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Hi I'm Jenny Wonnacott

I am a student. I am a teacher. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Southern California called Ridgecrest with my Mom, Dad, and nine siblings. I am the sixth child of ten. Ever since I was little I always loved to read and write. I love working on little projects, like a cross-stitch, a latch-hook rug, or sometimes even a coloring page. At home I spent most days attending classes, doing my homework, and spending time with friends and family, usually either playing games, like kick-the-can or card games, or watching something on Netflix. I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Virginia Charleston Mission! Yay! I love every day I get to serve. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I used to say I was LDS because that is how I grew up, but now I know better. I don't just belong to the church because I was born in it. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know it is true. The scriptures teach us that we can know whether something is good or not by it's fruit. I have seen the fruits of living the gospel and know that as I continue to do my best, I will be blessed with joy and a closeness with my Father in heaven and my family on earth. I can be my very best. I can strive to be Christ-like. It is who I am. I know I am a Child of God. I will do what I can to be like him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live a Christ-like life. I believe in treating others kindly and following the "golden rule." I am certainly not perfect at it, but I do my best. I attend church every week on Sunday and at home I taught a class of nine three-year olds (what we call "sunbeams") with one other co-teacher. They were definitely a challenge, but at the same time, they are definitely a little ray of light (hence the name "sunbeams") in our sometimes dark world. What sweet kids! Beside regular church meeting I also attended a class every Tuesday night for an hour and a half to study the scriptures with some other Young Adults my age. The most important things I do are the little every day things like reading my scriptures, helping my little sister do her homework, praying, working hard, and loving the people around me.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Jenny Wonnacott
The temple is sacred, not secret. I'll admit it seems weird and brings up questions like, "Are Mormons a cult? If not, why is it so secretive?" The fact is, there is little that happens in the temple that can't be learned outside of it. Here are 3 things that happen in the temple: Baptism for the Dead: Christ teaches that we all must be baptized to enter the kingdom of God, and as God is a just God, an opportunity must be given to everyone to receive the ordinance of baptism. So we perform ordinances for the dead in the Temple by proxy. So if i am going to do baptisms for the dead, I will enter the font and be baptized in behalf of "so-n-so" who is dead. It may sound weird, but it makes sense that our Father would want all to have a chance to be baptized. Endowment session: this is another ordinance, much like baptism, in which we make promises to God and he makes promises to us. So if I am going to the temple for an endowment session, I go there to do some learning about God's plan for us and to make sacred covenants with him. None of the covenants is anything that we aren't already taught to do in the gospel of Christ, it is just a stronger covenant with promised blessings in return. Sealings: another ordinance. It is the sealing of a family for time and all eternity. I have not attended one yet, but I am sealed to my family and feel blessed to be able to be with them forever. The temple is not secret, just sacred. Feel free to ask members questions, we don't mind. Show more Show less