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Hi I'm Jennie

I'm a new mother and loving wife. I started a community garden. I'm a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of a beautiful baby boy. I'm a first time mom, so everything about having my son is quite the adventure and learning experience. My husband and I have been married for three years now, and it has been a rollercoaster. I enjoy writing, and I am working on finishing my first book. I'm a stay at home mom and I enjoy every minute of it. I like to think I can do anything I put my mind too.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, about 8 years old, I wondered about why I'm here, and what was I here for? I asked my mom and she sent me to church with my grandmother, who was Catholic. I went to the Catholic church services and was baptized Catholic. Several years went by and at church services I felt like there was something missing. I felt in my heart that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost were all separate, I also felt that there was more to Heaven than just one place. So at about the age of 11 I stopped going to Catholic church services. Soon after a friend of mine invited me to sleepovers, and to come to church with her. I discovered that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) believe in many of the principles I had known in my heart were true. I started attending church at age 12 and I wanted to be baptized. My parents did not know much about the LDS church, and so they would not let me be baptized. At age 13 I received missionary lessons about the church. I kept going to church, and kept receiving lessons from the missionaries, but still my parents would not let me be baptized. On most Saturdays I was required to do extra chores to be allowed to go to church. It wasn't until just before my 17th birthday that my parents allowed me to be baptized. It took much fasting and prayer, but it finally happened. Being a member of the LDS church has brought me so much happiness and so many blessings. I'm so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in so many ways. One of the ways I live my faith is by running the church library with my husband at our church location. The church library is available for people to borrow materials such as chalk, papers, pencils, etc. to teach classes at the church building. The church library is also a great place to borrow books, movies, and other study materials to bring home. My husband and I have been in this calling for three years now. I also participate in scheduling and organizing activities for the adult women in our church. Daily prayer and scripture study is an important part of living my faith. The list could go on and on about how I strive to live my faith, but I guess to sum things up I live my faith by trying my best to follow the examples and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jennie
By performing proxy baptisms in temples, our ancestors are able to receive the ordinances required for exaltation. These ordinances are not forced onto our ancestors, rather it gives them the opportunity to accept the ordinances or reject them. Although there are many baptisms to preform for those who have died, we try our best to do as many as we can, and there will be a time when all of our family history work and proxy ordinances will be completed. Show more Show less