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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm married to my sweetheart Chris and I'm a mom to 6 kids. I love being a Mormon

About Me

When people find out that I have 6 kids, they usually respond --Are you crazy? Well life can be a little crazy but our family loves to be together. We go boating, watch the kid's sports and love to go to the mountains. I guess I'm considered a little old-fashioned, but my favorite thing to do is to bake chocolate chip cookies for the kids when they come home from school. I also love to read and blog about our daily family life. I'm blessed to be able to stay at home as a mom, but I also graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Management. In the past I had my own accounting business.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all of my life. I have always had a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I still sometimes reflect on the peace I felt as a child as I sang Church hymns and heard stories about Jesus. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace and happiness to my life and to our family. I have prayed to know the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and also to know if the Book of Mormon is true. The Holy Ghost has testified to me by giving me a feeling a peace in my heart and light in my mind and I know that the church is true and restored to the earth once again. Along with Jesus Christ, the Temple is a symbol of my faith. The Temple allows my marriage to be binding forever, and my children to be sealed to us so that we can live together forever with our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. For our family, there is no "till death do you part"!

How I live my faith

I love the sabbath. There is a special feeling in our home each Sunday as we try to keep the day Holy and set apart from the other days of the week. We attend church together as a family and partake of the Lord's sacrament. We attend classes for gospel instruction. I work with the young women youth of our church and so I help teach them. We also have weekly activities for the youth on Wednesday nights to help them live the gospel. My husband, is privileged to serve as the Bishop of our local ward. He is very busy meeting with members and giving council and instruction. I try to keep things at home better organized while he is away. I attend the temple each week and I love to feel the Lord's spirit there. I always feel peace and like I have "stepped out of the world" for a time while I am there. During the past few months, our oldest son was called to serve a mission to preach the gospel in Houston, Texas. As a mom, it is a sacrifice to send your first born son away for two years to teach and serve the Spanish Speaking people of Texas. As I have pondered this, I have felt a tiny glimpse of how our Heavenly Father felt as he sent His first born son to earth to teach His gospel.

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Jennifer
Before my son was called to serve a mission to Houston, Texas, he worked part-time to help pay for his expenses. The amount he was not able to cover, is covered by our family each month. We send a check to cover his living expenses. This is a small sacrifice, compared to the blessings we receive. Our son, is learning how to serve others, speak a new language, and share the truthfulness of the gospel. I have a little plaque in our home that reads: "A missionary leaves his family for two years so that those he serves can be with theirs for eternity." The families that he will teach and baptize will have the opportunity to go to the Temple and have their marriage and family sealed for eternity. Show more Show less