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Hi I'm Jodi

I grew up in a small town in Southern Utah. I love music, laughing, the outdoors, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life. We are so blessed to be given amazing people and things in our lives to help us to be happy on this journey through life. I come from a family of nine kids. It can be crazy at times, but I wouldn't trade my life with them for anything. I have some nieces and nephews that are the sugar on top to the happiness I feel when I'm around my family. I graduated high school in 2014. I have been attending college studying Family Life Human Development to be a Family Counselor. I love listening to others, and trying to help them see their worth. I love the outdoors. My grandparents own a little ranch where my brother keeps his horses when the weather is good. My favorite thing is to go out there with my family and enjoy each other's company along with good food. I love music. I am always listening to it. I can honestly say that I will listen to about anything. I try to listen to things that will uplift me and make me feel happiness. There is always a song for any mood that a person could possibly be feeling, and I love that about music. I love sunrises/sunsets. God's creations were made for us to enjoy. I know every time I see a rainbow, or a beautiful mountain, that God loves His children. It's a good life and I love the adventures that come my way each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a very active family. I was able to rely on my parent's testimonies until I was able to gain my own. I gained my own testimony when I was a young child. The true test to whether or not I had a testimony came when I went to college. When I moved out and I was on my own, I never questioned whether I should go to church now or not. I knew how I felt when I went to church, and I couldn't deny that I find my happiness through the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because the gospel brings happiness and peace to my life. Knowing that I can have my family forever if I live a worthy and faithful life, is an amazing blessing. Joseph Smith was just a young boy who had a simple question, and God answered Him. He went through so much to bring this true gospel back to the Earth. With God's help, Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon so we would have another Testament of Jesus Christ. I love the Book of Mormon so much. If I ever have any struggles, I can turn to it for comfort and answers. God speaks to us through those words. I love the Atonement. Knowing that I can always repent for mistakes that I make. Christ knows exactly what we are going through. The atonement is there to comfort us, and make us better people. It is so amazing to know that my sins are already accounted for. I just have to try each and every day to become more like Christ. Through prayer, scripture study, attending church meetings, serving others, being selfless, ect.. I am able to live a Christlike life. God sent us down here to be tested. He wants us to be happy if we are just willing to trust in Him and follow the commandments. I have happiness in my life and a purpose because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being involved is definitely one of the ways I learn to love the people in my ward. I am so grateful for opportunities to serve and help others. I have only had a few church callings in my few years of living. I had the opportunity to be a leader in my youth group. We were able to plan activities for other youth, and that was a lot of fun. Our youth group did many service activities every week. We would go take care of the elderly's yards, wash their windows, vacuum their floors, dust for them, and just give them some company if they were lonely. We would plant flowers outside the church and weed them often. Cleaning the church was something we would try to do quite frequently as well. There are many things that we did throughout my growing up years. Service is something that we as members of this church feel strongly about. It is important to build relationships and show people that we love them, and that they have someone they can turn to if they feel like they have no one. When I was at school in my Young Single Adult Ward, I was able to be a Ward Prayer coordinator. Ward prayer is just a little something that the leaders try to do for us college students to start our week of right. We meet at the church in a classroom on Sunday evenings as a ward. We will have a hymn, a thought, and then a prayer to pray for each of us during the coming week. There is always a treat after as well. I was the one who got someone to pray, give a thought, and bring the treats. It was really a good experience for me because it gave me a purpose in the ward, and I was able to meet new people during this time as well. I love being able to serve.