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Hi I'm Jacqueline

I'm a missionary. I'm a childhood cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest daughter in a family of eight, but, I am the third child. I was born and raised in the church. Therefore, I have pretty much always had a testimony of the gospel. There has never been a moment in my life when I have doubted, only moments when my testimony grew stronger. When I was seventeen years old, I was diagnosed with a life threatening bone tumor, located between my spine and lungs. I had major surgery which included the removal of parts of my ribs, along with the tumor. Although this was my first personal experience with cancer, it was not the first for my family. My brother, sister, father, grandfather, and aunt had all had a run in with cancer. Many nights, when the pain was all consuming, I would lay awake, feeling absolutely alone. In those moments, I would be filled with a peace and comfort, and I knew that there was someone (Jesus Christ) who knew exactly what I was going through and he was there for me. Fortunately, I did not have to have any other treatments, and continued on with life. I spent a year at BYU-Idaho, studying neuroscience, before I decided to serve a mission for the church. I have been called to serve in Salt Lake City, and other parts of Utah and Wyoming.

Why I am a Mormon

I was always a Mormon, I will continue to be a Mormon, and I love being a Mormon. I was born and raised in the church, and I have felt the intense love of Jesus Christ because of the choices I have made and the way I have lived my life. There simply is no better way of living.

How I live my faith

The most recent way I have decided to live my faith is by serving a mission for the church. I wanted to serve a mission ever since a lady in my ward told me about her conversion story. I knew that I needed to make sure that other people had to chance to learn the gospel and to feel the joy it brings to us. I have served in many other callings in the church, but this is, to me, the most important so far.