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Hi I'm Jenny

I was born in Oregon, USA. I've lived in Asia twice and have loved helping the children there. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of 3 girls. Two of which are twins! I love them so much and think they are the cutest things in the world! My husband is my very best friend and we enjoy camping, hiking, and running, as well as chasing our kids together. My BA was in Psychology, and though someday I may go into doing counseling, as my kids grow I am grateful to be able to stay home with them full-time. I've had a lot of neat opportunities in my life to live in several states and two Asian countries. I am so grateful for these times to be able to make friendships with such a variety of people and learn to see life through many different eyes. Some of my favorite things are: old movies, tapioca pudding, snicker doodles, out in nature at sunrise or sunset, swimming, playing ultimate frisbee, watching my kids play in the dirt,making up songs on the guitar and piano, and dates with my honey.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church. And yet, that is not why I am a Mormon. I have felt God in my life, and have received a witness from Him that this truly is His Church. I love God and His Son, Jesus Christ. They are my friends. I have felt their presence at lonely times, and very miserable moments and days. I have felt the joy of knowing they are real when I have been up in the mountains, or walking around one of the LDS temples. I have seen their evidence in the stars and in my daughter's eyes. I feel that through my LDS temple marriage that God has been invited to be an active part of my marriage- healing hurts and warming us and helping us to hold on together. I have seen others feeling their way through various religions, seeking God with all their hearts, and watched an expression of relief and wholeness come over them as they discover His truth in its fulness in this church, I have also seen that this path of following Him, and His commandments throughout my life have led to so many amazing blessings and opportunities. I have studied and read the Book of Mormon throughout my life and felt its validity and truth. I have studied and testify to you that Joseph Smith actually did restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the Earth again in it's fulness.

How I live my faith

I wake up each morning and I pray to Heavenly Father for help and energy and patience to make it through my day, and to have a happy day. I pray for my children and husband and those I care about and ask Him things I am wondering about or don't understand. Then I read my scriptures for ten minutes or so. I try to highlight different passages that seem to help with whatever trial I'm facing, or principle I'm trying to understand. I pray with my kids and husband at meals and before he leaves for work, and before we go to sleep. I sing songs about Jesus with my kids, and show them pictures of prophets ancient and modern. When my husband and I make decisions about what to spend money on or how to spend our time we talk together and try to do as the prophet has counseled us to. For instance, we drive an old Toyota that was made when my husband and I were in Elementary, in order to not have a car payment and avoid debt. Also, a big closet in our basement is dedicated to food storage to prepare for times of need as the prophet has directed. We also have a couple hours set aside each Saturday for fun family time together, and an evening a week away from the kids for just us time. On Sundays, we all go to church and are able to partake of the Lord's sacrament, and are reminded through talks and lessons how to improve for the following week. Twice a month, on Thursdays, I help 8-9 year old girls in my church learn how to do little crafts, or service, and learn about the gospel. I support my husband as he works with teenage boys in our church as well. Once a month, I visit or call a couple of ladies, share a religious message and see how things are going for them. I try to remember them and find ways to help them other times as well.