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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a sister. I'm a friend. I'm a writer. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in the Fort Worth Texas Mission- Speaking the beautiful language of Spanish! And it is truly the best mission -and experience- in the World! I come from a large family, whom I love dearly. I am the fourth child out of eight children. I have two older sisters who are married , and each have two children, an older brother who just returned from a mission, me, then three younger brothers and a younger sister. The last three children are adopted, and I love them dearly. I love to write poetry and stories. It helps me relax from a hard day. I love being goofy, especially with my family and friends. I love taking pictures, because I love noticing an capturing the beauty of God's creations. I love listening to music, especially while working out. I love to run! I love being creative, and expanding my mind beyond what any other person would- either it be writing or creating something with my hands.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't think I ever doubted that this church was true... I think I have always known the church was true, but with that being said, there was definitely a time when I found my own testimony in this gospel. I did all the routine things, go to church, go to mutual, go to seminary. High School was hard for me and many things that happened made my faith falter. There was a time that I just didn't want to go to church because of some of the people I knew who weren't doing the right things, were there. But one day my dad, when I was really struggling, put his arm around me and said, "Jamie, I know you have been going through a rough time, but when it comes to going to church, you need to go for YOU. You're not going for me or your mother. You're not going for your friends or leaders. You're going for you and your relationship with your Heavenly Father." That day I found myself on my knees praying for strength. Since then I have been making an effort to have a relationship with my Father in Heaven. I have learned for myself that this church is true. I have learned that President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet called of God that directs the church today. I have learned that the Book of Mormon is another testament or Jesus Christ. I am a daughter of God. I know these things because I turned to Him when I was struggling, when I needed Him most, and I know that I will always have to rely on Him and He taught me and continues teaching me more than I could have ever imagined.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am serving a mission, and I get the divine opportunity to serve people daily and live my faith by being an example. I get to work with many different people and I get to teach people what we believe daily, and fixing misconceptions people have of the Latter Day Saint religion. I get to expand my testimony of our Savior and his atonement, and help others attain and retain that testimony themselves. I get to be the light, and example of Jesus Christ, to those who need it. I have been given many opportunities to serve not only the Lord in my callings, but in my community, such as "Rake Up Boise", and cleaning windows/houses for those who can't necessarily do it for themselves. This church is amazing with coming up with simple ways to serve our community. I have worked in many callings, such as in Young Women class presidencies. I have worked with the Stake Presidency on the Youth Stake Council, where I planned dances for the youth, and wrote a talk and spoke to the youth. In these roles, I felt like I could be a leader to those youth who were struggling, and not just lead them, but become their friend. I have made many friends through serving the Lord and my community. I live my faith by having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his atonement, repenting daily, and enduring to the end. I read my scriptures and go to church and pray so that I can have a relationship with my Father in Heaven. I love this Gospel, so I live it to the best of my ability.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

The answer to that is simply no. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is centered around Jesus Christ and becoming more like Him. He helped and served people in many ways and so must we. We are to be examples and to be representatives in all times, in all things, and in all places, especially in serving others. One thing that I love about our church, is that we focus a lot on service and serving "those hands that hang down" no matter what race, religion, or culture. Show more Show less