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Hi I'm Jaime

I lived in Colorado for ten years, then my family moved to Utah. I love to help people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing piano and violin, especially arranging hymns or writing my own music, helping other people, learning about and interacting with animals, and being with my family. I went to a university for two semesters and now I'm getting ready to go on a mission. I grew up with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but that doesn't mean I haven't had hardships and trials that tested my faith. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was a sophomore in high school, and being able to express my feelings through music was very important. Just this last year one of my very close friends passed away, at the beginning of my second semester. That was one of the hardest things I've ever had to deal with. I'm somewhat an introvert, and so I'm a lot better at listening to other people than I am at telling everyone how I feel and what I think. Expressing myself through music and art has definitely helped me overcome a lot of things, and it's also helped me to feel closer to Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but throughout the years I have grown to know that it is true. Without the knowledge and experiences I have had, I would be lost. I have become familiar with the feelings of the Holy Ghost, as well as with the fact that Heavenly Father knows each of us, and that we are each loved by Him. When I was being pushed out of my second surgery, I could hear the doctor telling the nurses that I had Crohn's disease. It's a chronic illness that I will have to live with for the rest of my life, and I have to be on a restrictive diet in order to avoid the pain that comes with Crohn's. I remember saying a prayer in my heart, telling Heavenly Father that I will need His help to overcome this, because it was going to be very hard. And I remember having this feeling that He would be there for me, and that I would be able to overcome this. Over the following months, as I went back to the hospital for more blood work and tests, as well as treatments, I was able to keep an eternal perspective and an optimistic attitude. My parents and doctors were amazed at how happy I was, even though I had very little energy and would have debilitating pain some days. I know Heavenly Father looks out for me, and that he loves each of us. I know He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins and I am infinitely grateful for that. Through Christ we can have hope, and know that after death there is something more. He knows our pain and our weaknesses and He can help us to overcome them if we turn to Him.

How I live my faith

For a little while, I taught the four and five year olds, and that was so much fun for me! When I went away to college I had to learn how to go to the adult classes (no more coloring or bubble blowing at the end of lessons) but it was a really great experience for me. I didn't have a car and the church building my ward was in was about ten blocks away. My room mates didn't usually go to church, since it was at nine in the morning, so I would walk by myself to church each week. For a while I had to sit by myself, until some of the other students got to know me better. It was hard to adjust to, because I had grown up going to church with my family, so sitting by myself was hard. But I know that through that I've gained courage and faith to walk alone and continue living my beliefs.