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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a nurse who cares for people after heart surgery. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. I never thought I would move away. I loved living in Utah. I loved camping, skiing, and hiking in the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City. I also loved living right where the LDS Church headquarters were located. It was nice to be able to go to all the LDS temples that were five minutes away. Life doesn't usually play out how you plan. I married a wonderful husband that I love very much but because of him, we moved all the way to New York for law school! It has definitely been a big change for me but it is an awesome experience to meet new people and be in a different kind of culture and place. I am very happily married and we don't have any children yet, but are very excited to have them when the time is right. I have been a nurse for about a year and just started working in the hospital taking care of people after they have had heart surgery. I love to do anything outdoors, read, play board games with my husband, and just spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but that is not why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church on the earth. We have the Book Of Mormon which is another testament along with the Bible that Jesus is the Christ. We have prophets that receive revelation from God for the world to lead us on the path of happiness. I can also receive personal revelation through the gift of the Holy Ghost to help me in my individual life. The knowledge of the truth brings me so much peace and happiness in this life that can be really hard and scary at times. The knowledge of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world gives my life purpose. I know what I am on this earth to do. The Church of Jesus Christ provides me with ordinances and allows me to make covenants that will help me and my family through this life and provide us a way to return to our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. It also allows us to be sealed with our families in the temple for eternity. I am grateful that by growing up in a Mormon family, it was much easier for me to find the truth, but I do know for myself that this church is Jesus Christ's church on earth and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best kind of person I can be everyday. I pray every day for help. I read my scriptures or the words of the prophet that come out in magazines every day to remind me of the way I should be living. I just try to be a friend to others. I try to be kind and be a help to others at work and at home. I try to be a support to my husband and to show him love everyday. I forgive others when they hurt my feelings. I am definitely not perfect and I make mistakes (a lot), but another way I live my faith is I use the atonement of Jesus Christ to repent and do better. At church, me and my husband work in the nursery taking care of the toddlers ages 1-3 so their parents can go to class in peace. Even though we play a lot, we have small lessons with the children. I often think it is hard to teach the class anything because they have short attention spans, but then I am amazed with the things they pick up and remember. They will sometimes say things like, "I am a child of God" which is what we talked about in the lesson the week before. I have also worked with the teenage girls ages 12-18. I would give lessons on Sundays and also do activities every week on Wednesdays.

What is being a Mormon like?

Jennifer
A common myth is that Mormons really allowed to have any fun since we have so many "rules." This is just not true. The principles that we are taught to follow help us to be happy. They bring us true lasting happiness. Some worldly "fun" things like drinking or drugs, for example, may momentarily bring pleasure but they then bring longer lasting pain. As a Mormon, I know that I am most happy when I live according to what I believe. I have a lot of fun in my life and its righteous fun. Show more Show less