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Hi I'm Jennifer

I have been raised in the deep South. I am a college student, and I'm a mormon!

About Me

I was raised in the deep South in a loving and funny family. I am all about my family. My family brings me joy in many ways that I cannot describe from jokes on days that I am feeling depressed to hugs on good days. You will always find someone laughing in my home or singing some crazy Disney song like myself. Singing to me is a way to express if one is feeling joyful, sad, or just to annoy one's siblings. If I am not singing a crazy song, I am playing the piano. I have played piano since I was nine and have taught piano lessons to neighbors and family. However, one of my favorite things to do is to learn. I am enrolled as a full time college student at BYU. Ever since I was young, I have always searched for knowledge. Whether it was bringing a book to the school cafeteria to read or going the extra mile on a project just to learn a little bit more, everyone has something to share. Its fascinating to me to think of all the knowledge that the world and each individual has to share. I could read or talk to others for years and there would still be more to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by my parents who made sure that I attended my meetings and lived the values set by the church. One of the most important things they did for me was encouraging me to obtain my own testimony. Whenever I was taught something new at church, my parents would always ask me if I had prayed about it to know if it was true. Because of this method, I gained my testimony little by little, prayer by prayer, concept by concept. I found the truth of the gospel in its entirety by looking at the little things and then gaining a testimony of that. My testimony started to grow and is continuing to grow into something amazing just because of the one question my parents always asked me and now I ask myself every time something new is learned. I have chosen to be a Mormon because I have found no other way to truly be happy in this world. When I was seven, my baby brother passed away. It was a difficult time to go thru, but the gospel gave me hope. It helped me to look on the brighter side of life, to look for the little joys in life, and to see that families can be sealed together for time and all eternity. I just had to choose to live worthily and gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel which grew as I have grown up, little by little.

How I live my faith

I wear my faith on my sleeve by the way I act everywhere I go. Going to college, you see a lot of students who choose to drink, choose to dress inappropriately, choose to be rebellious, and choose to cuss. Being raised in the deep South, I was sometimes the only Mormon in my class, so I naturally stood out because I choose not to drink, I choose to wear modest clothes, I choose to respect my teachers and classmates, and I choose to only use clean language. I share my example with everyone I meet by choosing to live the values that I have been taught by my parents and the church. Whether I am at school, participating in a cultural celebration, or helping someone in need, I wear my religion on my sleeve for all to see. I do not mind answering the questions posed to me by others that arise by the way I act like why I don't cuss or why I am wearing the clothes that I do. It gives me an opportunity to share the gospel with others simply by the way I act and the example that I set.