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Hi I'm Jennifer.

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most significant thing about me is my family. I have been married to my husband for 25 years. We have four children and one grandchild. I love spending time with them, especially now that they are "leaving the nest," and time with them seems more precious. I was a full-time mom and part-time piano teacher while my children were growing up. When my youngest child started school, I entered the work force as a substitute teacher. As time went on, I became more involved with the school system, and am now a full-time music teacher at a middle school in my home town. I am usually very busy with my work, my family and my church. I have recently ( in the past few years) taken on the sport of running to get my exercise and to keep my mind clear. I find it to be a great stress reliever and a great way to spend time outside enjoying God's creations. I enjoy my work and the time I spend running, but I am most happy when my children are all at home and we can sit around and just enjoy being together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be born to parents who are both Mormons. I have been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. I wish I had a great conversion story to share, but I can't think of a specific time or event that could be called my conversion. If I had to say how I came to know that the church was true, I would say that it is from a lifetime of small, sometimes big, events that helped me feel God's love for me and witnessed to me that I have a purpose on this earth that involves more than just earning a living and taking care of my family. I have felt the guidance of God's spirit and seen the power of His priesthood work miracles in my family. I have read the Book of Mormon and have found comfort and understanding in its pages. I have felt the great love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and know that He atoned for our sins so that we won't have to suffer if we turn to him.

How I live my faith

For me, being a Mormon is a daily activity. I can't separate my church life from my everyday activities. It is who I am, and I always feel responsible to be an example of the Mormon way of living. I remember my parents teaching me that when the church was open (and if you know any Mormons, you will understand that that is a lot!) we should be there. I have enjoyed serving as a leader of the youth and the children for many years. My husband is currently serving as our Bishop, and the role of Bishop's wife is now mine. This means being supportive of his time away from family as he ministers to the needs of our members. I also help plan activities for the women at church and enjoy singing with our ward choir. I try to find time each day to read from the scriptures and pray for guidance.