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Hi I'm Jeniel Fulbright

I'm a Mormon. I was raised in the church by a single mom. Now, I am married to an amazing man for 20 yrs. & we have 2 daughters.

About Me

I've been a stay at home mom for a long time. My kids are teens now, and I decided to go back to school. I am a junior in nursing school. While caring for my kids when they were young, I also cared for my grandmother for the last 5 years of her life. That is when I knew I could become a nurse. I learned a lot about myself as a caregiver to my family. I learned about patience, love, and patience. Now that I am in school, I am learning even more about what I am capable of achieving, regardless of how hard it seems.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been able to rely on my faith to get me through the challenges of life. I have always found peace and contentment through prayer, scripture study, and increased efforts to keep God's commandments. I have also learned that I lose that comfort when times are easy, and I don't give my best in these areas. And in spite of the relative comfort and ease of my life, I am unhappy and malcontent. I know that God hears and answers my prayers. It may not be answered in the way I want it to be, but I have come to learn that it is done in the way that will help me become a better person. Now, I look at challenges as ways for me to learn how to become what my Father wants. These problems are His way of helping me to become the Christ-like person I am supposed to become in this life. I love this church because it helps me to find the best me I can be.

How I live my faith

I have held lots of different teaching callings. I am currently teaching Sunday School to the teens. I love being able to prepare lessons based on the scriptures. I also really love to study the talks of the apostles and leaders of the church. Somehow, they always have a message for me that feeds my soul and strengthens my resolve to keep trying. Sharing that with the youth, or anyone is an awesome feeling. They say when you teach a subject you retain more of the content than through any other type of studying. I believe that is one of the many reasons why we are a lay church. This way everyone gets that opportunity to fully 'take in' gospel principles.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Jeniel Fulbright
God gave us the scriptures to give us perspective. We love to think how "special' we are. This is one of the many reasons/excuses we give when we say to ourselves that we have a good reason for not keeping 'that' commandment. But the truth is Adam and Eve faced the same human frailties we do today. Granted, we have a lot more technology and free time to indulge our appetites than they did. And Satan is now highly skilled at slowly and subtley ensnaring us with that free time and technology. But the commandments that preserved all of God's righteous people are the same ones that will spare us from Satan's grasp today. I have always said that prayer and scripture time are highly potent minutes in our day. The 2-5 minutes we spend saying our prayers, the 10-20 minutes we spend reading just one chapter of scripture, can radically effect the choices we make in a day. The power to resist temptation, to even be repulsed by the thought of a sin, to have the strength to walk away from an unsavory situation, is enhanced 100 fold by those15 averaged minutes invested in daily prayer and scripture study. That brings to our spirtits feelings of love, peace, and contentment is hard to put into words. And it is the feeling that I prize most in my life. Show more Show less