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Hi I'm Jodi

I've lived in Mesa my whole life. I am the worlds best Aunt! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently going to college and hope to graduate soon. I have worked in medical billing for nearly 5 years but am thinking of trying something new. I love all sorts of crafting, especially scrapbooking. If there is a new craft technique or style I like to try it, then make it my own. Recently I have gotten into cake decorating (which is really hard) and I like it. I am also an outdoors lover. Hiking, camping, rappelling (when the gear is available) is my ideal weekend. Sedona is one of the loveliest places to hike all year round!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gives me the opportunity to learn of Him and surround myself with other people that have similar goals. I love my family and its comforting to me to know families are eternal. As we learn together, work together, worship together we become closer. Family is important to me and its important to the Lord. Also, being a Mormon brings joy into my life. I know that as I make choices and decisions each day it not only effects my mortal life it effects my eternal life. My goals are long term! When I don't have to worry about what I've done I can look forward in joy and happiness and enjoy my life now. I love my singles ward. The friends I have made there are true friends. I know I can count on them to serve me and others, and do it cheerfully. The activities we plan are always fun, whether its playing games or painting a house the people that go make it worthwhile. My friends understand me, I strive to understand them and I feel like we can accomplish anything. Being a member of this church is the foundation of my life. Its who I am. Each Sunday I go to church to worship, be clean, and draw closer to God. I learn how to renew my promises to the Lord. These promises shape who I am and I know that will be who the Lord wants me to be. It doesn't matter where I've been it only matters where I'm going. My life is full of hope and happiness. It is a journey and I hope I can progress toward where I want to be. I love the Lord and when this life is over I want to live with Him in His Eternal Kingdom.

How I live my faith

At the end of each day I take time to look back over the days events. I search my life for blessings and record them in my Blessings Journal. Some days are harder than others but I always, always find at least one thing to write about. Usually these blessings are times spent with family or opportunities to serve. In my ward, a singles ward, there are always chances to serve. Every month a friend and I visit girls from my ward to share a message from the prophet and see how their life is going. This is a great opportunity to make friends. In my ward I also serve on the "Family Home Evening Committee" and we plan lessons and activities every Monday for single people to come to. I like this because it is a casual way to teach and serve my friends and neighbors. I love it when I meet new people and they ask "Are you a Mormon?" That is uplifting to me to know I am doing what I need to with my life. I love to answer "Yes I am"! Then I try to answer any question they have for me. I may not always know the answer but I do know where to find the answers. It may be these people notice I live a different kind of life. If inappropriate things are being said I leave. I don't hang out in bars or go to R rated movies. I read good books. I dress appropriately and take care of myself. I don't drink, or smoke or do anything harmful to my body. I never use foul language. I even keep a spare copy of the Book of Mormon in the backseat of my car so when people ride with me they have something to read! :) I try to be cheerful and helpful. I love to go to the temple. I am a naturally quiet person but I like to answer questions. I hope to live my life in a way that invites these questions.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is an organization for women 18 years of age and older. Each ward has a group of these women who work together to uplift and serve those around them. Relief Society is where we learn about gospel principles, strengthen families and make friends. I like Relief Society because I feel comfortable around these women who truly want to help everyone. This is the place where I learned what it means to really serve someone, and to serve them with love. Show more Show less