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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm the youngest of 10. Art is my passion. I love being Mormon! :)

About Me

I am the youngest of 10, and love my family with all of my heart. I am extremely passionate about art, and love to make people smile. :) I hope to travel all around the World someday, after college of course, and expand my knowledge to its fullest potential! At one time or another I have played the Violin, Piano, Cello, Ukulele, I sing, and I hope to learn the Guitar as well someday. I am learning American Sign Language, and absolutely love it! I'm shy, but once you get to know me, I'm a very outgoing person! In my free time, though I don't usually have much because of school, you would find me working on a random art project, laughing, smiling, hanging out with friends, playing an instrument, and constantly quoting something I feel is worthy of repeating. I am currently a Freshman at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and am majoring in Studio Art. I am leaving on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints this summer, and couldn't be more excited to serve somewhere in this beautiful world and help others to come to a knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and find the life changing peace it has to offer. After returning home from my mission, I hope to finish my education at BYU, get married, start a family, be a mom, have a career in something involving Art, and live out my days in the service of my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ and become the person they want me to be. This life is beautiful, and I am so blessed to be able to live it.

Why I am a Mormon

This life is difficult, there is no denying that. However, there can be so much joy and happiness found in this life through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love this gospel. Throughout the trials of this life, I have been able to find comfort and solace through the answers the gospel provides to questions like, "Where did I come from?" "Why am I here?" and "Where am I going after this life?" The world is trying to give answers from every side, but the advice the world gives is not what will provide everlasting happiness. However, we are not alone in this life. We have a loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ who bless us and want us to succeed in this life and go back and live with them after this life. I am Mormon because being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me answers to questions I couldn't find answers to anywhere else. I have gained such a cherished relationship with my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ, and know that they will help me through all of the unfairness and difficulties this life has to offer if I will put my trust in Him. The Book of Mormon (another Testament of Jesus Christ - comparable to the Bible, but not a replacement to the Bible) provides additional answers and joy that the Bible does with a fullness that all can come to know and feel peace from. This gospel has changed my life, and I don't even want to begin to know where I would be without it. I invite all who are struggling or who feel as though the questions you have deep in your soul that you don't have answers to yet, to pray and ask Heavenly Father and ask the missionaries of the Church. There are answers, beautiful peace-offering, life changing answers to the toughest of questions in this life. Why am I a Mormon? Find out more, right here at Mormon.org. You are loved and a Divine God knows your name and will bless you as you have faith in Him and His perfect Son.

How I live my faith

I attend Church every Sunday, and strive each day to live in a way that helps me feel closer to my Savior and my God. It doesn't matter how bad my day has been, remembering who I am and where I came from and getting down on my knees and praying to my Father in Heaven provides peace to my soul and helps me to overcome and move forward in life. I live what I believe by just "remembering who I am, and what God expects me to become." ~Thomas S. Monson. This constant reminder in my life helps me to always be encouraged and remember that whatever I'm going through, I'll get through it, because the Lord never gives us a trial we can't handle (1 Nephi 3:7), and the blessings we receive through enduring will be so great we can't even comprehend. The name of this Church: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" shows how Jesus Christ is the center of the Church and that we love him, and we follow his example and try to be like him each and every day of our lives. This constant reassuring reminder helps me live my faith by always striving to be a person my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ can be proud of. I know as I live my faith I am blessed, and know that every one can be blessed if we step out of the world and into the light this gospel has to offer.

What is faith?

Jennifer
Faith is to "hope for things which are not seen, which are true" (Alma 32:21 and Hebrews 11:1) Faith isn't a perfect knowledge of something, it is to have a strong belief that what you are being told is indeed the truth. It isn't having proof in something, or seeing something, it is a hope that leads you to do good continually. When we have faith, we are "having confidence in something or someone." We are having confidence that what we have heard, or what we have felt, is in all actuality what is true. Faith is not necessarily obtained by great experiences, but rather faith can be strengthened by them. When we have faith, "Christ may dwell in your hearts" (Ephesians 3:17). "Faith is like a little seed, if planted it will grow." We must have a desire to have faith, and must do all we can to strengthen that faith into something beautiful. When we call upon our Father in Heaven, and "ask in faith, nothing wavering" (James 1:6) that he will indeed help us, nothing is impossible. Sometimes it can be difficult to have faith, especially in the midst of great trial and difficulties, but I testify that faith is the foundation by which we can overcome all hardships in this life. When we take the first step into the unknown by faith, our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will light our way. When we follow them, we will become greater than we could ever imagine, and through them, burdens will be made light and we will be able to overcome whatever this mortal life entails. Show more Show less