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Hi I'm Jenn

I'm a Mom of a girl with Autism. I work with disabled children and I just completed my Bachelor's degree. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to make Jewelry and other such crafts. I am an Illustrator and writer and my goal is to some day create my own children's book about autism. I just finished my bachelor's degree in Speech-Languuage Pathology. I plan to continue to get my Master's degree. My husband and I have adopted a girl with autism and we are currently in the process of adopting again.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church. My parent's joined when I was three years old. I learned about Jesus and the gospel my whole life, and was blessed to have an amazing family. My Grandmother was Catholic and never liked the fact that we joined a different religion. I had my faith tried many times as a young adult, and even as a mother. There was a time where I did not want to believe anymore. The thing that has held me together, however, is my testimony. It is simple. I know that Jesus is my savior. I know that he came to Earth and shared the Truth with all of us. Through the Bible and Book of Mormon I have learned of His Love and His promises to His People. I know in my heart that He appeared to Joseph Smith and through this prophet, restored the true gospel back to the earth. These truths have held me together through the toughest of times.

How I live my faith

I love to help others in church and in the community. I believe that how we treat others is directly related to how we treat God. I love my savior, so I try to treat His people with love, respect and kindness. Especially important to God, in my opinion, is the "least of these, my brethren". The people that do not have a voice are the ones we need to uplift the most. People with illnesses, who are hurting, who are heartbroken and the special spirits are all people I want to help. My daughter has a severe form of Autism that has stopped her mental development. She does not talk and in many ways is a small child even though she is nearly an adult. She is the type of person that needs everyone in the community to love her. I seek out people like that to help. I have helped out at church in many capacities. I have taught the young children in primary, worked with the teenage girls, helped people in our church library, sang in the choir, directed the singing in various meetings, and taught other woman about the gospel in their homes. I love to help the missionaries, too. I think that faith is active. The best way to believe is to be-a-live.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jenn
You should go to the source of all truth, God himself! Get the answer directly. God hears and answers your sincere prayer. Study and learn what you can about the church. Then pray. It's that easy. The only person you need to take at their word is the Holy Spirit. If you have never experienced the Holy Spirit, then it is like having a burning conviction inside of you. It is a confirmation of Truth and it brings great peace. The Spirit og God whispers Truth directly to your heart and cannot lie. Trust His direction. Show more Show less