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Hi I'm Jackie

I grew up in Minnesota. I'm attending school to become a nurse. I was baptized in August, 2011, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student, attending school to become a nurse. I have two older brothers, one of which is a member. I'm a proud aunt to a wonderful niece and nephew. I enjoy painting, and being out in nature. One day I want to go skydiving.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending church, and always had the belief that God existed and Jesus was His son. I believed that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world so that we would be able to be coheirs with him. I looked to every church, however they all kept leaving me as empty as before. I knew something was missing there. So I decided to look into the LDS church where my brother and sister-in-law attended. I went to church for three weeks, then I decided to finally meet with the missionaries. I met with them on a Tuesday, then again on Wednesday, and by that Thursday I knew that I wanted to be baptized. So that Sunday I got baptized, then I moved over 500 miles to Missouri. I knew that the church was the truth, and I could no longer hide from it.

How I live my faith

I attend church activities at least twice a week. On Sundays I go, and I learn. Sunday mornings to my ward, then on Sunday nights the young singles ages 18-30 get together. We have a lesson and then we spend time in fellowship together. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays I go to Institute where we study different scriptures. Right now we're studying the Book of Mormon. I also participate in visiting teaching about once a month. In addition to that I read my scriptures for about an hour to and hour and a half daily. I make it a point to share my beliefs to others, and truly listen to them instead of shoving it in their face.

What is faith?

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrew 11:1, Alma 32:21). Having faith in God is trusting Him, and being able to act on that belief. For faith without works is dead. As you continue to have faith in Christ, it will grow inside you, like a tree. You just need to endure. Show more Show less