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Hi I'm Jenalee

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

While getting my teaching degree at Brigham Young University, I met my husband Bryce. Together we moved to Indiana where I taught elementary school for a few years before the birth of our first child. Now, Bryce is getting close to finishing Dental School, and we are expecting our second child in a few months. Since we're both originally from Washington state, we plan on moving back to the Northwest after graduation so that we can be near family and mountains as we raise our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and though I sometimes struggled with the strictness of the rules while growing up, I always new that they were fair and that following them would bring me happiness. During High school I made it my goal to attend Brigham Young University where I could be surrounded by peers of my faith, and where I could learn more about how to be a righteous person in the modern world. Now that I am grown up a little and have a family of my own, I am grateful that I trusted the counsel of my parents and church leaders in my teenage days. I do not regret adhering to the rules of conduct, and I don't miss any of the activities I may have missed out on by behaving the way a "Mormon" is supposed to. I see a lot of unhappiness in the world, but I see a way to fix it. By putting family and church service as a top priority, and by living a life without addiction, violence, substance abuse or vulgarity I know that I can live a life without unnecessary suffering. I also know that when suffering and pain do come along, I will have a strong suport system to get me through it. I know that Jesus Christ is my redeemer, and having faith in Him will get me through all trials.

How I live my faith

Currently I am the secretary of the women's organization in my ward. I assist the organization president in planning meetings and activities and meeting the needs of the women we work with. I have also taught Sunday school to adults and been the president of the children's organization at different times. One of the church responsibilities I enjoy most is visiting teaching, a program where women are matched up in pairs and assigned to visit other women in the ward. Through this program I have gotten to know remarkable ladies from different walks of life whom I wouldn't otherwise have a lot in common with. As I visit with these women every month, I get to learn about their experiences, their faith in Christ, and how that faith has brought them through their own life journeys.