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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm from the Dominican Republic. I'm a Christmas baby. I love basketball and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work full time as well as attend college full time. I'm studying International business focused in communications and marketing. I love to watch the Food network and learn of new restaurants and recipes to make at home. I love to bake as well. I make cakes for birthdays as a hobby. My family has always been my number 1 focus. Coming from a Latin background My family is very close, no matter how physically far away from each other we are. I love spending time with them, telling stories and having a good laugh with cousins, aunts and uncles. I LOVE basketball as well. Once NBA season rolls around I am all about my teams. Knicks, Bulls and Oklahoma Thunder are my favorites.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up a catholic felt awkward for me. I did my communion and such but i never felt like a belonged. It bothered me that there was no sense of family/friendship there. We would go to church only for Easter and Christmas and it was just walk in, listen and then leave. I also didn't like the Hypocrisy that happened at my congregation, it just didn't make sense everything they were teaching me that God, Jesus Christ and the hold ghost were one entity. That if you committed a sin you only had to say a certain amount of prayers and you will be forgiven. It just didn't make sense and it didn't click for me. My grandmother was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and my mother would send me down to spend summers with her. Since she couldn't leave us home alone on Sundays my cousins and I would tag along to church. This is where I was first exposed to the young women program. I loved how welcomed I was, how everyone knew who i was because they would listen to the stories my grandmother would tell them. The first thing that hooked me was the kindness, and the genuine interest people had in you. It was unlike anything i ever experienced in a church setting and it blew my mind. the second thing was the lessons. I will never forget the lesson i sat in on that day in young women. It was a lesson about the Holy ghost. For the first time in my life, i was taught that the holy ghost was an entity of it self. that it doesn't have a physical body, but a spirit body, and that he works in conjunction with heavenly father and Jesus Christ. While I was sitting there i felt this "fresh/cool" sensation in my chest. My heart began to beat faster and faster. And all I can say is that it felt like i was where i needed to be at that very moment in time. I was baptized at age 16 and it has been the best decision i have ever made thus far. I have never questioned or regretted it. This church is true not because other people tell you it is but because you feel it is.

How I live my faith

I love my Ward, and I love my Stake. I am the Young Women's President for my ward and it is amazing. The 12 through 18 year old girls that I work with in my program have such strong spirits. Ever since i joined the church when i was 16 I fell in love with the youth program and the dedication and time my leaders put into making sure i had a safe and fun environment to come to. I plan lessons on sunday for class on everything from, becoming a good wife and mother to chastity lessons and how to keep a good relationship with our heavenly father. With the help of other sisters in my ward i help plan many activities throughout the year for our ward, including, BBQ's, trunk-or-treats, and ward Christmas parties.