, assist in an abortion, or perform in an abortion, except in rare cases when the life of the mother is in danger or where the pregnancy is a result of a sexual assalt. But even in those cases, we are counseled to seek the Lord's guidance and that of our Bishop for a divine confirmation through prayer that what we are choosing is inded the Lord's will. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jaimee
The purpose of the welfare services of our Church is not only to care for the poor and needy, but to help them become self reliant again. If someone is getting assistance from the Church, they are encourged to help and work in their congregation as they are able so that they are not only blessed, but are also blessing the lives of others as well. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Jaimee
Paying tithing, or giving one tenth of your income, goes way back to Old Testement times. We can read about it in Genesis chapter 14, verses 17-20 where Abraham paid tithes to the prophet Melchizedek. The money that we pay is used for building new temples and churches. It also pays for upkeep on these buildings. I feel a really good knowing that I am helping to keep our places of worship nice with my contributions. Tithing also helps fund the missionary program, but individual missionaries still must pay their own way. Tithing pays for materials used in our Sunday meetings and other meetings during the week. It also funds education, Temple Work, Family History, and many other Church Functions. It is a priveledge for me to have the opportunity to pay tithing. The Lord really does bless my family! Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jaimee
We are asked to donate 10% of our income to the Church. This is called Tithing, or one tenth. The tithing I give to the Church, but really to the Lord, is a blessing, rather than a sacrifice or expectation. The earth and everything in it is the Lord's. He does not need my money. But He has given me the opportunity to pay tithing so that I may recieve blessings from Him through being obedient to this commandment. Also, the money given to the Church is used to do all manner of good. I know that I recieve more blessings because the money I give is helping the poor, needy. It is also furthering the work of the Lord by helping to maintain our church buildings, temples, and all manner of things. It is hard to pay tithing sometimes, especially in the current economic conditions. But my family and I exercise our faith in the Lord. We have never gone hungry, gone with out shelter, clothing, or really anything we needed. I know it is because we have always paid our tithing to the Lord. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jaimee
Mormon's don't worship Joseph Smith. We worship God, our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ! We have alot of reverence for Joseph Smith, just as we do for those in the scripures, such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, The 12 Diciples. Joseph Smith is the first prophet of the Lord in these Last Days. Through him, Jesus Christ restored His Church, along with the priesthood...which is the authority of God to bless, baptize and otherwise act in His Holy Name. Joseph Smith, in the face of mobs, persecution, and ultimately death, never denied his testimoney, the visions he saw, nor the origin of the Book of Mormon. He gave his life for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We respect and honor what he has done. But we do not worship him. We love and worship our God, the Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jaimee
We need the Savior because none of us are perfect. Because of this, we cannot return back into the presence of God, our Heavenly Father because no unclean thing can be in His Presence. Because Jesus Christ was perfect, through His Atoning Sacrifice, we may be made clean again and be able to return into the presecen of God. In order to be forgiven of our sins, transgressions, and everything about us that is not perfect, we must come unto Jesus Christ to repent. The way we repent is we confess and forsake our sins. Which means we turn away from them. We ask forgiveness from God and anyone we have harmed. We try to make restitution, if possible. Then we do our best to keep the commandments and not repeat our mistakes. Of course, it is in our nature to keep sinning. We all make mistakes. We are human. But we must keep repenting and trying to do better. We must NEVER give up trying to be better. I have been asked before if I have been "saved" or "born again". To those friends I say a resounding YES! EVERYDAY! Because everyday I repent and try to do better. Everyday I recommit myself to Jesus Christ. Everyday I turn my life over to Him again! Everyday is a new day! Repenting and coming unto the Savior is not a one time thing. It is an everyday thing. It is a determination to strive to be a holy person. Show more Show less