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Hi I'm Jenn

I'm a Mormon, a raft guide, a teacher, a coach and a wife.

About Me

Hi my name is Jenn I am a Mormon married to an atheist. We may not share the same beliefs, but we share everything else. He is the most amazing man, and he treats me the way Heavenly Father would like his daughter to be treated. I work as a teacher, and I have coached high school swimming, diving, basketball, volleyball, and track even though some of the sports I have never even competed in. They needed a coach, so I did it. In the summer I work full time as a raft guide on the Colorado river. I love the water. Rafting is how I met my husband, we were instantly drawn to one another. My husband and I got married later in life and it is too late for us to have children. We love to travel and meet people throughout the world. We enjoy learning about other cultures. I think the more we learn about each other the more we understand one another and the more we understand one another the more peace there is in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a senior in high school I could not wait to go to college and be on my own. My plans once I moved out did not include going to church or being part of any religion. However that year I read the Book of Mormon, I started it more out of duty than anything else. Once I started studying the book and understanding it I came to realize that the people I was reading about were real, that their experiences were real. I came to understand these ancient people and the things their experiences could teach me, not only about Heavenly Father, but about other cultures and people. My favorite parts in the Book of Mormon are when the people learn how to create a society of peace and happiness where there are "no poor among them". I wish that we could achieve that in our society.

How I live my faith

I try to live my religion everyday. I do my best to help the kids at school and I try to set a positive example for them. The weekends are what I really enjoy it is then that I get to teach the little children ages 3- 12. It is nice to be reminded every week of how we need to be as little children, forgive, share and be nice to everyone. I am also trying to develop more talents so that I might be more helpful to others. There are many students in my school who do not speak English I am taking classes to learn Spanish so that I might make their high school experience a little less frustrating. Recently I visited a congregation in Spain, they had no pianist. The congregation did a beautiful job singing acapella, but I knew they would enjoy having a pianist. I set the goal right then to learn how to play so that if I am ever in that situation again I can offer to accompany them.