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Hi I'm Jacque

I am from Idaho. I am an aerobics instructor and a student. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a college student at Brigham Young Universtiy - Idaho. My major is Exercise Physiology, with a minor in Health Science. I am an aerobics instructor and want to become a Physical Therapist. I am the youngest of 5 children, and have 9 awesome nieces and nephews. I love being outdoors and active. I love tennis, volleyball, hiking, rock climbing, 4 wheeling, skiing, snorkeling, swimming, and anything else that is just fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think that for a while I believed the church was true because my family did, and I didn't know of any other life styles. As I became a teenager, however, I started to gain a testimony for myself that the gospel is true. I have read the Book of Mormon a number of times and have come to know how precious and true of a book it is. It has been a guideline in my life and has brought so much happiness to me. I know that God lives and loves each one of us, His children, more than I can even imagine. He wants us all to come home and live with Him again. I know that Jesus Christ atoned and died for our sins. He felt every single pain and trial that we will face, and made it possible for us to repent of our sins and be forgiven. Through Christ's atonement, we are able to live with our families forever. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. He was a confused boy at the age of 14, and sincerely prayed to God to find out which church to join. God the Father and Jesus Christ did appear to Joseph Smith, and Joseph became an instrument of God to restore the church and to translate the Book of Mormon. I know that the teachings in the Book of Mormon are true. I know that these teachings are a guideline for us, and the doctrines and principles found in it leads us to happiness and true joy. I know God answers our prayers. He is listening and loves each of us so much. If we pray about whether the gospel and the Book of Mormon are true, with faith and a sincere heart, He will manifest the truth of it to us.

How I live my faith

I have callings in my church that allow me to serve others and grow closer to the Lord. One of my callings is to be a visiting teacher. I love visiting teaching. I get to go to 2 women's house at least once a month, give them a brief spiritual lesson, and then just talk about what is going on in their lives and gain a friendship with them. Through visiting teaching I have had amazing opportunities to serve and to build friendships that last a very long time. I also live my faith through little things every day. All of us have trials. It is important to have faith and trust in the Lord through these trials, and to see the beauty and blessings that God gives to us every day. I live my faith by searching for and thanking God for these blessings that I find daily.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Jacque
Faith is more than merely believing something is true. Faith takes action. I once heard a story about a daredevil visiting a town. He was approaching a tight wire over a high ledge and asked the audience, "who thinks that I can walk across this?" The audience all cheered him on and encouraged him. He then asked, "who thinks I can do this while pushing this wheelbarrow?" Again, they all cheered him on and said he could do it. He then asked one of the enthusiastic men if he would get into the wheelbarrow as he pushed it across. As you can imagine, the man was suddenly a lot less confident about the matter. Faith requires us to obey God's commandments and to show Him through our actions that we believe He is real. If we do all we can to serve others and to strengthen our relationship with the Lord, our faith will strengthen and we will gain greater testimonies of the gospel. Show more Show less