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Hi I'm Jamie

I am from Maine. I love the outdoors. I work with preschool-aged children with autism. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small rural town in Maine (there were 50 people in my graduating class if that gives you a better idea of what I mean by small). I graduated with a BS in psychology. I am currently using my degree to work with preschool-aged children at a therapeutic preschool to help children with autism learn skills to function in a typically-developed classroom. I love working with these kids. I have grown to understand what the statement a child of God really means working with these kids. They have very special spirits and help me to learn how to become the best version of myself. It can be tiring at times to work with a kid who bites, kicks, punches, screams in your face, but it is all worth it in the end to see that kid say their "first words", give eye contact or even just smile at you. I work with these kids because I believe in them. I believe in their abilities to thrive and become something more! I see the possibilities every time I go to work. This is what keeps me motivated to go to work everyday. I believe the same is true with our Father in Heaven. Even after all the fighting we do against Him (the spiritual biting, punching, "kicking against the pricks" as Paul would say) he sees the potential within us. He sees the possibilities everyday that's why He works every moment of every day to help us return to live with Him. He is trying to get us to see that potential within ourselves like I am doing with the kids I work with.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in absolute truth. No matter what others may think it does not determine or change that truth. Truth is eternal it cannot be changed by beliefs or political correctness or by public vote. I believe that God is the father of our Spirits and that there is an eternal plan of happiness He has created for us. I know that we can talk to God through prayer because I have tried the experiment to find out this truth. I have felt His presence in my life so strongly that it is undeniable. I also know that the Book of Mormon is true because I have read that book multiple times and every time I have a question of its validity I ask God and sure enough I will read a passage in the Book of Mormon that answers the exact question I had. I also feel the same presence when I read the Book of Mormon as I do when I pray-the peaceful reassurance that this is true and right. I am a Mormon because I believe that knowledge is God's endowment to us. I believe in the promise in James 1:5 "if any of you lack wisdom let Him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally and it shall be given Him." I lack a lot of wisdom and when I pray with a sincere heart and real intent, meaning I intend to act on the knowledge God gives me, He never falls through. He has helped me to learn his mysteries and I continue to learn because there is no end to knowledge especially God's knowledge. The windows of heaven are open to those who ask, seek, and knock. Most importantly I am a Mormon because I have made promises to my Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ to live my life to honor them to the very end. I am here to become like my Heavenly Father and His Son because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I will not give up and I will not surrender. God's way is happiness.

How I live my faith

I teach youth Sunday School every Sunday. I love my class of all girls. I hope to help them understand their potential as daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves them and wants them all to have their happy endings. I just came back from an 18-month mission in Denver, Colorado. I loved the diversity of culture in Colorado. There I met people from all walks of life. They all had a common goal to find happiness. As a missionary, I tried to teach people that living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is what brings lasting happiness. I have found that in my own life. By being obedient to God's commandments we are happy. God's commandments are his secrets for happiness, but they are not much of a secret because He has revealed them all to us. We just need to try the experiment in living His commandments. I try to live His commandments the best I can and try to be an example to others at work, at home, and at church and when I mess up I repent and try again and again. As many times as it takes. I am who I am and being a Mormon is who I am. My religion is who I am. I do not separate it from the rest of my life. I try my best to live all the time what I am taught. To stand for truth at all times, and in all places, and in all things.

Are Mormons Christians?

We bear Christ's name in the official name of the church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We also make covenants with our Savior Jesus Christ as we believe that He is the Son of God and the only way to return to live with God again is through Jesus Christ. We follow Christ's teachings as outlined in the Bible as well as in the Book of Mormon which is another witness that Christ is the living Messiah and Savior of the world. Show more Show less