What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Jaime

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm doing my best to just be me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a wife, a pregnant lady, and a stay-at-home mother to little 3 boys. Most days I feel like my life consist only of making sure the people in my house are clean and fed. It's a thankless, exhausting full-time job, but I'm glad it's mine. But that's not who I've always been. I've had some very unexpected experiences that have shaped who I am today. I've been a divorcee and a single mom. I've been a working mother. I've been a wife to an unemployed husband. I've been a lot of things, that are not unique to only me. But what is unique is the way these experiences have been my catalyst for becoming who I am. My experiences have given me perspective, compassion, understanding, and a desire to be a person of truth. But most importantly, each of these seasons of my life have given me an opportunity to lean on my Savior for strength I did not have on my own. My belief in God has been cemented as I have turned to Him for answers, comfort and relief. Looking back on my life, I find joy in the person I have had the chance to become and I find joy in the person I am now. What's even more exciting is who I can become because of the Lord's plan for me. To the world, I'm just a mom, but I know that to my Father in Heaven I'm more.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon partly because of my heritage, but mostly because that is who I choose to be. My ancestors were some of the first members of the church. They were pioneers and they set amazing examples of dedication and perseverance in the early days of the church. I draw strength from that heritage and I am grateful for the testimonies that have been passed down through generations. As much as I admire and appreciate my heritage, there came a time in my life where I needed to decide who I wanted to be and what course my life would take. I had a few years in my 20's where I wasn't as dedicated to my beliefs as I had been in the past and all those years brought were emptiness and sorrow. After taking sometime to re-evaluate my life, I knew that what I wanted was to participate fully in the blessings that came with my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a Mormon today, because I know living a life where I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ brings me complete happiness. I find peace and joy amid the chaos of the world as I follow the words of a living prophet, read and study my scriptures, and participate in the blessings of attending the temple. I find comfort in the knowledge that I am a literal daughter of God, with infinite worth and infinite potential. I am a Mormon, because it is who I choose to be and because that choice makes me happy.

How I live my faith

My faith is such a huge part of who I am and how I live. It determines so much of what I do with my day and how I prioritize my life. I live my faith in very personal ways, but I also volunteer some of my time to sharing my faith in a public way as well. Currently, I have been asked to serve as the leader of the women's group in our local congregation. As overwhelming as it can be at times, this opportunity to serve with such amazing women is a wonderful blessing. In this women's group we provide opportunities for women to increase their faith in Jesus Christ, strengthen their families, and serve one another. We accomplish this by visiting each other monthly, participating in skill-building and faith-promoting activities, and meeting together weekly to learn from each other as we discuss the teachings of the Savior. When I serve these women, I can feel the Savior's love for them and I know He is aware of each of them personally. I know that He is aware of their burdens, their heartaches, their talents, their joys, and their needs. I am constantly humbled by my opportunity to be His instrument in sharing His love for His daughters.