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Hi I'm Jenny Baird

I love the outdoors and scouting. I want to travel the world. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Native Texan (and proud of it) but most of my life has been spent in a little town in Idaho. I love to be outside doing activities, especially canoeing and camping. I've been very involved in a scouting program called Cedar Badge, which is a National Youth Leadership Training Program, that teaches teenage scouts leadership skills. I love to play and have fun! Currently, I am going to college and meeting new people in between all my studying. I also love music. I have played the piano for 11 years, the organ for 4 years, and I played the cello and harp in high school. I was also a member of my high school's select choir, Student Government, and cross-country team. When I was in high school I was chosen to represent the state of Idaho for the United States Senate Youth Program held in Washington, D.C.. It was such an honor and a great opportunity for me to share my faith and beliefs with other students from around the country. Anyone who knows me knows that my family is so important to me. I love them so much! My family is very close, and we love to play games and spend time together. There's always lots of laughter in my house. I am the youngest of 4 girls, and all of my older sisters have taught me valuable lessons. My parents are wonderful examples to me of strong members of God's church. If I had more space, I could probably write a book about how much I love my family and everything they've taught me. Lucky for you there's only so much space I can take up!

Why I am a Mormon

I am very blessed to have a long line of Mormons in my family. Many of my ancestors crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young, our second prophet in the latter-days. I am descended from two of Brigham Young's brothers. Pioneer stories have been a big part of my life ever since I was little; whenever we get together as an extended family we share stories of our ancestors and support each other in our current callings. But I still remember when I first gained a testimony of my own. I was about 15 years old, and my youth teacher was teaching us about Heavenly Father's love. I began to feel that love, and prayed to feel that love. I gained a strong testimony that I KNOW that Heavenly Father lives and that He loves me, and that He loves all of His children. In sharing that testimony with others it has grown so much and become strong and firm. While other parts of my testimony have grown, this one piece that God loves me has always been the base of my testimony. I'm so grateful for those leaders who taught me of His love. I'm grateful for my parents who have raised me to be good and who are strong in this church. My sisters are so supportive and such great examples to me. I'm grateful for this church and the happiness It has brought me. There have definitely been times in my life where I've been down and not happy, and those are times when I have not been as strong in the faith. Choosing to go on a mission was one of those times - it wasn't until I made the decision to serve for 18 months that I became truly happy again. I love this church and am excited to share the gospel!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being good. Many times we are caught up in trying to be perfect, when that obviously isn't going to happen (but we still do it - silly us!) It's important to remember that as long as we are doing our best and doing the things we know are right, then our Lord Jesus Christ will make up the difference. The past couple of months I have been teaching the 4-5 year old class, and their simple testimonies have been a blessing in my life! I absolutely love them to pieces. The greatest trial of my faith has been deciding to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has been a long and hard decision, but I am so grateful I have chosen to serve the Lord! I have been so scared and terrified, but after lots of praying, I have felt peace about this decision. I am so much happier now that I have chosen to stand and be counted with those called to be on the Lord's errand. I leave to serve in Argentina, and I can't wait to share the knowledge and testimony that has brought me to much joy!