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Hi I'm Jeri

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a bachelor's degree in communications but I chose to be a stay-at-home mom. I have been married 28 years. I like gardening and flowers and I love the beach. I am learning to knit and kayak. I like writing, photography, old black and white movies, and especially reading. Ten years ago I started a book club, which amazingly is still alive! When I'm in the mood, I like cooking and my children would say my specialty is "Melt-in-your-mouth Rolls." I love spending time with my family whether that's on a bike ride, talking on the phone, beach-combing, boating or playing a card game--whatever! I don't care--I just love being with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church; my parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was a baby. Eventually everyone has a choice however-- to follow what they grew up with or to go their own way. I chose the Church! I have never doubted its truth. Life can get pretty busy, challenging, and crazy. Having the Gospel in my life has helped me in so many ways. For instance, I get a lot of strength from reading and studying my scriptures. Knowing why I'm here on earth and what my purpose really is-- is a calming influence and gives me direction. I really cannot imagine my life without the Gospel.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I attend church every week and try my best to keep the commandments every day. I currently teach a Sunday school class to the teenagers ages 16 - 18. This year we are studying the New Testament. It can sometimes be a challenge to keep the members of my class interested and participating, but I have really enjoyed studying about the life of the Savior. Over the years I have had many opportunities to grow and learn because of my membership in the Church. I have worked with the children, the teenage girls and the women in my ward (my local congregation) in both teaching and leadership capacities. I have had opportunities to visit and help others. I have learned how to plan and carry out large events like ward dinners and activities. My two sons served missions, to Brazil and Germany. I had the opportunity through the sharing of their experiences to see how lives are changed when people find out about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took a lot of faith to see my sons go to another country to serve their missions--and I missed them a lot! But I wouldn't trade that experience for anything! My life was changed by supporting them. And they changed others' lives as well as strengthened their own. Being a member of the Church helps me to be a better person everyday!