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Hi I'm Jerri

I love to laugh, I'm a flower-lover, a happy wife and mother of seven children, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a Mormon family that applied the teachings of Jesus in our home, and I had a very happy childhood. I met my husband in college and I felt he could give me the type of marriage my parents had, so we married our senior year. Since then we have welcomed seven children, thirty-three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild into our lives, and they are truly the source of so much of our joy. They now each have families, and we rejoice in seeing them teach their children the teachings of Jesus Christ. Family means everything to me. I’m so glad I know that families can be together forever. I’m a happy person and I love to laugh. I love beautiful things, and get a lot of enjoyment from flowers. I try to grow many flowers, and although my yard never lives up to my expectations, I love working in it. I love a clean and organized home and yard. Music means a lot to me, I feel God’s love when I listen to, sing, and play beautiful music, especially about my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love teaching (I worked in our school district 17 years), and seeing "the light come on" in the eyes of my students as they came to understand new concepts. I came to understand that some children come from difficult circumstances, and I often prayed that I could be a positive influence in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my membership in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my belief in Jesus Christ and what He has done for me bring me true happiness. When I was baptized I committed to keep the Lord's commandments and be a representative of Him. Keeping the commandments are in no way prohibiting, but truly freeing. I have trials like anyone else, but I know my purpose for living and I have a goal to return to my Heavenly Father, and through the grace of Jesus Christ I am empowered to endure my trials well and with faith.

How I live my faith

My belief in Jesus Christ, and that He is my Savior and Redeemer, means everything to me. Because of Him I know that I will be resurrected after death, and that I will once again see my dear father who passed away 13 years ago. I also know that if I choose to live the Lord’s commandments, and repent daily of my sins and wrong-doings, I can someday return and live with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. Over my lifetime I've loved serving the young children, the teenagers, the young adults, and the adults in my church. Most recently my husband and I have served young adults, and we love their strength and desire to follow Jesus and become caring, loving adults. Serving in the church gives us purpose and joy as we serve our fellowmen. We never receive any monetary remuneration, but we're richly blessed. Besides being officially called to serve in different capacities, I try to serve others. I teach free piano lessons, help our children with renovating their homes, help care for our grandchildren at times, do things for my elderly mother, help neighbors with physical needs, and I try to be a friend who lifts and elevates.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Jerri
Every member of our church is asked to pay ten percent of his/her income--a tithe. My husband and I have paid that 10 percent, and have been richly blessed. It's a matter of faith, and then when that money is paid, the blessings flow. We wouldn't think of NOT paying it. Show more Show less