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Hi I'm Jenny Stanger

I grew up in Utah. I have 5 beautiful and busy children and my husband was just made Bishop of our ward.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 busy children ages 2,6,8,10 and 12. We play a lot of music in our home. We have a cello, viola, violin, piano, 2 guitars and 4 ukeleles. We spend a lot of time practicing daily. My oldest daughter started a business 1 year ago and it has exploded. It has been my challenge to delegate all the work so I can continue to be a stay at home mom. I know that is what my children need the most. I have a love for travel, culture, people and adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have said countless prayers my entire life and they have always been (not always the way I would like them to be) but there have been too many prayers answered to not believe in a loving Heavenly Father who aware of me and cares about me. I know He longs to bless me and that I am blessed when I obey Him. When I read the scriptures I feel the power of the Holy Ghost guiding me to know what to do with my time, how to reach my children, how to help my neighbors and it fills me with light and peace. When I don't read my scriptures, I am a grouchy, selfish person. It just happens that way time and time again. I am a Mormon because I know the Gospel brings happiness. I know following the teachings of the Gospel are the only way to obtain joy that lasts. I know this because of how I feel in the walls of the temple. That is a place where I love to visit and long to be. My life has not been easy, but I have seen many heartaches and addictions I have not had to experience because I have obeyed the teachings taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently a Sunday School teacher for 5 12 year old girls. They each take part of the lesson to teach every Sunday and I have loved learning from them and discussing the scriptures together. I love setting goals with them to work on each week. My husband was just called to be the Bishop a few months ago, so I am doing a lot more on my own at home. Especially during tithing settlement. That was a rough adjustment. I am teaching my 5 children the importance of going to church every Sunday. I've been teaching them to read their scriptures on their own and we are almost finished reading the Book of Mormon together for the second time in 10 years. Reading 5 verses a day makes it take a long time, but the discussions we have are incredible. We are so grateful for the scriptures in our home. We read the scriptures together with the Book of Mormon Student Manual from college. It adds so much to our discussions. My past few callings have been teaching the primary children new songs in Singing time. I also organized activities for all the women of our neighborhood for the year. I also gather phone numbers for the neighborhood and hand around a list to everyone each year so we can stay in touch. I am also a visiting teacher. That means I am assigned to visit a few ladies in my neighborhood once a month to teach them something small about the Gospel and visit with them. Serving them whenever they ask. Some of my closest friends have come from my visiting teaching calling. I teach my children to make goodies and take them to new neighbors, widows, widowers, and friends. We also sing in the ward choir and practice every Sunday after church even though we are hungry and ready to be home after 3 hours of meetings. This Sunday my 10 year old was able to play her cello for a beautiful song at our Stake Conference (12 wards combined meet twice a year). We love to share the gift of music because it helps people feel the Holy Ghost.