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Hi I'm Jenifer

I grew up on a hobby farm. I trained my own horse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love animals. As long as I can remember I always wanted a puppy. After a long, wait I finally got my wish and now I enjoy taking care of a much older version of that puppy. I was first put on a horse when I was three months old, so I can now say I have been riding since before I could walk. The horse I have now is my pride and joy. I have ridden her as she ran over forty miles an hour. I recently graduated from a two year college in Utah with my associates degree and I have plans to continue but I am not yet certain in which direction.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel with all of my heart. I am a seventh generation Mormon so this is really all I know. That however, doesn't mean I've never doubted; every once in a while I begin to wonder if this really is the only true church. When this happens I will go back to the Book of Mormon, re-read the stories and lessons taught, then I again will pray for a reassurance that this is true. Now, I can say with conviction that I know this work is of God. The Book of Mormon is an ancient record left by a people who lived on the American continent thousands of years ago. Joseph Smith was indeed visited by our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. There, he received council and truth from the Savior of the world. The temples on the earth are sacred places where God, Himself dwells and where families are bound together for all eternity. If we remain faithful to the covenants we made at baptism and at the temple we will be able to return to live with our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I know that They love me and will do anything for me that will benefit me most. As I grow closer to them I feel a greater love for those around me and a greater desire to serve them as my Savior would. I hope that on my mission coming up that I will be able to communicate those feelings of love to those I teach. In that way perhaps I will be able to bring the same joy I feel into their lives. And together we will be saved in the Kingdom of God

How I live my faith

Church for me is much more than a Sunday thing. My faith affects the way I think and feel and my general attitude toward the future. Because I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and that He knows me, I know that I can pray to Him and He will answer. I have confidence in the future knowing that everything will work out for the best and that the hard things I go through are for my good. I live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ as well as I can by serving those around me and making sure they know I care.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jenifer
We have a strong belief that God loves all of His children. Because we know this we are also sure that He wouldn't leave us without communicating with us. Personal revelation is a very real and effective way our Father in Heaven speaks with us. The other way is through a man called by God as His mouthpiece. Throughout history there have been prophets on the earth to show us the direction we need. Just like Moses didn't need to know how to build a boat, and Noah didn't need to know how to lead a nation, we have different needs and concerns than what was revealed in the past. Those revelations are still relevant, but God knows that we need specific guidance for challenges today. By following the counsel of a living prophet we can receive greater peace in our individual lives and increased strength in our families. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Jenifer
The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. This is the same power that Jesus Christ used when he was on the earth. It was by the authority of God that Jesus healed the sick, calmed the waves and fed the thousands. After the Savior's crucifixion and the subsequent deaths of the apostles, that authority was lost from the earth. This period in time is called the apostasy. Hundreds of years later the same authority was restored through Joseph Smith. Today all male members of the church have the opportunity to receive the priesthood and act in with the authority of God. With that responsibility God expects us to keep all of his commandments including the 10 commandments as well as additional guidelines reveled through modern prophets. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jenifer
Serving a mission is not a requirement for members of the church although I have grown so much on my mission I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. In serving a mission I have learned to recognize and rely more on the Holy Ghost. Over the course of my mission I have seen as specific prayers have been answered and received additional strength to keep moving forward beyond what I could do. Serving wasn't something I felt obligated to do as a member of the church but what I have gained personally are things I couldn't have gained any other way. Missionary work was also something the Savior strongly emphasized during his life. In Matthew 28:19 He instructed his disciples to "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations." By doing so we are able to help others come closer to Christ and help them see the love their savior has for them. I and very glad to be a part of this work to watch as children of our Father in Heaven grow closer to Him. Show more Show less