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Hi I'm Jenn

I'm a wife and mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to my high school sweetheart and a mother of 5 young children, ages 1-9. It can be overwhelming at times; no sick days, no paid vacation, no time off ever, really. But I know that this is the most important work I can do. I'm learning and failing and trying each day. When I find a spare moment, I enjoy baking, cooking, reading, crafting, and sewing. I plan to soon become more physically active and have hopes to one day compete in a sprint triathlon. We recently moved into a new house and I enjoy finding ways to decorate, making it feel like home.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom joined the church as a young adult through her sister. Shortly after her conversion, she went inactive. When I 7, the sister missionaries were sent to our home by a loving Relief Society President who found and reached out to my mom. My siblings and I were taught the missionary discussions and my older sister and I were baptized a short time later. After periods of inactivity, my younger brother was baptized. A few years later, when he was 16, he baptized my dad. We were sealed as a family in Nauvoo a year later. As an adult, I am still a Mormon because I know this is Christ's gospel and His church. I feel so blessed to have the peace, comfort, guidance, and perspective that comes with being a member of the Church.

How I live my faith

I try to live as my Heavenly Father would have me do. To me, this means following the counsel and commandments of the prophet. Things like daily prayer and scripture study, weekly Family Home Evenings with my family, seeking out and helping those in need, and just being a disiciple of Christ are ways that I try to live what I believe. Currently, I serve at the Relief Society President. Relief Society is the worldwide organization of women ages 18 and older in the Church. In my ward (or congregation) there are just over 130 women I am responsible for. This is a very demanding calling for anyone, but with 5 young children, it's been a challenge to find a balance in fulfilling both this calling and my eternal calling as a mother. I try to be an example to both my children and the women under my stewardship. But trusting in my Heavenly Father and knowing that this calling is from Him is another way I let my faith guide my life.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We believe that we are eternally connected to a family; God is our Heavenly Father. We were sent to Earth as part of a family; each of us has a mother and a father. Even those outside the church understand that the family is most basic unit of any society. Without strong families, no society can be successful. We believe that families can be sealed together forever through the blessings of the temple. A man and woman can be sealed together for eternity; not just till death do us part. Any children born to them are then sealed to them as well. Families can also be sealed together after children are born. We believe that we will live with our families after this life. Therefore, it is so important that we care for and strengthen families everywhere. Show more Show less