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Hi I'm Jenna

I have lived all over the United States, am the mother of six children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education. I am the only girl in my family with five brothers and I am in the middle. I have been a member of the LDS church my entire life. I was married in the temple thirteen years ago and my husband and I have six children, two girls and four boys. Growing up, my family moved around a lot and I have lived in Utah, Texas, Connecticut, Idaho, Arizona and California. I have so many interests: writing, drawing, reading, crafting, sewing, playing musical instruments (piano, violin, guitar), singing, playing sports (basketball, volleyball, softball), hiking, camping, and most of all, spending time with my family. I love teaching and learning too.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of very active members of the church and have lived my life growing up in the church. My parents taught me from a young age the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been in recent years that my faith has been challenged immensely, most recently with the sudden passing of my oldest brother, who was killed in a tragic car accident at the age of thirty-nine, leaving behind a wife and six children. The teaching of the gospel on the Atonement and eternal families have gotten me through this rough time. The knowledge that my family can be together again and that we will see my brother again, and the knowledge of Christ's Atonement and how it heals and repairs broken hearts and lives and its immense power have been like a soothing balm to my soul.

How I live my faith

I have spent most of my adult life working with youth and children in the church in teaching callings. Currently, my husband and I are the den leaders of the bear cub scouts, which are the 9-year-old boys who participate in scouting in our ward.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

We believe that through the sealing power of the priesthood, we can be together after death. Matthew 16:19 says "...whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose aon earth shall be loosed in heaven." We believe that through proper priesthood authority, which was restored to the earth through Joseph Smith, is necessary to seal husbands, wives and children together in our holy temples. I personally believe that the purpose of the gospel and the Atonement was to seal families together. I am grateful for this power, especially after losing my brother suddenly in a car accident. It is comforting to know that we can all be together again in our life after death. Show more Show less