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Hi I'm Jennifer

I was born in Wurzburg, Germany as a military brat. I do everything outdoors as much as I can. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to have fun! Growing up I've always been an outdoors girl. Hunting trips with my grandpa, fishing with my siblings and best friends, horseback riding, hiking/backpacking, whitewater rafting, sports, dance, I love it all! I like to hang out with my closest friends but family time trumps just about anything. My best friend is my brother and if it weren't for him, I'd probably go crazy. I plan on attending BYU-I when I return from my mission in 2015 and majoring in Childhood Development, but I guess we'll see where this crazy ride takes me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In my youth, I had a small testimony, but mainly leaned on the testimony of my parents and family. I didn't know anything different, so it was easy to accept that this was just the way things were. But as I got older, I was faced with more choices and questions, and though I knew everything about the church, I wanted to KNOW that it was the truth. Through scripture study and a ton of prayer, I began to recognize the spirit, and realize when I was without it. I saw blessings from living the gospel, and heartache when I ignored guidance given by our leaders and Heavenly Father. It was no longer a question of whether I believed or not; it became a need. Do I want to be happy or not? There is nothing like knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me. That He hears my prayers and answers them. A huge part, pertaining only to Mormons, is the family aspect. I can be sealed to my family, my husband, and my children for time and all eternity, "not just til death do us part." There is nothing that the church asks that doesn't reap happiness and blessings. Once you discover it, you find that you can't live without it.

How I live my faith

One virtue that the Church emphasizes is charity, and that's one that has always stuck out to me. I love serving my sisters, my friends, and my family. Some of the best experiences I've had were when I was volunteering. For example, I used to volunteer some of my time to a Therapeutic Horse Ranch working with disabled kids and adults, mainly dealing with autism and other ailments. One day I was working with this beautiful little girl, helping her do "gymnastics" while riding atop a horse. Her smile and spirit made the time go by so fast. Her mom then came over to me, holding a baby, and thanked me because if I hadn't been there she would have had to go through the exercises with her daughter whilst taking care of an infant, and leading a two ton horse. “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17)