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Hi I'm Jeniel

I am a nurse in the newborn intensive care unit and a neonatal nurse practitioner student. I love music & hiking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

School & Work I have been a registered nurse since 2004. Currently, I work in a newborn intensive care unit and have returned to school to receive my doctorate of nurse practitioner in neonatology. I love learning, but it definitely keeps me busy. Hobbies I love the outdoors, especially hiking. I have hiked Mt. Borah, (the tallest mountain in Idaho) and Mt. Whitney (the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states). Some of my other favorite hikes have been the south Rim of the Grand Canyon, Mt. Jefferson, Table Rock, Mt. Baldy, Angels Arch, and the Joint in Canyonlands. I also love traveling, people, and learning about cultures and languages. Music is another love of mine. I love listening to it. I love playing the piano and violin, which I have played since I was young. I love singing to music and I love dancing to it. I am a modern ballerina and tap dancer. I love performing. My favorite sport is basketball. I think its clear that I love trying new things. Family I love my family. My father and mother met in college and are wonderful people. My mom was a nurse, but was a stay at home mom for me growing up. She has worked in book keeping since then. My father is a doctor. I have wanted to be nurse since I was a young child because of them. I have five siblings who are all over the world, but we are very close. I have a wonderful family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I don't remember questioning what I was taught. What was taught felt right. However, I remember attending church when I was about ten. A speaker encouraged all of us that if we hadn't prayed and found out for ourselves the truthfulness of the gospel and of the Book of Mormon to do so. His invitation stuck with me. I thought about it and told myself I already knew it was true. I knew God hears and answers my prayers. I knew he has a prophet to lead and guide us today. I knew when I followed the commandments I was happy. I remembered the powerful peaceful feeling I had as I was baptized (at 8 years old) that told me what I was doing was correct. However, I had never specifically asked the Lord about it. I decided to do so. I knelt down on my own and asked the Lord. The response was powerful, but simple. The feeling came that said, "You already know this is true". And I do.

How I live my faith

I have loved the opportunities I have had to serve. As a teenager I helped conduct our young women meetings and planned fun activities. When I graduated from high school I was asked to serve with the children. I played the piano during their meetings and filled in as a teacher when needed. As an adult all the women are assigned a few women that they are to be a friend, source of help, and asked to visit their homes at least once a month. I would share a brief message and scripture and we all would be uplifted. I appreciate the women that visited me. It is comfort to know someone is there and cares about me. When I was 22 years old, I volunteered to serve as a full-time missionary. I was sent to New Jersey and I loved the people I met there. It was such a blessing to me to be able to share with others a message that means so much to me. I loved being able to witness the blessings that came into others lives as they embraced the message. After 18 months of full-time service, I volunteered once a week at the temple. The temple is where couples are married and families are sealed so that they can be together forever. The temple is the house of the Lord. It was such a blessing to my own busy life to take the time to serve there. Currently, I am serving with the adult women. I am assigned to be a support and trainer for the teachers of the women. I've only been doing it for 2 weeks, but it has been a great opportunity to serve. I also like to attend the temple weekly and attend my church services on Sunday.