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Hi I'm Jacqueline

I'm a college student and an avid taco lover; I adore my family and watching the sun set, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying early childhood education at Brigham Young University and loving every second of my crazy life. I have four wonderful, sometimes smelly and always over-protective brothers, two awesome sister-in-laws, and the greatest mom and dad ever. My parents have taught me to work hard and serve selflessly and I am forever grateful for their example to me. I love being around children and spending time outside, whether in the mountains or on the lake or just sitting on my front porch. I believe in being obsessively grateful and unconditionally loving. More than anything else, I want to be a wife and a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

My great-great grandparents were Mormon, my great grandparents were Mormon, my grandparents are, and so are my parents, but there came a time for me that knowing that they knew the church was true wasn't enough. I started out simply, praying to find something I'd lost, testing my parent's faith. And I wasn't disappointed. God is really there and if he hears and answers our prayers. He cares enough to help us find a sock as we're dashing out the door and He cares enough to comfort us as we face the loss of a loved one. After I knew our Heavenly Father loved me and listened when I asked, I decided to read The Book of Mormon. I needed lots of help with the 'thee's and 'thou's, because as an eleven year old I was no where near ready to get everything out of it that the adults around me had. I plowed through it though, and when I was finished, my dad challenged me to pray and find out if the book was true. Since Heavenly Father hadn't lied to me yet, I did. Since then I've re-read the book quite and bit, and even though the 'thee's and 'thou's are still a little confusing, every time I kneel down and sincerely ask my Father in Heaven if The Book of Mormon is true, I get the same answer, more of a feeling really: this incredible sense of peace and belonging and everything makes sense. That's why I live the way I do. I believe that this is Christ's true church, and I love every bit of it.

How I live my faith

I grew up in a place where I was one of only a handful of members of my church. I don't think a day went by in high school without someone asking me about what I believe or why I live my life the way I do. Answering questions about my faith was (and still is) the highlight of my day. I love what I believe more than anything and sharing those precious truths with the people I care about brings me so much joy. I keep my standards and act like a 'Mormon' everyday, not just on Sundays. This means I dress modestly, I don't drink coffee (no matter how over-committed and under-caffeinated I might become), I tell the truth and follow the rules, I strive to be kind and loving to those I interact with, and above all else, I try to be like my Savior, Jesus Christ.