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Hi I'm Jeni

I'm an army brat. I grew up in Germany. I am preparing to serve my mission in Milan, Italy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to write and read. I'm studying at Brigham Young University Idaho to become a high school English teacher. I'm an army brat, so I've moved a lot, including California, Texas, Idaho, Virginia, and various parts of Germany. I also enjoying, cooking, painting, swimming, and photography. I've traveled all around Europe, and am preparing to serve a mission in Milan, Italy, speaking Italian.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love Heavenly Father. I was raised in the Church. Both my parents are Mormons. The older I become the more my testimony grows. Looking at my life I understand the blessings I have received from being a member of this church. Moving around a lot, I was in small wards often, but I could always rely of God to send me a friend through the church. Many life-long friends I still have. I remember being baptized and feeling pure peace. I felt warm, and as if a large burden had been lifted from me. I was only eight years old, but I understood then that I loved Heavenly Father, and that He loved me. Because I love Him, I serve Him. I know that I can serve Him by participating and being a part of His church. By showing love to His children, and serving in the callings and ways He wants me to. I'm no where near perfect, but I know that Heavenly Father has provided me a way to work at it.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday, and recently served as the Relief Society First Counselor. I helped organize lessons and activities, as well as serving the women in our congregation and helping the Relief Society President with her many duties (as she prepared to get married). That was my student ward, but as of late, I am in a new ward, and am a primary teacher for the 5 year old class. I have 7 students, 4 girls and 3 boys. I also study my scriptures and articles that will help me for my mission, as well as the book Preach My Gospel, and I write down my thoughts and goals in my new study journal.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

My personal advice is that when we choose to be modest, we are modest for ourselves, and not to prevent temptation for those around us. Even though being a good example is important, being modest is about the personal respect we have for ourselves and our bodies. When we choose to be modest and have clean language we improve our attitude and our mind is focused inward on our personal growth and is not stressed on the opinions of others. I have found that when I am modest and have clean language, opposed to when I don't, I find it easier to feel the spirit and peace throughout my day. I am not as quick to be angry, and I have better judgement in the way I conduct myself. Show more Show less