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Hi I'm Jennifer

I've lived in South Dakota, Washington, and Arizona. I am now attending college for music education and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a remote town before moving to a large city and then again to a small town. Though these awkward transitions I have continued in my love for music participating in solo & ensemble, regionals, allstate, and other such events. I play piano and violin, but my favorite instrument is my voice by far. When considering what to do for my career, I realized that all I want to is be a mom, but if I had to have a job, why not do what I love? Sing. So my declared major is now music education and I am thrilled to be studying music for the next 4 years!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but never felt pressured to adhere to the standards. Most of my friends think that we have so many "rules" and sometimes i guess it can look like that, but really they are guidelines from our Heavenly Father on how to be happy in life. I am so thankful that I am not addicted to any substances. I am glad that I wear modest clothing that covers me; I know that guys treat me better because of this. I am so grateful that I am a virgin and that I have been raised to believe that my kisses are sacred and should not be handed out like pretzels. Always judge a tree by it's fruits, if the fruits are good than you are involved in a well-meaning organization, if they are not, than get out and find something more fulfilling. This church is so wonderful! I could never say that enough. The self-improvement that I see in the lives all around me as we strive as a group to become the people God wants us to be is inspiring. Happiness radiates throughout our meetings and our lives that there is no way it could be false. I know that this Church is the only true church on the face of the earth today. I know that God has a plan for us and wants us to be happy- I KNOW that this is where he wants me to be and because of that I would never dream of leaving.

How I live my faith

I live my faith not only on Sundays, but in everyday life. I wear modest clothing and hold true to my standards (not drinking, smoking, or partaking of any addictive substances), this way I can be a safe zone for some of my friends who may be struggling with trials of their own. In church I help to plan a night time meeting on the first Sunday of every month. The topics vary based on what I feel everyone needs to hear, but there is usually food because who doesn't love food? I also am a part of the visiting teaching organization -- pretty much all of the women in our church are assigned to a partner and a couple of women to visit monthly in order to encourage fellowship. I am over a couple of these partnerships and report the numbers to the people over me. I am actively involved in the institute/seminary program at my university!

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jennifer
A lot of times we categorize what we don't understand. Many don't understand what Mormon's believe/practice and have therefore labeled us a cult. If you would like to learn more, come and see! There is truth and happiness in store. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jennifer
We are asked in the New Testament to "Love our neighbor," not just those in our own religion. We try and brighten as many lives as we can because everyone is a son or daughter of God and should be loved. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jennifer
In order to respect the bodies that God has given us, we refrain from partaking of anything that could become addictive or is harmful to ourselves. If there is ever a question ask: is it worth losing _______? (substitute what is important to you). As for what we do eat, we are encouraged to eat fruits and vegetables, any grains are fine, wholesome herbs, and sparing amounts of meat. An excess of anything can be bad. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jennifer
God has given us everything we posses and are, all he asks in return is that we give him 10% of it back. This was also practiced in the Old Testament (Malachi 3:8-10). This practice keeps us humble, reminds us to be grateful, and blesses us in countless ways -- of that I can testify. Show more Show less