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Hi I'm Jenna Zemenchik

I am an Exercise Science major at BYU. I have been called to serve in the Adriatic North Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At the age of two my younger sister was diagnosed with a plexiform neurofibroma that engulfed her trachea, lungs, heart, and extended to the base of her skull. During one of her life-threatening procedures, her vocal chords became paralyzed, meaning she could no longer talk. Watching her suffer while learning to care for her and listen to her still small voice was very difficult for me in the beginning, but it has taught me how to better understand the pure love of Christ and listen to the Holy Ghost. I have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Atonement. I know without a doubt that through His sacrifice we can feel whole again no matter what trials surround us. The experiences I had during this time of trial in my family have inspired me to serve a mission. I hope to share the gospel with as many people I can in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro as I serve in the Adriatic North Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony is simple, as is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that as we strive to follow Him and obey His commandments, we will be blessed with opportunities beyond our imagination. I testify that this is the same Gospel that Christ brought to the earth centuries ago, restored in these latter-days by the beloved prophet and martyr Joseph Smith. I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ has the power to heal every wound, lift every burden, and redeem every sin. I know that my Redeemer lives, and I testify that this is the only true Church upon this earth today.

How I live my faith

I recently just graduated from a high school in which I was one of very few members. Living in an area without many members allowed me to look beyond myself, and realize just how much the Gospel can bless the lives of everyone. I was able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone around me, and come to love everyone regardless of their differing opinions. I integrated missionary work into my daily routine, and whether I was at gymnastics, diving, track, in band, or just walking down the hall, I tried to emulate the Savior and share His Spirit with all that I could. Before starting college, I served as the Laurels President, in which I was able to strengthen the Young Women around me who were also facing similar situations regarding being alone in our religious beliefs. This allowed me to build Zion in my ward as well as in my high school and town, all through the power and blessings of Jesus Christ.