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Hi I'm Jenelle

My ancestors were pioneers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married and working woman. I work at a college, coordinating events and activities for faculty. I also serve as a counselor to the president of my ward's chapter of the Relief Society. Established in 1842, the Relief Society is made up of women 18 and older who strive to build faith, strengthen families, and help those in need. My husband is a full-time student seeking a Ph.D. I have a bachelor's in English Literature and I love to read and write. I also love all types of movies and music. I sing, dance, and play the piano. I love people and I have many friends. I enjoy hosting gatherings for friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and I belong to a long line of Mormon ancestors, some of which were pioneers that crossed the plains and first settled the valley. Other ancestors of mine were pioneers that left their homes in England or Whales to come to Utah and live among the other Saints that had settled there. The great faith they had was passed down from generation to generation and I was taught, as they had been, about the truth and about this journey we call life. It does have a purpose. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (nicknamed the Mormon church) is truly the church that Jesus Christ established when He walked on this earth and it has been restored to the earth in these latter days by prophets of God. I know this because I have read, pondered, tried and tested the words of the scriptures and found them to be correct. The Holy Spirit of God has confirmed in my heart that these things are true. I have seen the results of my faith in my daily life and they are grand. I love to come to church and know that everything at the core of the gospel is exact and logical. I love serving and befriending others in this world and sharing with them my love of and knowledge of God's plan for each of us.

How I live my faith

At a young age, I was taught by my parents to believe in Jesus Christ, my brother, Savior, and Redeemer. I seek to return to live with Him and my loving Heavenly Father. I know that I am a child of God and so it is easy for me to hold my head up and stand up for what is right. I avoid things that would distract me from my goals and I continually seek to learn more about this life and the next. I realize that faith is hard work and I must continually fight against evil. I hope that others see in me a strong and faithful person.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jenelle
The best way is to find out all that you can about the church from reliable resources and then ask God for confirmation of what you are learning. Read the Book of Mormon, seek out the Missionaries, talk to Mormons, and attend church meetings. Pray to God. Ask Him your questions and if you have faith in Him, you will receive His answer. God knows you and will answer you, through His Holy Spirit, in a personal and unquestionable way. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jenelle
They will share with you a message of hope and of love. They will tell you about yourself and about the purpose of life. They will tell you about Jesus Christ and His work. They will answer all kinds of questions that you might have. You will be invited to learn more about the "Mormons" and the things you discover will help you. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jenelle
Mormon.org is a great place to start. Here you can find simple answers to many of your questions. There is a feature on the website for finding a Sunday meeting house near your home. Under the "Free Media" page are several resources that can tell you more and they will be hand delivered to you by two of our Missionaries that will be happy to talk with you and even set up times that work best for you that they might come again to visit with you. You can also express your interest to your Mormon friends and ask them any of your questions. Show more Show less