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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Louisiana but mostly raised in East Texas where my Mother and siblings still live. My roots take me to Italy and Native America. I was a sprinter in high school and college and now enjoy coaching Track and Field. I have eight children of which four are actually "step children". I have worked outside the home from time to time but now enjoy being a "Stay at Home Mom". A few of my favorite activities are gardening, hiking, white water rafting, snowmobiling and traveling. I also enjoy baking bread, reading and spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and asked Heavenly Father if the teachings in it are true. Once I knew they were, I could never part from it. I grew up in a small town in Texas. My mother taught us that Jesus Christ was our big brother and Savior. She taught us to be honest, kind and prayerful. She didn't teach us much about God because she was unsure about the role He played in our lives. She felt strongly that if He truly loved us, He would not cease to communicate with us, as most religions believe He has. A distant relative gave my mom a copy of the Book of Mormon which she read in three days. One particular scripture pierced her soul " Moroni 10: 4". She did as the scripture admonished her to do and prayed to know if the Book was truly from God. Because of the Book of Mormon, I now have a great understanding of things pertaining to God, Jesus Christ and my purpose in this life. I know who I am, where I came from, what my purpose is and where I will go after I pass from this life. This knowledge is priceless to me.

How I live my faith

Attending church on the Sabbath helps strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ. I teach young women once or twice a month about the Savior and His roll in our lives. On Tuesday evenings I get to participate in activities with them as well. The activities are usually centered around Gospel principles and Jesus Christ. As a family we pray together and give thanks to Heavenly Father for our blessings and trials. We ask him for guidance in all things. We often read from the scriptures as a family and study the teachings found there. We have faith in Jesus Christ and in His Atonement. We try to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons are taught to help everyone. I have on several occasions organized meals to be brought to families or individuals who have recently moved into the neighborhood or had surgery or were in need of assistance in other ways. I once met a lady in a hospital in Houston, TX who had been living in the ICU waiting room for two weeks while her husband was in a coma. She herself was paralyzed and in a wheelchair. At this lady's request, I called the Mormon missionaries and asked them to come give her husband a priesthood blessing. They came the next morning and gave him a blessing and he woke from his coma the following day. I live in Utah and had to return home so I called the Relief Society president of a Mormon church in that area to asked for help. She was happy to oblige and organized meals to be taken to their home as they were both recovering from the long hospital stay. (Imagine being paralyzed and having to sleep on chairs in a public waiting area for two weeks) This was all done in a swift and friendly manner with no expectations of this couple ever joining the church. Show more Show less