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Hi I'm Jensen

Youngest of 5, a poet, and a missionary. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in the Sacramento area, and I grew up as the youngest of 5 children. My interests growing up varied quite a bit. I played Soccer for a few years, Baseball for one year, and I've been Golfing quite a few times. I've always found more enjoyment in playing sports rather than watching them. I'm kind of a quiet individual, so I wasn't always a popular kid. Though, I made friends with everyone I've met. Close personal friendships have always had much more value to me, in comparison to having more friends. I love to think. I enjoy anything that stretches my understanding, and broadens my perspective, such as, my friends and I spending several years solving, and building mechanical puzzles. Or, poetry and the creation of music. Music will always be a big part of my life. I've spent more than 7 years writing poetry, and it's taught me so much about the world, and about myself. I would recommend poetry, or any art, to anyone who has an interest in spirituality. I'm especially grateful for my family, and for the challenges that we've had to endure together. When I was about 10 or so, my father was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, which effects personality and behavior. There's no cure, and it gets progressively worse over time. My father is still alive, but he's very far from being the person he was 12 years ago. I've been able to see Gods hand, and many miracles because of my fathers illness, and don't know if I would've seen them otherwise.

Why I am a Mormon

The more we come to know God, the more beautiful life becomes. The more we know God, The more gratitude we feel for everything that is, including the lives we live. We live in perilous times where morals and standards decay at an alarming rate. Each person that comes into the world is born with the ability to see the difference between good and evil. The more we live in the world, the more we see evil within it. The reason I'm a Mormon is because I've seen my fair share of the darkness in the world, and the teachings of Christ are meant for us to understand why all darkness exists, and how we overcome it with the Light of Christ. Everything which is good in this life is included in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and His teachings are the guidelines to living a happy life.

How I live my faith

What I find fascinating about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that there is no paid ministry. Each member is called on to actively participate and contribute their time and talent to the service of others. These callings are not only for the benefit of others, but for the individual as well. I've received my calling to serve a mission for the next 2 years. I'll be teaching and serving those I do not know about the Restored Church. While I focus on the concerns and needs of others, in turn, I'll develop as a teacher, a leader, a father and husband, as well as many talents which I have now, or will have. I've participated frequently in church meetings, and activities. I love to serve, so if there's an opportunity to help someone who is unable to help themselves, I'm usually the first to hear about it. I've taught lessons in multiple classes at church. I've served in providing Audio/Visual support for leaders who have taught lessons, as well as programs for meetings. I've served in leadership, which includes conducting, leadership meetings, and delegation of priesthood responsibilities. I'm very grateful for the importance of caring for, and serving one another. It brings meaning to life, which is exactly what the Gospel of Jesus Christ promises us.