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Hi I'm Jen

I'm a soccer fanatic. I'm obsessed with chips and salsa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graphic design student at the moment. I recently celebrated my first anniversary with my husband who I met in a weight lifting class at college. I have played soccer since I was five years old and haven't stopped since. I enjoy traveling, running, wake-boarding, skiing, writing, playing the piano, hiking, eating, and socializing. I love people. Dogs are great, too.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church. I know that God exists because I feel his love and receive answers to my prayers. I know that God is our literal Heavenly Father—all people are His children. I know that His Son was sent to Earth to atone for the sins of all mankind because I have felt the cleansing power and peace that the Atonement brings to my soul. I know that because of the Atonement, Jesus Christ's grace has provided all people a way to return to Heaven. I know that the gospel of this church contains that necessary truth that enables salvation for all His children. The gospel includes principles, commandments, and covenants that we make with God including faith, repentance, baptism, confirmation of the Holy Ghost, and other sacred ordinances performed in LDS temples. I know that the gospel was taken off the earth during the Middle Ages, but that it was restored completely by the priesthood power of God through the young prophet, Joseph Smith, in the early 1800s after he prayed to find out which church was true. I know that this is God's church because I too have prayed, and have received a confirmation of its truthfulness through the Spirit. I know that Joseph Smith also translated the Book of Mormon, an ancient record of God's children in the Americas, as another testament (in addition to the Bible) of Jesus Christ. I know that this book is the word of God because I have read it several times and my testimony of Christ has increased. I know that God is the head of this church and that he has appointed prophets today just as he did in Biblical times to receive revelation for the church. I know that President Thomas S. Monson leads this church as the prophet today. I am a Mormon because living the restored gospel of this church is the key to happiness and the way to return to my Heavenly Father with my husband and family after this life. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

CHURCH CALLINGS In our church we receive callings to serve as volunteers. I serve as a visiting teacher. Basically, I get to enjoy visiting women in the ward to make sure they feel loved as I get to know them better. It is really fun! I have also organized activities and meetings to help unify ward members. In addition, I play the hymns on the piano and organ to bring the spirit to Sunday meetings. However, these callings are not the only way that I live my faith. There is much more to living the gospel than fulfilling church callings. HOW I LIVE THE GOSPEL I live my faith everyday as I seek for truth in my studies of both secular and spiritual subjects. I live my faith by treating all people with respect and kindness and by looking for opportunities to serve others at home, work, and school. I live my faith by enjoying life, developing my talents, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I live my faith by working hard, and pushing through the difficult struggles that life brings. I live my faith by praying to Heavenly Father and I thanking Him for my blessings, and then telling Him the concerns of my heart. I live my faith by recognizing my imperfections, repenting of my sins, and remembering Jesus Christ's example. To put it simply, I live my faith by putting my faith in the Savior. My faith in the Savior increases as I actively trust in His Atonement, obey His commandments, and emulate His attributes in everything that I do. I don't know of any other way to better live the Mormon faith than to follow and work to become more like the One who leads this church—Jesus Christ.