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Hi I'm Jacquelyn

About Me

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have two older brothers and one older sister and three step sisters with one step brother. My father is a retired Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force. I was born in Tacoma, Washington and lived there until I was three. My family then moved to Scott AFB in Illinois till I was seven and then moved to Altus AFB in Oklahoma and lived there for 11 years. Currently I reside in DFW, Texas. I own and run my home based dog grooming business for five years. I have been married for nine years to my husband who works at our business with me. We have three dogs, a Rat Terrier named Pumpkin, a Shih Tzu named Wizard, and a Poodle mix named Wendy. My mother passed away Nov 2008 from pancreatic cancer, my father has remarried to a wonderful lady that is truly sent by Heavenly Father into our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I believe in the Restoration. I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith was a true divine prophet of our Lord. Answers have been answered without a doubt. The feeling I have of love to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ could not be greater! I love the blessings and the sacredness of our Holy Temples. Because of my faith, I know where my mother is, I know what she is doing, and I know where we all will be going. I know because of my faith that we will live again.

How I live my faith

I am a Visiting Teacher. I have Visiting Teachers of my own. We visit sisters each month and leave with a message and perform any services they need. My first calling in the church was Relief Society woman's classroom teacher. I was then called into the Nursery (18 month to 3 year old) for a year and a half and taught a class with my husband of Valiant 10 in Primary children ages 10 - 11. Currently I am a Beehives teacher in our Young Womans organization teaching 12-13 year old young woman. I have grown to love and appreciate children. I have a testimony and know why Jesus Christ loves little children the way he does.

What is faith?

Jacquelyn
The Book of Mormon compares this to a seed. First you have to hope, honestly hope, that there is a meaning to life. Next you need to practice belief. That means that even though you don't know for sure you have more than hope but a belief that it is true so you will do what is taught. Faith is often confusing. Try using the word faithful every time you see faith. We are saved by grace though faith or faithfulness. When you ask someone about their faith they usually tell you what they do. Practices and worship. Unlike things in the world the Lord works very differently. He asks us to do things before we get blessings. Paying tithing is a good example. First you pay tithing, you're not guaranteed you wont have any financial hardships, but you are promised after faithfully paying at some point you will be blessed. In the world it is opposite. We have set rewards. If I buy a car on credit I can leave with it that day. I don't have to wait. I have it and will pay later. The Lord wants us to be faithful first. There isn't a contract with the Bishop saying he'll reimburse us if we become bankrupt. The Lord wants us to prove our faith by obedience. Knowledge comes last. Remember Joseph Smith said ALL revelations he had can be had by ALL members. God is no respecter of persons. But you have to be faithful first before you have great blessings. So I would say this... If you were to have a vision of the Saviors birth, life, death, and resurrection wouldn't that be supreme truth? But we don't receive these things because "we want them really bad", but a reward for faithful obedience. Remember miracles don't produce faith, but come because of faith. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jacquelyn
Does our Lord only help those that believe in him? I certainly think not. By His example, fellow Mormons strive to help all whom they can. Show more Show less

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

Jacquelyn
Everything that I see daily is a testament of a loving and giving Heavenly Father. All things give glory and honor to him. See how a blade of grass follows the light of the sun? Reminds me of how we must follow His Son. The animals in the depth of the sea are a testament that He can create a creature to live anywhere! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jacquelyn
Mormons believe families should be top priority. To stay together forever, thus we have temple sealings. The gospel is almost centered around family. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Jacquelyn
Our Lord has set a great example to all of us. His greatest commandment in my opinion was to love one another. Basically, if we love one another including our Father in Heaven, we would want to follow him and his commandments. There are times of trial, without sorrow we cannot experience joy. We learn from those trials and as we grow from them our relationships with siblings, parents and spouses become stronger. Show more Show less