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Hi I'm Jen

I am the youngest of five. I have 12 nieces and nephews with more on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an area where there where Mormons were not very abundant, but I loved. All of my friends growing up were of other faiths and I learned how respect different beliefs and stand up for my own. None of my friends growing up have joined the church, but I like to believe that they will never forget it or their token Mormon friend. Growing up my life included soccer practice, plays, vocal recitals, and Young Women's(youth group) every Wednesday night. My days were full, but all those activities helped me get into BYU! Being in college has been rough and tumble some weeks, but I have grown in mind, heart and testimonies. Now I am proud to say that I will be taking a year and half break from school to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church so at first I was a Mormon because my family was. I had a spoon fed testimony for a while. Then I turned 8 and I made the choice to be baptized. This was my first step in being converted to my own religion. The next step came just one month later when my Dad passed away. I couldn't imagine why or how this could happen to me at first. But I quickly turned to my church and was reminded that God never gives us more than we are able to overcome, though it may be hard to do, and that my family is forever. I am a Mormon because being apart of this church has given me eternal blessings that will protect and comfort me beyond this earthly sphere. Being a Mormon has allowed me to be able to see my dad again in the kingdom of God. With that knowledge and blessing I cannot imagine being anything, but a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The best way for me to live my faith is by being active in my church callings or assignments. I know that when I am doing all I can in my calling I am growing and becoming a better everyday example for those around me. Of all the callings I have had my favorites have been the ones where I get to teach Sunday School. Teaching is scary, believe me, but it is so rewarding when I learn as I go. Every time I teach I gain understanding from the people I am teaching. As our testimonies intermingle and combine their is a special feeling that can not be denied as the spirit of the Lord. I live my faith by teaching and allowing myself to be taught.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Absolutely we do! You may notice that in the first pages of the Book of Mormon it calls itself another testament of Jesus Christ. That is because the bible is the first. The bible holds beautiful testimonies and historical accounts that testify and witness of God and Jesus Christ. God chose men to record their various experiences in the Bible so that they can be for all our benefit in remembering the Lord our God and all he does for His children. Back in high school I attended a sort of extra Sunday School class every morning called Seminary. Each year we took on a different portion of scripture to study and gain testimony of. Being Mormon, naturally we covered the Book of Mormon and then the Doctrine and Covenants the following year. The last two years however were devoted to the Old and New Testaments. Through this study I was taught how all these books of scripture make one another true and how each is important for my growth in this life. Show more Show less