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Hi I'm Jenna

I got married in June 2011 to my dream come true and have one baby boy. I know my family will be together forever. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to Brigham Young University in 2007 to study social work, with a dream of working with young children. After the social work program was cancelled during my first semester, I was left with little direction for my college career. It was a bit of a fluke why I chose Early Childhood Education, but I am so grateful I did! I love approaching my teaching with a social worker mindset, knowing that I play a crucial role in molding young children's lives. I taught preschool at a local elementary school in Utah for a year and a half. I've been asked, "How do you have the energy to teach preschool?!" Honestly, I don't know. But I do know that a child's joy is infectious and my students kept me energetically excited to go back to work each day. I believe God works through me to be a support for young children. My husband and I are now blessed with a baby boy to teach and support. He's actually been the one who teaches us so much about what it means to be a family. Within our newly formed little family and within our extended, neighborhood, and church families we've learned to love everyone with Christlike kindness. I am so grateful to have a huge extended family that supports me through challenges and that celebrates my successes. I am happiest when I am with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized as a Mormon when I was 8 because it seemed like the normal thing to do when you turn 8. After all, my parents and older brothers were baptized at age 8 too. I remain a Mormon today because the gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense to me, and I have a testimony that I am part of Christ's restored church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches me how to follow doctrines that bring happiness to my life. I have never been sad or disappointed by following the teachings of my leaders and our Prophet. I feel so motivated to follow the gospel's plan for me because I find success and power in doing so. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I serve in my ward with my husband in the church library. We volunteer our time one Sunday each week to loan materials and resources to Sunday School teachers and other ward members. I also have an assignment to visit 4 other women in the ward once each month, which seems more like an excuse to hang out than a church calling. I love how my fellow ward sisters can become such great friends who help me so much more than I can help them. They make serving the Lord a fun thing to do. One of my favorite blessings of being a Mormon is attending the Provo, Utah temple regularly with my husband. Going to the temple helps me see my life with a more eternal perspective. I learn about the gospel there and leave with feelings of peace and closeness to God. I know that God is near to us and I love praying to Him and knowing He understands my needs and will bless me accordingly. I live my faith with faith that God will bless me as I do so.