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Hi I'm Jerilyn

I grew up in SLC. I'm a mother of 5 children and grandmother of 17. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although graduating from college with a bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relationships I chose to be home with my 5 children. My hobbies have been centered around them. I have been involved in their schools, serving on PTA committees, and being home room mother. I teach violin and started playing tennis when my kids got interested in the sport. Now I am a fanatic and I have played on State Champion teams and many leagues. Most rewarding of my activities is my service in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born in the church, I still had to find a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ for myself. The Book of Mormon provided a means whereby I could sift the chaff of the noise of the surrounding world and hear the word of God. It gave me the opportunity to ask God a question and to receive an answer. Through the lens of the Book of Mormon I have been able to see clearly in a cloudy world. With this vision, I learned that there is a prophet on the earth right now who helps us find the way of happiness.

How I live my faith

I am currently the Primary chorister in our church. I teach the gospel of Christ, through songs, to children ages 3-12 years. This has been one of my favorite callings. I also loved being President for the Young Women in both our congregation and in our larger church organization. I would plan many activities for the youth ages 12-18. This would include organizing community service projects like painting community buildings at a park, cleaning up cemeteries to activities such as dances or an evening where they are taught standards for dating, education, family, honesty, sabbath day observance, sexual purity, work, and self reliance. By living these simple standards I have seen these youth mature into happy and productive individuals. Church service I have taught young women learn to read, comforted those facing life threatening health issues, assisted poor mothers in learning to care for their babies. In short, the church has provided a means whereby I have been able to serve my neighbors in my community.