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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student majoring in accounting. However, my life isn't all about numbers. I enjoy woodworking, music, travel, and reading. I started working with wood because of my great grandfather. I remember, as a little kid, going into his shop and smelling the freshly-cut wood and being fascinated with his tools. In high school I took a wood shop class and began learning how to work with wood myself. Someday I want a wood shop like my grandpa's. Music has always been a big part of my life. I started piano lessons when I was five and though I haven't always been, I am grateful now that my mom made me stick with practicing until I learned to love playing. I also play the guitar and sing. I enjoy a variety of music, but my favorites are Country, Classical, and Christian Rock. I love going to new places. Most of my travel has been within the United States but I was able to do a study abroad that included Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. Travel has taught me to appreciate that people are basically the same everywhere, wanting what is best for themselves and their families. Reading has long been my choice of entertainment. I grew up without television so books filled my empty hours. Historical novels are my favorite because they allow me to learn history and enjoy well-developed characters at the same time. The Prelude to Glory series on the Revolutionary War is one of my all-time favorites.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But whether you grow up in the Church or not, you still come to a point when you have to decide for yourself to continue living the way you have been raised. I can remember as a teenager questioning what I wanted out of life and deciding that living my life within the Church would make me much happier than one outside it. I have never regretted that decision and have been continually grateful for my membership in the Church because it truely does make me happy.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by how I choose to act each day. One of my friends has a quote on her wall that I really like. It says something like "Live so that others will want to know Christ because they know you." Living my faith isn't something loud and crazy, it is reflected in simple acts of love and patience with my family, friends, and in my community. Within the church, I enjoy teaching the most. Sometimes I've been asked to substitute in a class or serve as a teacher each week. I am grateful for these opportunities to share with others that I know that the Church is true and hopefully communicate how much I love the gospel and my Savior, Jesus Christ.