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Hi I'm Jill.

I am a convert. I am a student. I am a teacher. I am a sister. I am a friend. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fairly recent convert to the church. I am the only member of my family that is Mormon, but my family means everything to me. My friends are amazing examples to me and i love them so much. I am typically smiling, laughing, or talking, usually all at the same time. I would say that I thoroughly love art, music, sewing and reading. I am currently enrolled in nursing school and hope that one day I can make a difference. My goal in life was always to be happy and since I have found the gospel, I couldn’t be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

Before becoming a member of this true church, I often thought of what the meaning of my life was. In my childhood, I had attended many churches with friends, as I was also involved in many Christian based camps and programs. But I was never baptized into any of them. I was inclined to a local church that gave me a decent foundation of my Savior Jesus Christ. But when I had to endure the tragedy of my father's death, I turned away from my Father in Heaven. Years passed by where I never had one thought towards prayer or anything spiritual. It wasn’t until August 2008, when two wonderful missionaries knocked on my door and changed my life forever. Initially, I thought they would just talk for a few minutes then hand me a pamphlet, as others had done. But they were different. Before I knew it, 45 minutes had passed, and they handed me a copy of the Book of Mormon. As I read those glorious pages, I knew in my heart that they were true. I will never forget the moment in time, when the Spirit testified to me that this Church was true. I was kneeling in my room, in humble prayer, asking my Heavenly Father if it was true. Before I realized it, the Spirit had embraced me and I was overcome with a sense of peace and solace, which I had never experienced. The following morning, I viewed my life with an entirely new perspective. I knew it was true and nothing was going to keep me from the light of the gospel. I am truly grateful for those missionaries who taught me not only with the knowledge of the doctrine, but through the Spirit and through their righteous examples. Next month it will be three years since my baptism. I have been tremendously blessed every day that I have the Gospel in my life. I have never believed in anything more than in the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel has given me more happiness in my life than I could have ever imagined.

How I live my faith

What I love the most about this church is that each and every member has a purpose. Since being a member, I have always had a calling. I am so grateful for my first calling in primary, teaching sunbeams. Each week I prepared to teach those beautiful young minds. They never ceased to amaze me. I can recall parents saying that their child learned so much from me, when it was the complete opposite. Those little sunbeams taught me every week. It was during those small instances, where I felt the Spirit so strongly. Having a calling has testified to me of the service we owe to one another. I am now a ward missionary and also have the opportunity to teach my fellow sisters once a month. I am always enthusiastic to help others learn of our Savior and the truthfulness of the gospel. I pray for those wonderful opportunities to share the gospel that I will be able to express how beautiful and true it is. I love that my Father in Heaven has provided a way for me to do so through my callings. I live and love the gospel every day of my life, and I truly say that I have never been happier.