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Hi I'm Jen

I am currently a high school student in Arizona. I've lived here my entire life. I am Mexican and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a senior in high school. I absolutely love reading, writing and drawing. I love listening to music of almost any kind and I love spending time with my friends and family. I'm a sister and a daughter. I only have one brother who just turned thirteen, so he's in that age where no one can help him with his mood swings. I love playing sports, but not competitively like for a school or club. My current favorite movie has to be between Rio and How to Train Your Dragon. If I had to choose a movie to watch in theaters though it would probably be an action, horror, or suspenseful movie. My favorite band is between Evanescence and Breaking Benjamin, I'm also a sucker for soundtrack music. My favorite book series at the moment is Cassandra Claire's Mortal Instruments series. I absolutely love clouds and I secretly day dream of growing huge white wings and flying through them. One day I'm going to go hang gliding in some beautiful part of the world and maybe even work up to courage to skydive. I'm hoping to make it into BYU Provo, Utah when I do enter college. Which reminds me, I'm not a big football fan. Haha just thought I'd mention that. I like playing it sometimes though. I'd totally wright more, but this thing only gave me space for 1500 characters XD.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't been a Mormon my entire life. I never even really understood what a Mormon was until I started high school. Ok, so here's the story: One day my dad got a phone call from one of our neighbors. Our neighbor is the father of one of my brother's friends. He asked my dad if it was ok if he could come to our house to talk to my dad about my brother. I didn't think much of it. So later that day, my dad and I were sitting in his office waiting for our neighbor to come. I remember seeing him walk up to our front door and knock. He introduced himself as Lance when my dad opened the door for him. We invited him in and we all sat down in the living room, except for my mom. She'd never been too fond of having strangers in her home, so she stayed upstairs. So Lance made small talk with us before he mentioned that my brother had been spending a lot of time in his home and participated in Family Home Evening which they had every monday (it's a time that families set a aside to spend time with each other and learn more about the gospel). And then he said that my brother wanted to get baptized. I couldn't believe he wanted to get baptized. All I had ever thought about Mormons was that they were goody goods that had to follow too many rules. Lance asked if it was ok for the missionaries to come over to teach my brother and he invited my dad and my mom and I to join them. I was reluctant at first, but I agreed. As months went by and the missionaries taught us, I felt something inside me change as i listened. I wasn't sure what it was, but it softened my heart and allowed me to listen and truly learn without putting my stubborn opinions in the way. I still remember the day the missionaries asked us if we wanted to get baptized. I said yes. I felt good about my decision. I've been Mormon for 2 1/2 years. My life has changed for the better. I had a good life before, but there was something missing. The gospel was what I was missing. Heavenly Father answered my unspoken prayer.

How I live my faith

I have been secretary, second councilor, president, and first councilor of my youth group, in that order. I've given a talk to the congregation and I also served in the Youth Committee and in the Bishop's Youth Committee. I've done several service projects with the youth like helping out at a mentally disabled facility and also at a local hospice. At Girl's camp I was a Youth Camp Leader for two years and the feeling I received from serving others is irreplaceable in my heart.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

There's absolutely no restrictions on as to race or color. Anyone who truly wants to can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There's also no race or color restrictions as to who can have the priesthood. Show more Show less