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Hi I'm Jennifer Lynn

About Me

I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, yogini, insurance claim specialist, locavore, hiker, voracious reader, autodidact, and appreciator of art, nature, music, and simple foods.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I grew up in a home where my mother was stronger in the LDS faith than my father was. I got to see first hand the difference in his outlook on life, and hers. I got to see how very important living the gospel was for my mother. And as I watched her, I felt deep in my heart, that it was right, that there was a joy she had, because of her faith. Even then, I still had to make my own choices. Not all of my choices were good ones. I made some bad ones. And yet, I continued to pray, I continued to plead with God for help, and I received undeniable answers to those prayers. When I made choices that were in line with the gospel I felt peace. When I didn't, my life was chaos. As I grew in my realization of God's continued love and support for me, I became filled with a love for Him. I can't imagine not being a member of his church now. I love Him so much and feel so much closer to him. I guess you could say it started out that I was a Mormon, because my family belonged to the church. Then I was a Mormon because I could see that living as one, I was happier. Now, I am a Mormon, simply because I love my Heavenly Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ more than anything. I want to be with them again, and I believe with all my heart this church is their church.

How I live my faith

As a mother of five very active, lively people, I spend much of my time striving to be the best I can for them. I want my children to be able to see and feel my love for them and for our Savior. Daily I pray with them, study the gospel with them, talk with them about what they are doing. It's hard at times when they struggle with choices, or my work or health make me feel exhausted. But even in these times, and maybe even more so, I have the opportunity to live the principles of my faith - patience, kindness, love, and hope. Along with living my faith in my family I have had the opportunity to work with the youth in our church, particularly the young women, ages twelve to eighteen. I have done a wide variety of things with them, including planning weekly activities that draw them together as a group, and give them opportunities to have fun and be closer to Christ. I've taught lessons in our Sunday meetings to them, explaining gospel principles and values. And many summers I've had the opportunity to work along side these young women at a camp designed just for them. Woven through all of this is my desire to share my life and testimony with everyone that I can. I want my family and those around me to see that living for Christ can be fun, exciting, and that they don't need to be afraid. I want them to know that God is always there for them, just as he has always been there for me.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Jennifer Lynn
It may seem simple-minded to some, but I can't believe all this incredible diversity is just a result of some chemical reaction millions of years ago. I've stood looking out over rows of mountains, and witnessed His majesty. I've sat by a lazy river watching osprey catch fish, and felt joy in His creations. The sun on my face, the wind in my hair, the variety of flowers, birds, animals, and insects, all speak to me of a loving, creative God. I've felt Him there - helping at a birth of a child, when I pray, when I needed comfort, at the death of my father, during bouts of my illness, when receiving a blessing, when I meditate, while in nature. Show more Show less