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Hi I'm Mollie Jade

I'm growing up between two homes in two different cities, I'm in high school, I'm a musician, I'm an author, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play cello, piano, and guitar, and I love to write. I'm a junior in high school. I have one older sibling and six younger ones. I love to clean, cook, and read, when I have time. My parents divorced when I was three, and have joint custody of me. I live in two different cities, with two different families, with two different religions. I'm not very outgoing or social, and I'm definitely not the stereotypical high school girl, but that doesn't affect me much. I absolutely love school, although it's paced just a little slow for me. I'm a quirky girl who's always up for discussing religion. I also enjoy family history.

Why I am a Mormon

At first, it was just because I was a Daddy's girl, and my dad is LDS. I earned my Personal Progress award twice, but didn't have a burning testimony. At church, I always felt out of place, because I'm only there half of the time. I never felt like I fit in or belonged, and until very recently, I didn't have any friends my age. This past year I started seminary, a church program for high school students to learn about the Gospel. We learned about the Book of Mormon. I didn't want to go, I just wanted to do it online to avoid the feeling of not belonging (It's quite stressful). My class started at 6:15 in the morning, and there were five other kids in my class.; the rest of the youth went to the later class. I realized that even though I was only there half of the time, I didn't feel left out or out of place. I made friends that year, real friends, LDS friends. I could tell that they all loved me and cared about me, even the teacher. I wanted to keep that feeling. Then I went to girls camp. It was my fourth year, and the testimony meeting absolutely killed me. I was crying so hard that I couldn't see through the tears. I was upset, stressed, sad that I couldn't have this feeling of belonging, of unity. I wanted to belong to this church so badly. I wanted to be beautiful like the other girls, I wanted to be kind like them, I wanted to be numbered among them. They're so amazing. I wanted to be able to claim that I was a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And then I knew, that night, that this was the church for me. I knew that I wanted to share it's Gospel. I wanted to live it. And now, although I haven't yet been baptized, I'm a Mormon, at least at heart.

How I live my faith

Because my mom isn't LDS, I live it very subtly. I keep my standards to the best of my ability and go to church as often as possible. I'm not baptized, so I'm living to be worthy of it. I'm the music director for the young women in our ward. I'm enrolled in seminary, which I enjoy immensely. I earned my Personal Progress award twice, and am currently working on it for the third time. I'm always up for sharing my beliefs.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mollie Jade
Absolutely not. We believe in helping everyone that needs help. Our youth often go to the food bank to help out, or raise money for different charities, such as the Salvation Army. Several years ago, there was a massive tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri. As a stake, we went out and helped in the clean up efforts. We supplied food and blankets, as well. We help everybody we can, because that's what Jesus would do. Show more Show less