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Hi I'm Jena Stratton

I grew up all over the world. I'm a BYU-Hawaii student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I'm a sophomore in college majoring in neuroscience. I love to read, write, hike, surf, and travel. I have been dancing since I was five years old and I was on my high school dance team. I wrote a children's book my senior year of high school with my best friend and it is currently in the process of being published. I have just received my LDS mission call to the Czech/Slovak mission, speaking the Slovak language. I'm so excited to be able to go out and serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in without very much religion in my life. Ocassionally we would read the Bible or even the Book of Mormon together as a family but very rarely. But, when we would go visit my grandparents we would always attend the LDS church with them. I remember the very first time I walked into sacrament meeting. I felt a calm wash over me and an overwhelming sense of love and joy overcame me. I had never felt something like that before and wanted to know everything about it and more specifically, how to continue to feel it. My mother, brother, and I began taking lessons from the sister missionaries and I got baptized at the age of 11. This is the story of how I became a Mormon, but it's not necessarily why I am a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that we have a Father in Heaven that love us so fully and so entirely that no matter how deep we sink or how far we wonder, we will never be too distant to feel that love. The gospel of Jesus Christ heals souls. It fills the heart with joy. His love is real. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of the most recent ways that I have been living my faith is I have been called to teach a class in church called 'Gospel Doctrine'. I don't feel as qualified to teach this class as some of my peers but I understand and know that I have been asked to teach this class because of a greater reason than I understand. It has challenged me in new ways and I have grown significantly because of this new calling. I am grateful for it and for the faith Heavenly Father has in me to be successful.