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Hi I'm Jenifer

I am the mother of 8, a graduate student. I love refugees and serving in my community. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As a mother of eight children, wife to a Mormon Bishop, volunteer in my community, and a full-time graduate student, I am almost always busy. I feel grateful every day to be healthy and able. Children bring fun into my life! Being a mom has helped to refine my soul and has taught me patience, self-discipline, humility, diligence, kindness, forgiveness, endurance, faith, and love. Living in different areas across the United States has taught me that people are good! This land is beautiful and divinely created. Experiencing physical health trials has taught me that suffering is holy and refining. Going back to school after twenty years of being a stay-at-home Mother has been inspiring and refreshing. I know that each day is a gift and I am so grateful to be here, alive, living my happily ever after.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young girl, growing up in a family with parents who were divorced, I felt Heavenly Father close. I felt His love for me and his fatherly protection. I have never doubted that I had a Father in Heaven who loved me. When I looked around me at church, I saw so many good families, and even as a young girl I knew that that was the kind of life I wanted to live. I am a Mormon today because I feel with my whole soul that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I believe that his prayer was answered in the sacred grove long ago, and I know that my prayers are answered today. The God I know is a God who loves all of His people. I believe that Christ lived, was crucified, and was resurrected in Jerusalem. I believe He visited the people on the American continent, and I believe He continues to speak to prophets and apostles on the Earth today. Christ truly is the way, the truth and the life. I am a Mormon because I believe this Church teaches the way, the truth and the kind of life that I want to live so that I can be happy and teach others how to be happy as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in small, daily acts of service and devotion. I feel Heaven near as I kneel to pray, as I study the word of God, as I plan each day with a desire to serve and uplift those around me. I live my faith when I serve in my home, cleansing, feeding, clothing, and teaching my children. I live my faith as I serve in my community, loving those that are hard to love, loving those that are different from me, loving strangers and loving friends. I have never felt more Christian or more proud to be a Mormon, more proud to be an American Mother, than I do when I am at the airport welcoming refugees to my town. As I look into the eyes of these men, women, and children I feel my Savior's love for them and my soul aches to share my clothing, my food, my home, and the love of my family. I hope that people feel loved when I am with them. Faith for me, is choosing to see God’s love in every circumstance. Faith is choosing the good, choosing to hope, choosing to love, choosing to forgive. Choosing faith has brought miracles into my life and has helped me to see sun shining through even the stormiest of days.