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Hi I'm Jenneca

I love people, I love life, I love to write, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student and I am currently attending BYU-Idaho. I am majoring in communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. I absolutely love writing, it's my favorite thing to do. I also love reading (shout out to all my fellow Harry Potter fans!) and I'm kind of a sucker for anything that involves creativity. I love scrapbooking, drawing, playing the piano and guitar (even though I am anything but musically gifted), photography, and crafts of all sorts. Also, outside is my favorite place to be. I love hiking, camping, backpacking, and fishing. I really enjoy being active as well. I've been playing volleyball since I was 9 years old and I fell in love with the sport. I played throughout high school and I play on a competitive athletics team at BYU-Idaho, which is a lot like playing club volleyball. My goals for the future would have to include being on Ted Talks, going to Ireland, traveling, getting married in the temple, having kids, getting a masters degree, and of course someday I have to go to Harry Potter World! I am also really excited to say that I have accepted the call to serve as a full-time missionary in the Peru Cusco mission. I honestly can not wait! I love life and all the adventures that accompany it. My name is Jenneca and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people would say that I'm a Mormon because I was raised that way and maybe when I was younger that was true. So I'm not going to tell you why I'm a Mormon, I'm going to tell you why I'm STILL a Mormon. I'm still a Mormon because this gospel has taught me something of infinite worth, something I could never give up. This Gospel has taught me that I matter, that I am a daughter of God and that I have a divine purpose. I'm still a Mormon because this Gospel has taught me that I can be with my family forever. I have lost some family members who I really love and miss and it brings me so much comfort to know that I can see them again. I'm still a Mormon because I've learned that Heavenly Father makes weak things become strong and that despite all my weaknesses, He will never give up on me. I'm still a Mormon because in the temple I have felt closer to my Father in Heaven than I ever though possible. I'm still a Mormon because I've learned that I have a Savior who died for me so that I could return to live withe God someday. I'm still a Mormon because I find peace in the scriptures. I'm still a Mormon because I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. I have gained a testimony through careful prayer and scripture study that this Chruch is true. I have read the Book of Mormon and I have felt in the depths of my heart, the truth it contains and the love God has for each of us. I'm still a Mormon because nothing has ever made me happier.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest things about this church is that it provides you with so many opportunities to serve the people around you and in turn, to serve God. Before I was even old enough to walk my Mom was taking me along to visit with ladies in the ward, deliver dinners to families who were struggling, and take Christmas goodies to every house in our neighborhood. As I got older my parents had me help in church service projects; canning food for families in need, visiting the nursing home, and cleaning our church building. In the LDS church, when you turn 12 you enter the Young Women's program. In Young Women's I learned a lot of service, leadership, homemaking, and finance skills. We would have activities every week and we'd meet as a class every Sunday. I remember going to rake people's leaves, raising money for primary children's hospital, and making fruit baskets for the widows in our ward. I also was given the calling to serve as a class president which helped me gain valuable leadership skills and taught me to love the girls in my class even more. We'd have activities where we'd learn new recipes and basic cooking skills. We learned to sew and provide first aid. We had classes on budgeting and staying out of debt. Young women's taught me so much and it was the start of some pretty amazing friendships. The service opportunities and callings don't stop after Young Women's though. The most recent calling I have accepted is the call to serve as a full-time missionary. I have been called to serve in the Peru Cusco mission. For a year and a half I will leave my family, friends, and schooling to go share with the people of Peru what means more to me than anything, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And honestly, I couldn't be more excited. I am so grateful and humbled really, for all the opportunities the Church has given me to be able to serve. I have learned from a young age, the joy that service brings.