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Hi I'm Jenna LeBaron

I love to dance, act, and play Quidditch. I am called to serve a full-time mission in the Arizona Tempe Mission. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in South Jordan by amazing, wonderful parents, who have taught me about my Savior Jesus Christ and His gospel. I am the oldest child of three fun and hyper brothers, whom I love so much. When I was a child, I was always sick and was diagnosed with autism. Throughout my childhood, was in ABA programs to help with my speech, writing, interactions, and other daily functions. Because of my parents non-ending sacrifice, I have been able to overcome autism and be a normal functioning young adult. My education took place in a Christian private school where I was able to learn more fully about the gospel of Jesus Christ and also have many other educational opportunities. I became part the National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, and even became team captain of my High School Quidditch team. Through the amazing support of my parents and teachers, I was able to graduate as the Valedictorian of my class. Then I went to college for a semester at Snow college, and had an amazing experience making new friends and learning so much about life. Now I am preparing to serve as a full-time missionary at the Arizona Tempe mission! I am so excited to serve the Lord!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I know that I have felt true happiness, peace, and strength that I cannot get anywhere else. All my life, I lived and believed in Christ and have continually feasted upon His words and teachings through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But I did not realize until I went to college how I took prayer, the Sacrament, and Christ's Atonement for granted. I noticed that when did not follow His teachings and commandments, I was truly unhappy. I never felt this way before, and I never want to feel it again. I realized that it is through Jesus Christ and His restored church that I can find eternal happiness. After my semester of college, my testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and The Book of Mormon has grown tremendously. Not to say that I didn't have a testimony in the past, I always have, but it has become even stronger, unshakable. I am a Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith has seen God and restored His church here on earth. I am a daughter of God, His child! I have lived with Him before I came to earth, and I will return to Him again as long as I do my part to live my life worthily to return to Him. This is a gospel of hope and love because of Jesus Christ, and I know that if you turn to Him with a full purpose of heart and a contrite spirit, that He will lead you and guide you to His arms. We believe in life after death, which is such a comfort to know that I can live with my family for eternity, and that death is only a temporal separation. I know the The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, along with the Holy Bible. I know God has given us modern-day prophets, seers and revelators that can guide us in our time. I testify that President Thomas S. Monson is our prophet, seer, and revelator and testifies truth from God. I know The Church of Jesus Christ is the true and restored church and gospel on the earth! I know and I cannot deny it, for I have learned it for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the small and simple things that lead me to Christ. I do my best to be honest in all of my dealings with my family, friends, and most importantly the Lord. I do my best to keep His commandments and standards that I know are not restraints, but are more like safety barriers from dangers of unhappiness, regret, guilt, and the things of this world. I live and keep the Law of Chastity, to keep myself sexually pure, and save those sacred experiences for marriage. I keep the Word of Wisdom, by not partaking of substances that are harmful or dangerous to my body such as: alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, coffee, tea, tobacco, and energy drinks. I keep my body healthy with good meats, vegetables and fruit. Through the Word of Wisdom, I can practice self-control and not have a substance control me. I live my faith by committing my time and efforts to my Savior, Jesus Christ, and continually use His Atonement to repent of my mistakes and sins, and be made completely clean through Him. I know that by living with faith in Christ, I can overcome any obstacle in my life.

What is faith?

Jenna LeBaron
Faith is "not a perfect knowledge of things.. [but is a] hope for things which are not seen, which are true" (Alma 32:21). Faith is something that cannot be given to you upfront, it takes time and commitment to learn and know for yourself if something is true. Sometimes it is things that you cannot see or witness for yourself. For example, you haven't seen your own brain in person, but yet you know it is there. It is the same with faith in Christ, you haven't seen Him or His miracles, but you have faith that He lives. In The Book of Mormon, the prophet Alma is teaching the poor farmers of the Zormanite people about faith. He compares faith to a seed, that seeds need a farmer's time and care for to nurture and grow. It takes time to give the seed good soil, water, sun, and protection from the storms. You continually care for the seed until the it has fully grown. It is the same with faith, you need to take time to go to church, read The Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible, to hear out the prophet's words until you get to a point where your faith in Christ has fully grown. It takes time, so be patient and not hard with yourself, for it will grow if you put effort in your part, pray for God's help if you have doubts, for He will help you. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jenna LeBaron
We believe the Bible to be testament of Jesus Christ and His ministry. Through the Bible, we can understand more of Christ'S character and His love for each and everyone of us. We believe and read the King James Version, to be the most true. We know that Bible and Book of Mormon can strengthen our understanding and love of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less