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Hi I'm Jamie Lynn Hutchings

I'm a wife and mother of 3, survivor of Leukemia and severe depression. I'm a blogger and youth speaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of 16 years, and a mother of my three miracles. I was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia (AML) when I was 9 years old. I was given a 20% chance of survival. Through many miracles I was able to survive without a bone marrow transplant. If I had had a bone marrow transplant, I most likely would not have my three children today. I am a convert to the church. I have been baptized three times in my life; in the Catholic church as a baby, Born Again Christian at 7 years old and then LDS at 11. I was sealed to my family in the Las Vegas temple and then sealed to my husband in the same temple in 2000. I have battled severe depression and suicidal thoughts throughout most of my teen years and depression my whole life. I have been speaking with the youth and blogging about my story on my blog Surviving The Bubble. I want to share my story in the hopes that others that are dealing with darkness and difficulties in their lives will know that they are never alone with the Lord on their side. I want them to know that there are many others out there who have been through the same things and come out stronger on the other side of it. I am so grateful for my Savior, His healing power and for the atonement. I am so grateful to know that He has been by me my entire life and was there on several occasions when I wanted to end it all. I am so blessed with my beautiful family and hope to help the youth strengthen their own testimonies of the Savior and always choose Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the LDS church after I was treated for Leukemia as a child. My parents were receiving the missionary discussions and decided to join the church. I was old enough to make the decision on my own, and as soon as I heard the story of Joseph Smith, I wanted to be a part of this church. His story and testimony and strength in bringing the Gospel to the world is one that resonated with me. I wanted to have the same amount of faith as that 14 year old boy who went into the woods and was able to see God the Father, and Jesus Christ. I am not perfect and work on that faith every day. I am a Mormon because there is nothing in this world that could give me the hope and strength and love that this gospel brings me. I know that the Savior is the reason I was healed and also know that the blessing I received from members of the priesthood started that healing process for me. I am a Mormon because I want to raise my children to be righteous, productive and HAPPY members of society. I want them to be good people and help others and share that light and love with others in their lives. I am a Mormon because I want to live my religion every day and not just on Sunday. I want to be a disciple of Christ and help Him do the things He asks and sends me to do. I want to be His hands in this world and help lift and carry others. I am a Mormon because I KNOW my Heavenly Father and Savior are two separate, all knowing beings and that they not only know, but love me. I am a Mormon because I know there is no truer book in this world than the Book of Mormon and that it is here to help me. I am a Mormon because I know that the temples are the places in this world that can seal us in Heaven. I know that I will always be with my family for all eternity. I am a Mormon because I KNOW it is the true church and I LOVE it!

How I live my faith

I am sharing my faith, personal story and testimony with the youth through speaking and through writing on my blog, Surviving The Bubble and social media pages. I want to teach them to stand up for their faith and beliefs no matter the obstacles or scorn they may come up against. I am passionate about speaking to them at church activities, firesides and camp and hope to one day have a book I can share with even more youth. I also share my testimony regularly of my faith, my belief in my Savior and Father in Heaven and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I want to help strengthen the testimonies of the youth (including my own children) so that they can fight the battles they are up against in this difficult time. I am currently in the Presidency for the organization for the women in my ward and love planning the activities for the women to come together and enjoy each other's company. I love that women of similar faith and values can meet together every Sunday and a couple other times a month to lift one another and show love for one another.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Jamie Lynn Hutchings
First of all, if you are interested in becoming a Mormon, there are Mormon church buildings EVERYWHERE! Walk into one! Go on a Sunday to any service; 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm are the typical times in any building for the sacrament meeting. Talk to someone, anyone. You could attend all three hours, or just go to the first and talk to someone that can get you more information. If you can find a missionary (the guys or girls with the little black name tags on their shirts), that is the best place to start. They will set up an appointment to come and talk to you about the Gospel and answer all your questions. They are on a full time mission in that area to do just that. They are super friendly and would love nothing more than for someone to come find them! ;) Or if you are too shy to go it alone, you can always start on www.mormon.org and learn more about the church. You can order yourself a Book of Mormon to start reading and set up an appointment for yourself there as well. If you happen in be in the Queen Creek, Arizona area, come find me! I'd be happy to take you to church! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jamie Lynn Hutchings
Being a Mormon is amazing! I have a community of like-minded people that share not only my beliefs, but my morals and family values as well. My family and I live far from other family members, and our ward is like having an insta-family! My kids get to also be around peers that attend the same church and share their same beliefs. I know that we have a recipe for eternal happiness and we have a hope that a lot of the world has seemed to lose. I get to live my life knowing that there is something else out there, that there is a God in Heaven that is watching out for me and knows me. I know that He and my Savior, Jesus Christ know and LOVE me. There is no better feeling in the world! As a member of the Mormon faith, I know that I get to be with my family through all time and all eternity. We are an eternal unit and the love we share will never go away. If temporarily in this life, we will be together again forever. Show more Show less