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Hi I'm Jill

I've lived in Utah my whole life, and I love it! I love to write poetry. I'm 19 years old. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19 years old, and I'm leaving on a mission in September to the Hamilton New Zealand mission for 18 months, and I'm so excited! I love being with my family and those who are close to me. I'm the middle child of 7 children, and I love it. I enjoy camping with my family, playing games, working in the garden, and making good food. I love the mountains and how beautiful they are. I went to College for a year, and plan on graduating after my mission. I love playing the piano, singing, and expressing my thoughts through writing, especially poetry. I enjoy teaching insights I've learned and learning from others. I love helping others be happy and feel good about themselves. I enjoy mastering challenging tasks. And I love the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know it is the true church. It brings me so much joy and peace in my life, and I cannot deny the strength, love and guidance I have received from it. I was born into the church, so I've always known that it is true; however I have discovered for myself by the power of the Holy Ghost that this is the true church. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and that everything in it and the Bible point to Christ and testify of His love. I know Joseph Smith was called of God, and that through him the Lord's church has been restored again on the earth. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the the power of God. I choose to be a Mormon because I have experienced the blessings which come from the gospel, and I know they are real. I have put the promises from the scriptures and the prophets to the test, and I have found that they are true, and that the Lord cannot lie, for He is ever the same and will never fail us. I know my Heavenly Father loves me, and that He loves everyone more than we can imagine. I know He wants the best for us, and that by following Him everything will work out for the better. He is a forgiving Father, and will help us get back up when we fall. I know this because He has done it for me. I cannot deny what I have experienced and felt. I know this is the true church of Jesus Christ, and I would be completely lost if I didn't follow Him.

How I live my faith

I attend my church meetings every week, and I worked as a nursery leader for a year. I loved playing with the little kids there. They were so funny and cute, and it made me so happy to be with them every Sunday. I also served as the class president for the 16-18 year old young woman in my ward. I was able to participate in planning activities for the youth to feel more loved and strengthen their faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I find that by serving others and helping them feel loved, helps me feel joy and more love for them, my family and my Heavenly Father. I feel closer to my Heavenly Father when I read the scriptures and pray sincerely daily; I feel His love and guidance so much more when I do so.