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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of two children, a son and a daughter who are the joy of my life. I have a Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy reading, digital scrapbooking, writing, sewing, hiking, learning and taking care of my home and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church my entire life. As a child I had a strong belief that God exists and that I am his daughter. Even from the time I was very young, I believed that I could talk to Him about anything that concerned me and I would pray fervently for help though whatever challenges I was facing; I knew He was there and answered my prayers. I also knew that Christ was my Savior and through him I would be able to return to live with Him and my Heavenly Father if I kept the covenants I made with Him. As a teenager I began to wonder if it was really possible that I actually belonged to the Lord's church with His Priesthood and complete Gospel. There are so many people in the world, many of which believed in the religion they were raised in was the true church of God. How was I any different from them? I didn't want to believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was God's true church just because I was born into. I loved my parents and believed what they taught me, but I had to know for myself if the things that they had taught me were true or if it was possible that another church had the authority of God and my church was a farce. I researched and prayed about different principles of the gospel, especially if Joseph Smith truly saw God and Jesus Christ and was called of God as a prophet, if the Book of Mormon was true and if there truly was a prophet of God alive today. I received an answer from God so clearly about each point that I have no doubt that Joseph Smith is a prophet, the Book of Mormon is true, there is a living prophet of God today and that the church had the fullness of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I truly believe that Jesus Christ is my savior and that by being baptized I have taken upon me His name to be an example of Him. I strive every day to act as He would, to love everyone, member or not, as my brother and sister and to treat everyone as He would. I attend church every week, because I believe church is a blessing God has given to us to support each other as we strive to become more like Jesus Christ. I don't believe that being a disciple is just about going to church though, but about loving and serving anyone I come across. As a young adult I took a break from college and served a mission for my church for 18 months, teaching anyone who wanted to know about Jesus Christ and his Gospel. I truly believe that living the way Christ did, will bring me more happiness and joy in life. I believe the golden rule, to do unto others as you would have others do unto you. As a member of the church, I believe it is my responsibility to "mourn with those that mourn and comfort those that stand in need of comfort," to help others when they are down and when they need help and treat everyone with respect and love.

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

Mormon women are just like other women. We raise our children, we work, we help others, we have fun together, we have movie nights, we shop and speak out when we feel that what we think needs to be said. We believe that all people, men and women included, should have the same opportunities in life and are thus equal. Many people think that as Mormons don't allow women to serve in church or are considered inferior to men. This is NOT what we believe. We believe that men and women need to work together at church and at home and that neither one would be complete without the innate strengths of the other. We also believe that men and women are different in nature and thus our strengths need to be recognized and utilized in blessing others as we work together as a team. Show more Show less