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Hi I'm Jari.

I like fairy tales and politics. I want to change the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the daughter of a Brazilian father and a Colorado native mother. I crave afternoons at the beach, chocolate, and quality conversation. I am fascinated by different cultures, and am constantly pestered with the travel bug. I like to leave each place I visit a little better than I found it. I talk louder and faster than necessary. I received my bachelor's degree in political science and international studies, and have no clue where my next step in life will take me. I have a passion for learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home where I was taught the gospel and encouraged to develop a testimony, or strong conviction of its truth. Growing up brought many challenging, yet sweet, experiences that prompted me to answer for myself the question of if I was good enough for my Heavenly Father. My foundation in the gospel aided in searching out the answer. I was reminded of the worth of all souls (D&C 18:10); and that “all souls” also meant my soul, individually. It was during this time that I learned how far reaching the power of the atonement is. That the sacrifice of my Savior made it possible for me to receive a remission of sins, but also freedom from guilt, loneliness, confusion, and temptation. I'm a mormon because I have been taught truth that increases my faith and fills me with constant peace and joy amidst opposition.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving as missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morristown, New Jersey. I live my faith by inviting others to come unto Christ, to learn more of His teachings, and to follow His example. Likewise I try to do the same in my own life each day.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jari.
Mormons hold families in high regard. As families we frequently pray, study scriptures, attend church services, and discuss our feelings and questions about the gospel. It was in my home that I learned who Jesus Christ was and what His sacrifice means for me. Mormons also believe that families are meant to be eternal. We believe that despite death in this life we will be reunited with our family members and can live forever with them. I know that Heavenly Father understands and is happy about the love that exists within families and He wants His children to experience this love and happiness for eternity. Show more Show less