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Hi I'm Sister Jackman

I'm from Oregon. I love frozen yogurt. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for the church in the Michigan Lansing Mission as I wait for my visa to serve in the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission in Brazil! I am happy wherever the Lord sends me because I know that His children are EVERYWHERE waiting to find the truth, and I can't wait to find them! Before I came out I was a student at Brigham Young University who is somewhere between being an English Major and a Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic Major. My biggest dream in life is to have the opportunity to be a teacher in the Middle East, namely in Pakistan or Afghanistan. I love to do anything that takes my breath away. So that can range anywhere between just having a good laugh with family and friends to riding crazy roller coasters or climbing to incredible mountain heights. I just love finding the little things that make life worth living. My family and friends mean the world to me. I definitely would not be here without them! Always remember to JUST KEEP SWIMMING! :)

Why I am a Mormon

When I was little, I wished that I had been a convert to the church so that I could have one of those amazing moments when you just know it's all true and then I would have an awesome story to tell everyone when I stood up to bear my testimony. But as I've gotten older, I've realized that I do have my own conversion story. Yeah, it may not be as cool as Paul on the road to Damascus, but I definitely love my story. My story contains bits and pieces of testimony that have grown from different experiences throughout my life. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith really saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ because a missionary inspired me memorize a passage when I was young. I have a testimony of the importance of paying tithing because of an experience that my parents had and later an experience that I witnessed while living on my own in at college. I have a testimony that my Heavenly Father knows me personally. I know that He loves me and has a plan specifically for me. I know these things from seeing His hands work wonders in my life, especially after exercising faith and praying from the very fibers of my heart. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer and that He lives. And that His Atonement was for me because I have felt His forgiveness and love by the power of the Holy Ghost. I know that the Holy Ghost comforts me, guides me, and protects me. I know that the scriptures provide me with so much guidance that I need to have in my life, and that they provide me with endless opportunities of personal revelation. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly a book given from God, written by real prophets of old who truly saw and did as they testify. I know that this book could only be possible through God using these prophets and Joseph Smith as instruments in His hands, and that He still uses prophets, seers, and revelators today. I know these things because of the experiences I've had. They all make up who I am today.

How I live my faith

I think that the best way anyone could live their faith is by simply loving and serving wherever they can, both among members and non-members. I like to be active in community service projects and in my high school I was part of the student body leadership. I've loved my service inside the church a lot! I love voluntarily teaching classes, giving talks, and bearing my testimony. I live my faith by striving to always do the right thing. I live what I believe by not using foul language, setting Sundays aside for church and furthering my personal spiritual growth, and attending the temple as often as I can. I think that it all comes down to striving to be the best person that I can be as I know that I am a Child of God and treating others as they are too. One thing I love to do the most is give a friendly smile to anyone around me. Even if it doesn't make a difference, I hope I can brighten someone's day. I can't wait to live my faith further as I go on an 18 month mission in Brazil!

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Sister Jackman
The Mormon church believes in Jesus Christ. We are Christians. So we also believe that Jesus Christ was the perfect example for how we should live our lives. Because Jesus Christ loves all of God's children and served them while He was on earth, we too believe strongly in loving others and serving them. That is why the church has a welfare system so that we can care for and serve the people who need it. However, we also encourage the people that we help to work when they are able to so that we can help them on their way to self-reliance, thus blessing their lives in a way that they can eventually bless others. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Sister Jackman
Many people think that we are not Christians due to the nickname we've been given: "Mormons". However, WE ARE! We believe firmly in Jesus Christ and in His divine role as Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. Jesus Christ and His teachings are central to all of our doctrine, and we do nothing save it is through the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the head of our church and it is only through our faith in Him that we can be saved. When people hear this, many ask why we believe in the Book of Mormon? Well, we believe in the Book of Mormon because it is another Testament of Jesus Christ. Just as the Bible testifies of the Divinity of Christ and His Atonement, the Book of Mormon does as well. So we use both the Bible and the Book of Mormon together to help us understand Christ and His gospel. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. Without Him, we would have no true knowedge of His gospel, and we would have no hope of returning to live with our Heavenly Father after this life. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes in Christ and testifies of Christ and His gospel. Show more Show less