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Hi I'm Jodie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old and I currently graduated nursing school. I am working as a Medical/Surgical nurse at a local hospital. I am married and our first child is on her way. My husband is in the United States Air Force so I am far away from home but have found comfort in the fact that no matter where you are, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is welcoming and loving.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know that the gospel is true. About a year and a half ago, I met the wonderful man who is now my husband. At the time, I had just ended a 5 year relationship with my high school sweetheart because we did not want the same things. When I met my husband, I could tell that there was something different about him, something good. The more we talked, I learned how he was different. He was an amazingly caring man who knew how to treat a woman, and I had not found that in the dating world that I had been accoustomed to. Eventually, when he told me that he belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it did not bother me because I like to think of myself as an open-minded girl. The relationship got more serious and we realized that we both wanted the same things: marriage, children, and happiness. Then, it was time for me to meet his family. We flew to Virginia to spend some time with them and while we were there, he asked me if I would be interested in visiting the DC Temple. While there, in the visitor's center, I felt such calmness and such awe. As we went through the visitors center, I stopped at the table with all the different copies of the Book of Mormon. Each was in a different language and for some reason, I just fell in love. After returning home, I asked for a Book of Mormon to read on my own. As I read and prayed, there was a feeling within me that pushed me forward in my reading and built my faith. I started meeting with missionaries and listening to the lessons that they provided and soon after could feel that God wanted me to be baptized. It was hard at first, to think that I would be a mormon in "The Bible Belt" of the South since the accepted religions were Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Catholic. There were many misconceptions about this new church that I so greatly wanted to become a part of. On March 16, 2010, I overcame my doubts and petty fears and was baptized into the Mormon faith. I have never been happier.

How I live my faith

I currently attend church every Sunday that is possible. I have not yet received a calling of my own, but I do feel that my prescence is important not only for myself but for those investigating the church. I also join up with my companion once a month to participate in Visiting Teaching. This makes me happy because I feel needed and loved, and I know that God is smiling in my favor as I do the things that he has asked of me.