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Hi I'm Jen

I grew up in Eugene, Oregon. I'm studying for a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, daughter, and sister. I can't wait to be a mom. I'm in my third year of college and I graduate Summer 2012 with a bachelor of science in exercise physiology with a minor in dance. I didn't start dancing until I came to college 2 years ago. Ever since I was little I dreamed of learning to dance and now I get to learn. Did I mention I love, LOVE chocolate? That's important.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to Latter-day Saint parents and they taught me God's principles. My mom and dad did the best they knew how to do to teach me right and wrong about what Jesus Christ would want me to do if he were here on earth with me. They armed me with knowledge and it has been up to me learn how to use it. I really feel like my conversion has been a life long adventure and it's definitely not over yet - not even close. I have good days and not so good days. I have days where I know without a doubt that God loves me and has a plan for me and I have days where even though I know God knows me, I have a hard time acting that way. I know that because God loves me and the rest of his children he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, who made it so I and everyone else can repent for the things that I do that make me unclean. I know, also, that because of what Christ did he has the power to help me to become more like him. I think my favorite thing about the gospel of Jesus Christ is that I can be with my husband and best friend even after this life. We can be together forever.

How I live my faith

Right now I serve as a compassionate service committee member. That's a fancy way of saying a couple of other women and I keep an eye out for the needs of the women in our ward. I'm in a ward with a lot of other young newly married couples and the most of us are in college. There are lots of babies born to first time (and even second-time) mothers. As a committee we make sure that the new mothers and their families are taken care of. We lighten any burdens that we can by bringing meals and things of that sort. We also look out for families who are struggling with illnesses or other crises. Like most other women in the church I'm also a visiting teacher. I do similar things as a visiting teacher as I do as part of the compassionate service committee member only on a smaller scale. One other lady and I have two ladies who we visit every month. We share a spiritual message and make sure they are doing well spiritually, financially, physically, and mentally. We also take care of any needs that we see. Sometimes the need we see can me as small as just letting our ladies know that we think about them by bringing them a note or a desert or both!