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Hi I'm Jen

I grew up in the Philippines. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jen. I grew up in a city in Cebu, Philippines. I am the oldest of 4 children, 3 girls and a boy. I love reading and I'm always interested in learning new things. I love trying out some recipes and make my touch out of it. You see, I really really love cooking; it seems like I was born to cook. When I was turning 18, I went away for college at the Brigham Young University- Hawaii to study Psychology. I also took a part-time job in one of the restaurants in the Polynesian Cultural Center. I loved everything about, Hawaii. The beaches, food, fun, really nice people, friends, and most especially the things I've leaned which I believe I would never have learned elsewhere. After two years, I decided to move back home and do another major. I chose to major in Communication, Corporate track. But after a year in my new school, a desire to serve a full-time mission just burnt in my bosom. Right there and then, I started my application. It took me a week to complete my application. I was so excited as I waited for my mission call to arrive. But almost a month before I received my call, my younger sister opened her own mission call. She's called to serve in the Utah Provo Mission. Seeing her all excited made me extra stoked to receive mine. Not too long, time came I had to open mine. As of today, 24 July 2013, I have 37 days left until I report to MTC. I'm called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines Baguio Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. My parents met in church while they were in their youth. My parents raised me and my siblings in the Gospel. They brought us to church every Sunday. They taught us all they can so we would know and recognize our Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. They taught us that our goal as a family is to go back to Their presence and live with Them for eternity. They taught us to keep His commandments and read the Book of Mormon. They taught us to pray and talk with our Father in Heaven for He listens to my sincere prayers and answers them. When I was 8 years old, I was baptized because I knew and believed, even at a young age, that all that my parents and my teachers in church taught was true and nothing else because I felt the Spirit testify of these truths unto me. I am 20 years old now, going on 21 this year. The Spirit that I have felt when I was 8 is still the Spirit I feel every second of life-- comforting me, teaching me, testifying of the truth to me, showing me what's right, guiding me, and protecting me-- all throughout these years. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God. It teaches nothing but the truth. I know and I believe that God lives and He loves all His children on earth, both living and dead. I know that because of His immeasurable love for us, He sent His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to suffer Himself to save all the world from the just consequences of sin. Christ atoned for our sins because He loves us and because He is merciful. Also a great evidence of God's love for us is the Restoration of the fullness of the Gospel through a prophet called Joseph Smith. The prophet was made an instrument to bring the truth back to the world. I know that the Book of Mormon is the truest and most accurate book upon the face of the earth. It complements and supplements the truthfulness of the Bible. I am happy because the gospel has blessed my life. I am Mormon because I love my God.

How I live my faith

I am currently the president for the Young Women in my ward. I take turns with my counselors to teach the young women in the church. We teach them the fullness and truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to become better daughters of God and to their parents. We teach them as they could prepare themselves for motherhood and help their future husbands raise a gospel-cultured family. I love the young women. My only desire for them is to follow the example of Jesus Christ and go back with their families to the presence of God and live with Him someday. As they say, the teachers are the first learners. It's certainly true. I study the scriptures a lot and try my hardest to follow Christ and keep His commandments.