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Hi I'm Jenna

I am a wife. I am a mother of 6. I am a daughter of God. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was in the Army for 5 years. I enjoy running, sewing, and drawing. I wrote a children's book and had it published. I went to a couple of semesters of college, but had to pause so I could be home with my kids. I went back to school to learn how to be a Foot Zone Practitioner, which is a form of Reflexology, and I love helping my family and others feel better.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where we went to Church every week, but as soon as we got home, life was anything but religious. Physical and emotional abuse was the norm. The feelings of loneliness and despair followed me through my teenage years and I turned away from the Gospel. I felt that God didn't hear me or love me. I joined the Army after High School to rebel, but God was still guiding me, even though I didn't know it. Through many self-destructive circumstances, I became pregnant by a man who didn't care for me at all. It was in this lowest point in my life that I began searching my memory for a shred of peace. I remembered that I had once felt this peace in my life: when I was at Church. After giving birth to my daughter, and looking into her beautiful eyes, I knew I wanted to raise her in the Gospel. After several painful months of repentance, I was finally clean again! I was finally ready to meet the man who would love and respect me for the daughter of God that I was. He adopted my daughter and we were sealed together in the Temple for time and all eternity. We have brought 5 more children into this world and although life is far from easy, I finally have true peace. I know that God hears me and He loves me dearly. He has always been watching over me. I know He allowed these bad things to happen to me because they taught me compassion, forgiveness, and patience. The Lord also wanted me to be the one who would break the chain of abuse for my posterity! What a humbling and amazing thought that the Lord knew I would be strong enough for this, as long as I allow Him to help me! I know the mistakes I make can be erased though my Savior's atonement, and I can find peace. I am immensely grateful for my life, and that the Lord is guiding me in it!

How I live my faith

I have held several callings in the Church. I have taught the little children - they are angels! I have been in charge of the bulletin and announcements. I organized and put on the Halloween party for a couple of years, which for me it helped bring everyone to the fun, regardless of their faith. One job I greatly enjoyed was when I taught Sunday School with the adults in my ward. It was always fun to teach all these people who have all had different experiences in their lives - to learn their view on Gospel topics always made me feel like I was the pupil and not the teacher. I have helped lead and teach the young women in my ward. I tried daily to help them discover who they are because I feel that theirs is the age when they decide who they are going to be for the rest of their lives. Women and girls, especially, I believe need to feel loved and accepted and important and beautiful, no matter what their background is or what they wear or what they look like. I have organized the Christmas party, which was a large task, but with the help of amazing people, it was a wonderful night! I am now the Webelos leader in Scouts! These awesome boys teach me so much and it is so fun to see them grow up and learn how to be self-sufficient, and also helpful to everyone around them!