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Hi I'm Jenifer Evans McGill

I hope to change the world! I am a wife, mom and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a great guy, have three boys, and enjoy volunteering in the community, at the kids' school, and in my church. I am 40 years old. I love sports, the outdoors, and eating out! If I could do anything, I would start a micro-franchise that would help people in third world countries raise their standard of living. I love to learn formally and through the experiences of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the mormon church and always attended the meetings growing up. As an adult, I served as a missionary to Paraguay . Eventually I married, finished school, and adopted my first son! Two years later, I got pregnant with my second son. After 7 years of trying everything from invitro to foreign adoption,we finally received our third and most active son! I am so grateful for each of my boys. As I have aged, I grow more and more confident that God knows me and cares about my life. I found that I can trust him and his answers to my prayers. I have had a few challenges in life, and some of those events have brought me to my knees in pleading for help and the strength to endure and overcome. Every challenge has helped me grow closer to God and I am thankful for each one! Although I am far from perfect, I feel really peaceful and happy in the knowledge that I have made promises to accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour, and to keep his commandments to the best of my ability. I believe that through my baptism, Jesus Christ has forgiven me of my sins. I have hope, peace and confidence. I like myself! Jesus Christ is real and his life and mission are a real part of my life. That is why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

LDS religious life is the best part of church membership. I am part of a geographical congregation known as a ward. About 300 families comprise a ward. Some families are single-parent, some are single people with no children. Other couples are empty-nesters. Many are families like mine, two-parents with kids. We are at all stages of life. I love the older men and women in the ward because they have advice and encourgament to share! I am our ward's cubmaster in the cub scouting program. One time a month, I put on this big production, its basically an award's assembly. I love the boys (ages 8-10). My older boys are a part of the boy scout program. Amazing men have been asked to help them. These men are cool and spiritual, and my boys admire them. The youth programs at church provide my family with a positive environment where they are known and loved. My husband serves with the adult men in the ward. He visits families, encourages men to be good fathers and husbands and tries to help men that are struggling, whether it be financially, physically or spiritually. He loves the opportunity his service has given him to get to know others and to see their goodness. He always comes home after meeting a family and says, "they are the greatest people!" I am part of an all female group of LDS women. Its the largest female organization in the world! Our motto is Charity Never Faileth. Each week, I join millions of women as we learn the from the same manual about gospel principles and how I can use those principles to strengthen myself, my home and family, and reach out and help others in my community. I love being part of a world-wide circle of sisters united in serving one another and our Heavenly father.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Jenifer Evans McGill
The Book of Mormon helped me discover my true relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. One time I was reading in the 3rd Nephi, chapter 11. this section of the Book of Mormon describes a time when the resurrected Savior visited the faithful saints on the American Continent. Before Jesus descended from heaven, the Father introduced him and all the people heard the voice of God. Jesus came down and ministered to the people just like he did in Jerusalem. As I read about this experience, I felt impressed to ask Heavenly Father if he was real and if he indeed has an audible voice. I knelt by my bed and prayed. As I said the words, "do you exist?" I was overwhelmed by a feeling of love and joy. I have known with certainity ever since, that God is real and that he loves me personally. I still read from the Book of Mormon almost every day. I often feel the love of Heavenly Father when I read. His love is a great blessing in my life. It fills me with comfort, confidence, and hope. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Jenifer Evans McGill
Mormon women are like any other woman in society. We love our families, want to contribute to our communities, and take care of ourselves physically and mentally. Equality is stressed at virtually every mention of the male-female relationship. Education is stressed to both men and women in the church. Both my husband and I have Master's degrees. When we have to make decisions, we do it together. When we walk, we go side-by-side. Both men and women are valued in their role of companion. As companions, each is expected to do their part to counsel together, support each other, and work towards the mutual goals of the couple. No one is given a free pass to stand idle while the other "raises the family" or "bosses everyone around." LDS women are lucky. LDS doctrine ennobles womanhood and motherhood. Men are taught to respect feminity and keep sacred the sexuality and intimacy shared within marriage. LDS men are strongly admonished to avoid pornagraphy - as it is degrading to women. This sexual cleanliness creates more equality in marriage than those who abuse feminity and degrade women through pornagraphy or selffish sexual behaviors. Mormon women have a lot of confidence. We get that from a loving relationship with Heavenly Father. We are taught that raising his spirit children is the highest position of responsibility on the earth. After all, "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world." knowing that I am a daughter of God is a blessing in my life. Show more Show less