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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a photographer, pianist, wedding planner, and a friend. And I love being a mormon!

About Me

Hi there! I'm Jamie. I love playing the piano, singing in choirs, creative writing, ballroom dancing, cake decorating, journalism, cooking, golfing, geometric shapes, playing backyard baseball with my nieces and nephews, goldfish, creating things with my hands, country drives, coloring books, taking pictures, listening to people, serving those in need, and learning about the gospel. These things really enrich my life. I am a country girl at heart, I always have a song playing in my head, and I am the youngest of six children. I am a college student studying public relations and event management at Brigham Young University-Idaho and I love every minute of it. But I am putting my education on hold for a small time, and I will leave soon to serve as a missionary for 18 months. Serving a mission is something I have wanted to do since I was a little girl, and though there have been many trials in the process of preparing, I am so grateful that I have this opportunity to come closer to Jesus Christ as I help others learn of Him. The gospel fills me with joy, and I want other people to taste of that joy, too. I believe the future is bright. Someday I want to ride a train across the country, learn to play the cello, and get married to the man of my dreams in the temple for eternity. I know that if I include the Lord in every day, and stick to the plan God has for me, I will be blessed and find true, lasting happiness. All of us can!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family who were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But for me, living the gospel and being a mormon is much, much more than just doing what my family has always done. I once heard a quote that says, "You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." In my family, I have always been encourages to do just that! Although my parents were always wonderful examples of faithful saints, we were never forced to be mormons. But I have gone through the process of receiving a testimony for myself, and I am a mormon because I know that our church is the God's true church on the earth today, and this is where I can find peace in this troubled world. I know without any doubt in my heart that there is a God, and that He knows my name, and all the troubles I face everyday. I know that the loving Father that I have come to know, would not leave His children here on the earth helpless and alone. That is why He gave us the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ, as well as a prophet to tell us His will, and the things we should do in our lives to return to live with God and our families after we die. I know that the priesthood, or the power of God, can work miracles on earth. I am far from perfect, but I am a mormon because doing these things feels right in my heart, and I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost that all of these things are good.

How I live my faith

Other than doing things daily to keep my personal testimony strong, such as reading from the scriptures and praying, I find ways to serve my family, fellow members of my faith, and people in my community. Helping people makes me feel so good inside, and helps me to have the love of God, or as we call it, The Spirit, with me at all times. I do my best everyday to live the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be an example to everyone around me of his all-encompassing, unconditional love. I kneel with my family every morning and night, and pray with them. Doing this not only helps us be closer as a family, but helps our testimonies too as we see God's hand in our lives. In high school, I loved learning about the gospel and making good friends who shared my values in seminary, and now that I am in college, I can continue doing this through the institute program. We meet weekly with other people our age and have lessons about the gospel. Taking time out of my day to study things of a spiritual nature helps me stay close to my Heavenly Father and strengthen my relationship with Jesus Christ. My spiritual education is just as important to me as my academic education. I know I can go to them to repent when I make mistakes, and for solace in trying times. I try to find something everyday that I can do to make me a better person. Living the gospel brings me so much peace and makes me happy!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Jamie
A testimony is a statement of beliefs that a person can receive through the Holy Ghost. It is a witness of eternal truths given to our hearts through one on one communication with heaven. A testimony is the basis of all belief and drives us to do the things we know are right in the sight of God. Show more Show less