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Hi I'm Jacqueline

I've grown up all over the world. I love the outdoors, and just relaxing with the family. I'm a Latter-Day Saint.

About Me

I was born in Utah, but I've lived all over the world. My dad's job required us to move around. I am 19 years old, and just finished my first year of college! I worked in a little neighborhood grocery store for the past couple years, but just recently quit to leave for an LDS mission! I'm not too good at sports, but I still love getting out and playing them. I love anything outdoors!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member. I don't have an amazing conversion story, although I do believe we are all converts. I don't stay in this church because I grew up in it. I LOVE this church, all it teaches, and all the blessing that we are promised by abiding by it's basic principles. I lived on a little island called Cyprus which is just south of Turkey. Instead of being in a ward with 200+ people, my ward was maybe 20 every week. We met every week on the third floor of an office building. It amazed me to see how people risked EVERYTHING just so that they could go to church. I was one of maybe 3 LDS youth on the whole island at the time. The year we moved to Cyprus, I was supposed to start Seminary. My dad and I would wake up every morning and sit across the table from each other while he taught me about The Book of Mormon. Everything made sense to me. There was no doubt in my mind! One evening I decided, after finishing reading The Book of Mormon, to take Moroni's challenge at the end of the book. Moroni 10: 4-5. I felt an overwhelming peace. And just...knew, this book was true. All should read this book! Later my dad ended up leaving the family. It was so hard on all of us. We ended up moving to the States after this happened. And ever since, so many hard things have happened. I've even had moments of doubt for the church. But during those times, I realized that I was more negative, wasn't grateful for the small things in life, was so confused. My faith in this gospel makes me happy. It's an indescribable feeling. It brings hope in times of distress, and happiness in times of turmoil. I have come out of trials with flying colors all because of Christ, and the opportunity and chance he gives me for an eternal life. It is only through Him and his teachings and commandments that we can return to our Heavenly Father. This gospel gives me more to do, and more to act on to become more like Christ and do my part! That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I don't hold any callings in the church at the very moment. I just got released from being a Ward Missionary, a member of the Family Home Evening Committee, and as a Ward Indexer so that I can leave for an LDS mission!