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Hi I'm Jacqui

I was born & raised in California. I rock at 10-key (hazard of doing Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an office manager at a pest control company & it's super fun! I work a lot. When I'm not working, I'm at church activities, chillin' with my dogs, or traveling (for work & to visit people). I'm single, but I have an amazing family & many wonderful friends! I love photography, but I'm an amateur & have almost no time for it. I also love reading! I love the temple SO much! That's pretty much me :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born & raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Since I was a child, I have felt the spirit of the Lord in my life. There was a time in my life that I decided that I wasn't sure if living the gospel was worth all of the effort. I was suffering from depression & I couldn't find my way out. So I decided to stop reading my scriptures, stop praying. I attended church only enough so that people wouldn't notice that I wasn't really around. I went to bars with my friends, I never drank though, I was always the sober driver. After about 8 months, I looked at my life. I wasn't okay, I wasn't happy. My life was just misery. I was alone & even though I had amazing friends & a loving family, my life was empty. I had no purpose, no meaning. I couldn't find a way to be happy. My depression had enveloped me. Then I decided that maybe it was time for me to really live the gospel, to go back to church & let Heavenly Father in my life. I started praying again, I was reading my scriptures. I never lost my testimony completely, but I had to nourish it again. I had to put the work in to regain my relationship with my Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ & live righteously to be worthy of the Spirit. I have been active in the church since then. I found my happiness, my peace. This Gospel brings purpose, hope, happiness. Through it, we can know who we are & why we are here. We can find our Father's plan for us. It's even called the plan of happiness. It brings a joy that can be found nowhere else. Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ know each one of us individually. They know who we are & who we can become. We can be happy and feel their love, if we just let them in our lives. This Gospel, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, is the way we can be happy & the way that we can return to live with Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love this gospel & try to live it every day. At church, I have two callings (responsibilities that I have been asked to take on-and I accepted). I am a Sunday School teacher, so I get to teach our doctrine every other week in our single's branch. I also help people to prepare to enter the temple. I love the temple & try to go there every month. I try to live my life the way that would make Christ proud. I try to be a good person, looking out for opportunities to help others & to show them how much God loves them & how important they are. I'm not perfect, I fall down a lot. But that's what life is all about, right? Learning how to let the Lord help you get back up when you fall. I try to be a good influence on my friends, both in & out of the church & I try to live like Christ did. With love & kindness. I'm grateful that each day I have the opportunity to study my faith, reading the words of the prophets past & present. I pray & ponder the things I read & the spirit testifies the truths therein.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Each of the 12 apostles are amazing men that have been chosen of God to lead this Church. I have heard each of the apostles speak many times & they have shared their lives with the world. When President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away, I watched President Monson as the mantle passed to him. He was the same kind, loving soul that he had always been, but the spirit was with him more than ever before. When he spoke, the spirit testified that President Thomas S. Monson was the mouthpiece of the Lord. I testify today that President Thomas S. Monson is indeed the prophet for the whole world, that the Lord speaks to him & leads the church through him. Show more Show less