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Hi I'm Jennifer Garza

I'm a business student. I'm a basketball enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey! As you've probably seen, my name is Jennifer and I am currently a junior at BYU studying organizational behavior and human resource management. I love pretty much anything to do with music (I was in marching band for six years) and love watching Netflix. I'm from San Antonio, TX and hope to go back to Texas after I graduate.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because of the comfort the gospel gives me in times of need. When my grandmother passed away, I was able to rely on my knowledge of the Atonement and the fact that because Christ died for us, I would be able to see her again. You can't begin to measure the amount of comfort the gospel gives to people who are willing to let its teaching touch their hearts. If you're thinking about whether the Mormon church is all it's cracked up to be, I encourage you to pray with an open heart about your concerns and see if a feeling of peace and comfort doesn't come over you.

How I live my faith

Living in a place where 99% of the people you interact with are Mormon can make it seem like living the faith would be easier but that kind of cultural makeup makes it harder. Whenever I feel like it's hard to do the things that I should be doing, I rely back on the experiences I've had where I stayed true to my faith. I think of times where I've felt God's love for me and when He has answered my prayers, whether those answers came through reading the scriptures or through others I come in contact with. Those memories encourage me to keep pushing on because I know that as I continue doing the things I need to, I can come closer to my Heavenly Father and Christ.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jennifer Garza
Of course you can attend our meetings! Our primary meeting is sacrament meeting where we listen to speakers, sing hymns, and most importantly partake of the sacrament (communion). We also have Sunday School classes and separate meetings for children aged 3-11, young women aged 12-17, women aged 18+ and men aged 12+ where we learn how to better apply the gospel in our lives. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jennifer Garza
In short, all Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Missionary work has a strong and rich history in the Church and we consider it a privilege to show our love for you and for the Lord. Those who choose to serve missions can begin serving at 18 or 19 years old and voluntarily serve from 18 months to 2 years. Show more Show less