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Hi I'm Jeni

I love music, my family, being creative and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful, worthy man and we enjoy the blessings of raising our children with values and an understanding of who they are. We strive, though not perfectly, to make our home a place where the spirit of God can reside. We do this with the hope of making it a bit of heaven on Earth. It took many years for me to gain a real testimony of Jesus Christ and how real his love for me is. I am an, "I will believe it when I see it" sort of person". The faith and time invested in finding my testimony was worth it. It was often hard, but an answered prayer is truly amazing. I have felt very real comfort and guidance that I would not exchange for anything in the world. I have many interests that I pursue. Among those pursuits are singing, leather working, volunteering, planning and throwing parties and working with the youth at my church. I have had MANY opportunities through my service in the church to share my love of creativity with others. I have expressed my creative self by working with our primary children, the women of our Relief Society, the Young Women's organization, activities committees, the ward choirs and through our humanitarian quilting meetings. My husband is serving in the military and we move often. We gain comfort knowing that God's church is the same everywhere. Leaving one ward and moving to another is like going home again. The people are always wonderful and welcoming and I never feel awkward throwing myself into the thick of things.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed so much by my faith that I can hardly put it to words, but I will try. I enjoy a beautiful life. We are not rich, we are not perfect and we are not extraordinary; what we are is happy. I know who I am and I know what God expects of me. I have internal peace. Anyone who has or has had a serious lack of peace knows just how precious it is. No matter how bad things get, it's still okay. I am a Mormon because I hoped for better things and so I looked for them. I prayed to know the truth, and I didn't give up. It took YEARS of faith to have a strong and unmistakeable spiritual confirmation of the truthfulness of the gospel. It was hard to continue on with my faith when all I had was a feeling that it was true, but I'm so glad I did. It didn't come like a bolt of lightening. It came quietly and could not be mistaken.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by service. I was raised to help others. Today it is often hard to help others without them feeling as though you have ulterior motives. I enjoy going on Tuesdays and making quilts for the homeless shelter, I enjoy working with the Young Women, I enjoy reading scriptures with my children, I enjoy going to visit the women on my visiting teaching route and I enjoy participating in our gospel doctrine classes. Simply put I live my faith by taking great pleasure in it.