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Hi I'm Jennifer

I grew up in Colorado, served a mission in Montana & Wyoming and live in the Seattle area with my family. I love being Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado, attended college and then served a mission in the great Montana Billings Mission. I married in the temple and had four wonderful daughters in just five years. My husband became addicted to some terrible things, and after 11 years of marriage, I found myself divorced and raising my girls on my own. Even though I couldn't believe it at the time, that was the greatest thing to happen to the girls and me because three years later I remarried a WONDERFUL man, again in the temple, and as hard as the first marriage was, that's how good the second marriage was. We had a combined family of 13 children and 23 grandchildren. We were married eight years when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His doctor gave him 4 weeks to live, but through much prayer and fasting, he lived 24 weeks. Those final months were the most tender and precious times we have ever had, and I am grateful that families are eternal. I work as a medical assistant in a heart clinic and love my patients. I work in the nursery at church, which is the greatest job EVER...those little people are so tender and pure, it is a privilege to be with them each Sunday.

Why I am a Mormon

This question requires some soul searching. I'm a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and living the gospel makes me happy. Like most people, I've been through some life altering trials, but living the commandments gives me an anchor and safe harbor when my world around me is falling apart. What are some of the teachings that provide that anchor? I am a child of God, and He knows me and provides me with what I need, both temporally and spiritually. That doesn't mean it's always easy, but I haven't drowned yet! Families are eternal, and a person's spirit is eternal, and I will see those I love again, especially my husband and my brother. I know God's plan for us in this life is to be happy and prepare to see Him again. What the media teaches as "happiness" is fleeting...it changes all the time...it's like trying to get full by eating "empty" calories. Heavenly Father's way of happiness never leaves you wanting because it is constant and never changes...you always know where you stand with Him. The world's way of happiness doesn't work...I know, I've tried, and I'm grateful God forgives.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith every day, not just on Sundays. I work with the 18 month-3 year olds at church...we have 26 of them...and I love, love, love it! They are pure and without guile and remind me of how I'm supposed to be living. Give them a cookie and they're your friend for life. Teaching them reminds me that the gosple is not complicated, and I need to stop trying to MAKE it complicated. Living my faith helps me be more mindful of those in need. Whenever I go downtown I try to take things a homeless person might need, and hand them out. There have been times when, without the church, that could have been me. I really love serving others.