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Hi I'm Jen

I am a mother of 2 fantastic kids and a wife to a loving husband. I do speech therapy with young children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a crafter. I'm fluent in American Sign Language. I play the flute. I LOVE to teach. I joined the Church when I was 21.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church twice a year - on Easter and Christmas. In high school, I attended more regularly at a nondenominational church. Looking back, I appreciate that time because I think that's where I discovered that I didn't have to believe everything I hear. I told myself that I could believe just the parts I "felt good" about. Once I went off to college, I was missing church. I told a friend of mine that I worked with that I was looking for a church to go to. She invited me to go to church with her and her husband. The next Sunday, I met up with them at their apartment to drive along. As I was sitting in the front room waiting for them, I called back to them "So, which church are we going to?" My friend replied, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." "I've never heard of that church," I continued. "You've never heard of the Mormons?" The Mormons! Good thing they were not in the same room to see the look on my face! I instantly reminded myself that I only have to agree or believe what I want to believe. I attended a Sunday School class for new members and/or people investigating the church. The lesson that day was "The Plan of Salvation." It was like puzzle pieces falling into place. Everything being taught just made sense to me. I remember leaning over to my friend and saying, "That's not so crazy." A short while later, I was meeting with the missionaries. I read the Book of Mormon-or at least some key parts that my friends and the missionaries shared with me. The missionaries asked me if I would pray to know if I was learning was true. I didn't feel like I needed to--because I could just "feel" it! I knew it was true. Of course, I prayed to make sure that what I was feeling was what I thought it was--It is true. The things I learned and read about were teaching me about the kind of person I wanted to be. I'm happy to say that I'm a Mormon. I'm happy that I've learned that we have a loving Father in Heaven and that He, indeed, has a plan for us.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day through my attitude and interactions with others. I so much want to do good. I want to be like my Savior, Jesus Christ. What a perfect and beautiful example He has set. I've had many opportunities for service in the Church. I've worked with our young children and our youth. Currently, I am teaching the adults. It's a bit intimidating to teach other adults- whom I'm sure know more than I do- But, I love preparing lessons and sharing things that I've learned. My favorite part of teaching is being able to share my testimony each time I teach.