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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a violinist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm wife and a mother of 6 children, the youngest of which is now in college. Four of my children are married and I have 7 adorable grandchildren who, sadly, live out of state. I play the violin, love to read, garden, play tennis, research genealogy, and travel to visit family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was so blessed to join the Mormon Church when I was 17 years old. As a little girl, I had always been spiritual and enjoyed attending Protestant church a little here and there with my mother. The last time I attended was when i was 13. Later when I was 17, I had a boyfriend who was a Latter Day Saint and I was also working in a deli where my employer was LDS. My boyfriend asked me if I wanted to learn more about his church, and I agreed to listen to the missionary discussions mostly out of curiosity. As the missionaries presented each principle of the Gospel, I found myself believing everything they were teaching. It made total sense and was as if these principles were already familiar to me. I struggled a bit at first with the concept of Joseph Smith being a modern prophet, but mostly because his name was so common! And to be truthful, as a busy teenager, I didn't always do my part by reading and praying diligently to get my own answer. However, because everything else I was taught felt right in my heart, I decided to be baptized--not because of my boyfriend or employer--but because I knew it was what God wanted me to do. Later as I read more in the Book of Mormon and studied the life of Joseph Smith more diligently, I gained a strong testimony that he was a prophet. Joining the Mormon Church was a pivotal point in my life. Because of that one decision, I have a spiritual compass, a wonderful husband and family, and so much support in the church wherever I live. The more I have learned and studied about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and read the Book of Mormon, the stronger my testimony has grown that I am a member of the true church of God on the earth today. I can truly say that I have never once looked back and questioned my decision to be baptized! I have always known I made the right decision and I have been blessed greatly because of my church membership.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not just a Sunday membership! We strive hard to live what we are taught each and every day by serving our fellow men. Everyone gets to serve in some capacity. I loved working with the Young Women ages 12-18 in planning lessons and activities for many years. I was also the Girls Camp Director twice and got to organize a 4 day camping activity for 25 girls in the summer. Right now I just finished leading the Children's music, where we sang together for 20 minutes each Sunday and learned songs about the Gospel and prepared a wonderful program to share with the Ward members. One of my favorite things to do in the Church is to be a Visiting Teacher. That is where each woman in the Church is paired with another woman and they go together to visit several ladies each month. I just love being able to have a short visit with each woman we are assigned to and give a spiritual message as well as build a bond of friendship and trust so if one of our ladies has a need, she will turn to us and we try to be of assistance. I have made such wonderful friends of all ages through the Visiting Teaching program. When our kids were at home, we had family scripture time and prayer in the morning and Family Home Evening on Monday nights. The teenagers went to their youth activities on Wed. night and we all fast once a month and give an offering to help the needy. I love belonging to a 24/7 religion!