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Hi I'm Jaime

I'm a country girl at heart. I'm a Christian. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from the younger end of a large family but it turned into a small family when my parents' job necessitated moving away from my six older siblings. My husband and I seem to have taken the accelerated course of life, as we have had one baby, lost her, gone through a cancerous brain tumor with brain surgery to go along with it, lived in three states in four years of marriage, been temporary parents to the spectrum of ages of children, and have responsibilities in the Church commonly given to older, wiser folk. We enjoy doing projects together as a couple - building a cabinet, restoring old furniture, making up new recipes. I love to play the piano, scrapbook, do carpentry, garden, hike, paint and a variety of other hobbies. Some would say I can't stick to any one thing, but my mother affectionately calls it "well-rounded". Whatever you call it, I love to do all sorts of different things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and took for granted many of the eternal truths that the gospel has to offer. I always believed that birth was not the beginning of our existence, nor was death the end. This truth made the passing of my baby in a miscarriage so much easier to bear. I know exactly where she is. I used to take it for granted the knowledge that there is a plan to each and every one of our lives. That the bad things that happen are not just our misfortune, but our blessing if we stick with the Lord. He can use all these earthly experiences to mold us into the perfected person that we can be - the type of person He is. Deep inside, I knew from my earliest lessons from my parents that this gospel - this church - was the truth, but it wasn't until late in high school that I truly began to know the Savior and understand the Atonement. I came to a point in my life that I truly needed to feel and understand that not only did the Lord Jesus Christ pay the price for my sins to be forgiven, but that He did it out of love. That He loves me perfectly and that His Atonement is for me specifically. I went to the Father in prayer and I came to know the love of the Savior for me. I believed before, but I now can not doubt the God the Father and his Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, love me and want me to become as they are - perfected in all ways, strong to accomplish every good thing, and eternally happy together with my husband.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping my hope in the Lord and trusting that as I do all that I can, He will make up the difference. I have made covenants and promises with the Lord at baptism and again in the temple that I will obey his laws and will do all that He asks because I know that He will only ask of me that which I am able to do, that which is for my good, and that which is for the good of his other beloved children. I try to always remain involved in my community. I do service projects whenever the opportunity arises - caring for the temple grounds, giving of what I have to someone who needs it more than me, donating and helping out with a child crisis center and most importantly, listing the the Holy Spirit as he gives me the impression to give a call to someone or make a special effort to cheer someone up for some reason I don't know beforehand. I always try to be what I believe we should be - completely honest and true, virtuous, ethical, fair, kind, generous. I live my faith by not only going through the motions of going to church and saying my prayers, but trying to become the kind of person Father in Heaven is and becoming all that He asks me to be. Although I'm far from perfect, I believe that God looks on the heart and our efforts.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Jaime
Attending church gives us the opportunity to take the sacrament - the symbols of Christ - to remind us of, and renew our promises and covenants with God. The church house is a place to come together each week to pray, study, and learn from each other what the Lord would have us do. Attending the temple gives us the opportunity to learn more about the plan God has for us and make covenants with God. After an individual has made those covenants with God, we go back to the temple to give those who have passed on the opportunity to have those same blessings. Mormons who are obeying the commandments of God perform proxy work and are baptized and make other covenants in behalf of those who have passed. It is then up to them on the other side to accept the ordinances or not. Show more Show less