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Hi I'm Natali Jensen

I grew up in a small town in South Carolina. I played volleyball for seven years. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Utah and raised in the great state of South Carolina where I learned to love warm weather, the beach, fried foods, biscuits, and volleyball. In high school I played volleyball and my junior year I started on the team that took second in the State Championship. After a successful senior year of volleyball I had a couple of scholarship offers to play in college, but I chose not to play and go to school in Utah at Brigham Young University instead. It is a good thing I did because if I had signed a scholarship I wouldn't have the opportunity to serve a mission in Australia. Not only do I love to play volleyball, but I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, writing, reading, attending plays, party planning, and traveling. As I grow up my desire is to do whatever the Lord wants. Throughout my life I have had dreams and they were not in accordance to God's plan for me. My Heavenly Father has led me through the Holy Ghost to be where I am today and I trust that He will continue to direct my life as long as I am willing to submit to his will. While at times it is frustrating to put my dreams on hold to do the Lord's will, I know that in the end He can see the bigger picture and what will be best for me. I love my two older brothers and my younger sister along with my amazing parents.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons, but mainly because it brings a sense of solidarity to my life. There have been times when I thought the gospel was holding me back, but I soon came to realization that Jesus Christ's restored gospel could never do that, and that by not following in His footsteps I was holding myself back. While some people may look at all the Mormons are required to do and think it is too much, I know that each and every commandment is from our Heavenly Father, who loves us more than we can comprehend. Heavenly Father would not ask us to do anything that is pointless. Everything I do in my life, from not drinking, to going to church every Sunday, keeps me happy and brings peace to my life. I testify that the Lord is there for each and every one of us. When we make mistakes, the Lord is there to forgive us. When we feel alone in this big world, the Lord is there to be our comforter and friend. There have been difficult times in my life when I have just prayed for comfort from Heavenly Father, and he has given me love and peace in my darkest hours. I love this gospel and without it I would be lost.

How I live my faith

As a youth I was on a committee that organized youth trips and dances for an area that covered ten wards (churches). In college I was in charge of organizing my ward's parties throughout the year. I also have learned to love serving others through activities that church leaders have organized and through planning these activities.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Natali Jensen
Getting to know your Father in Heaven is important because He loves you and wants you to talk to him, just as most earthly fathers would want to. I didn't get to know my Heavenly Father really well until my sophomore year in high school. I was struggling with making friends and was feeling very alone at the time. One night, instead of my usual short prayer, I opened up to Heavenly Father and poured out my heart. I told Him all about my desire for a best friend, and I told him about my struggles with volleyball. The very next day I was asked to spend the night at a girl's house who was in my math class. We became best friends. I thanked my Heavenly Father through prayer and have kept that open line of communication with him ever since. The best way to get to know Heavenly Father is to let Him get to know you. Show more Show less