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Hi I'm Jenna

I'm a Texan, a wife, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of four and have the joy of being an aunt to many nieces and nephews. I enjoy reading science fiction and young adult novels. I've been a certified scuba diver since I was 12, and got my advanced certification in 2011. I graduated in elementary education at Texas A&M and have taught both first and second grade. In the spring of 2013, I married my best friend:)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS church, but have the blessing of many close friends who attend different Christian churches. I have the privilege of learning through them what makes the LDS church unique, and what ties all Christian faiths together. I have never left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because the teachings found in this religion give me strength, hope, peace, and happiness.

How I live my faith

While in college, I served on the Institute Council for my stake. Institutes are usually established near colleges and universities for members and non-members to participate in various religious classes and fun activities. As a member of the council, I helped plan and run activities for college-age adults in our area. We also had an LDS organization with our university which allowed us to participate in university sponsored activities and provided us with the opportunity to share our beliefs with other students and/or community members. After getting married, my husband and I served in our ward as Nursery workers for a year. For two hours every Sunday, we played with and taught children from 18 months to 3 years old. We had fun with toys, snacks, music, and also a short scripture based lesson. It was a real pleasure to spend time with those young children of God. After moving away from our college town, I served with the Young Women of our ward for a little over a year. The Young Women Program is for girls from 12-18 years old. I taught them on Sundays and planned activities for Wednesday nights. It was exciting to be with the youth of our ward to see and strengthen their spirituality, as well as be strengthen by them. Currently, I serve in the Primary of our ward which includes children from 3 to 11 years old. I teach the 10 year olds on Sunday and plan Wednesday activities for girls 8-11 years old. I enjoy being with these children as it reminds me of my elementary education background. They are so fun and strong in their knowledge and beliefs.