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Hi I'm Jacqueline

I manage a law firm and like spending time with my family and hiking on holidays with my husband. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and grew up in Mexico. I attended BYU and graduated with a BA in Design. I served a mission in Quito, Ecuador. When my children were teenagers, I went to GCU and graduated with an MBA. I am married and have 3 children (all married now) and one granddaughter. My husband and I are enjoying family, church and work. We like to read, cook, garden and hike together. Each holiday, we pick a different Arizona trail to hike.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a pioneer heritage - my ancestors joined the church in the early days. A couple of my great grandfathers were born in Nauvoo. My parents lived the gospel and served all their lives. I can't remember a time when I didn't know the church was true. The gospel has always seemed right to me and with each experience I have in life, the truth stands more brightly. Prayer is real to me. I know Heavenly Father listens to me and answers prayers. My mother and father told us stories when we were children of experiences they and their parents had with prayer. I remember vividly my mother's prayer for my brother and Heavenly Father's instant answer. Many times I have gone to the Lord in prayer and experienced answers that I know came only because He was watching over me and my family.

How I live my faith

I love my husband and our children and their spouses. I believe Heavenly Father put us in families so we could learn more about Him and understand His love for us. I always say yes if I am asked to help in any church activity. At present I get to work with the young women in the church. I am not much of a camper, but I even enjoy girl's camp in the summer. I play the piano for our church choir and am grateful that keeps me practicing the piano. I've had the opportunity to teach English as a community service and met many good, humble people that are so grateful for the help rendered them. I feel it is a blessing to have any opportunity to serve. In my work (managing a law firm) I try to approach any interaction with the attitude of "what can I do for you?" I work with good people and am blessed with the opportunities I've had at work. I am grateful for this country we live in and this election I felt I wanted to do more than just vote - so I volunteered to be a "poll watcher".

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Heavenly Father gave men the responsibility of holding the priesthood. Women enjoy all the blessings the priesthood has to offer. I have never felt any lack from not holding the priesthood. All of us can call on the priesthood as needed. Responsibilities can be different - it is not that the responsibilities are better or worse. Women have the amazing opportunity to bear children. Men enjoy the blessings of children even though they don't do the actual child-bearing. Women have many leadership positions in the church. The Relief Society (women's organization) is the oldest women's organization in the world. I am proud of my membership in that organization and the focus it has on service and sisterhood. I have friends from ages 18 to 85 in that organization and we all come together to do good things and help each other. I love attending women's conference each year knowing that sisters all over the world are gathering together and we share the desire to love our families, serve in our communities and help our small part of the world be a better place. Show more Show less