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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm Deaf. Dancing is my passion, and writing is my purpose. I'm a mom, a student, a hospice nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Despite being deaf, I love music. I love to dance, learn to play instruments, and write music. My innate talent lies in writing, mostly prose and poetry. I like being active outdoors and I also like motorcycles. I'm a mom of two little ones, a girl and a boy. I nearly lost my daughter when she became seriously ill at 10 months of age. Taking care of a special needs child is a challenge and a joy. I've been married for 10 years. I love my work in hospice, helping the terminally ill. I can't think of anything more rewarding. However, I am now back in school in an unrelated field of family and human development. I hope to be able to use my new degree to help children and families.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember when I was eight, I was given the invitation to become baptized. It was a decision not to be taken lightly. Although young, I knew I had to decide if I thought the church and its teachings were true, and if I wanted to become a part of it. After much deliberation, study, and prayer I knew irrevocably that I wanted to be baptized. Trying to imagine life without a knowledge of eternal families and the plan of salvation was unfathomable. I determined that Joseph Smith must have seen Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in order to proclaim so much truth of the gospel. The Book of Mormon must be true. Living the gospel principles makes me happy. I feel safe, blessed, and loved. I have seen the power of the Priesthood, of faith, of prayer. I have seen miracles. The Holy Ghost has borne witness to me in my heart; a testament I cannot deny. The church is all about Jesus Christ, families, and service. These are the things that are most important to me and give me the greatest joy.

How I live my faith

I am happiest when I serve. In the church, I have accepted many callings to serve. Sometimes, to share my musical talents. Sometimes, to teach. Sometimes, even, to lead. I have been the president of the young women's organization in my ward. I have been choir director. I have been a pianist, a teacher, a newsletter specialist, and more. Currently, I help the women in my ward to serve each other by visiting each other in our homes to share the gospel and help with any needs. In my vocation, I help those who are dying to live their last days to the fullest. I love to help them be comfortable, find peace and happiness, and comfort them and their families in their afflictions, fear, and sorrow. My knowledge of eternal gospel principles has given me serenity that brings many people solace. I like to help the community too. I volunteer time each week to teach music to deaf children at a special school for the deaf. I help shelters and programs for refugees and the destitute by providing them with items they need. I am always on the lookout for the next service project. My service in the church has helped me develop skills and talents that I am happy to share with others. I am always quick to help a friend or stranger in need. Compassion and Christ-like love for others has been instilled in me from my youth. I am always eager to share the gospel with others because I want them to be as happy as I am