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Hi I'm Jennifer

I am married with five children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always wanted to be a mother. As a child, I loved to do those things with my mom that would help prepare me for motherhood - including cooking just about anything and sewing my own clothes. Today, with five super-active children under the age of 10, I (usually) feel very blessed. My last child was an absolute miracle and deepend my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I went to early morning seminary as a youth. One day, our teacher asked us to do something rather obvious - read and pray to know whether the Book of Mormon is true. This challenge resonated in my mind and heart. Until then, I didn't consider it very important to know for myself about the Book of Mormon or Joseph Smith. I took my teacher's challenge and my life changed. My prayer was answered and, as a result, I had to be better. Marriage in the temple for eternity was a reality and something I most desired (not just something my parents wanted for me). Since then, my prayers have been more meaningful and my actions more resolved. Now, I help my children live the gospel until they too can know for themselves whether these things are true. Having been in their position, I look forward to the day when they can stand on their own light. My Heavenly Father has taught me a lot through my children and I, in turn, can be an effective tool to teach them (especially when I'm patient, kind and loving). Together, I believe that we can help save each other.

How I live my faith

At church, I currently help people locate and learn about their ancestors (having spent countless hours finding my own ancestors online). At home, I help my family get ready (and through) each day. I cook and clean, repair broken appliances and tutor my children with homework. More importantly, I pray and read scriptures with my husband and children each day. I look for little things to help strengthen their faith and develop their talents. While my husband is at work, I answer their questions and put on the band-aids. I also get to hug and kiss them and tell them I love them. I am on the front lines of helping the next generation succeed. I often get tired but I'm doing my best. Fotunately, I know that the Lord will make up wherever I lack.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We believe that the purpose of life is to gain a body (through birth) of flesh and bones, to learn good from evil, to marry and have children, and to prove to our Heavenly Father our dedication to him by keeping his commandments and choosing to do good. If we live Heavenly Father's commandments we will be able to live with him again and gain the riches of heaven. All too often we can find ourselves caught up in trivial matters of this world (eg. becoming rich, being popular, pushing our children to be perfect). When we know the eternal plan of this life, we can better visualize how we should live each day and be able to enjoy the beauty this life has to offer. Show more Show less