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Hi I'm Jennifer Bonney Slack

I'm a Mormon. And life's good!

About Me

I am a mother of four wonderful children, one daughter, and three sons. I am married to a wonderful man. I love spending time with our family. They are a lot of fun to be with and I learn so much from them every day. I enjoy cooking, cycling, basketry, sculpture and a lot of other things. I have degree in fine art, with an emphasis in sculpture. I enjoy writing and studying about the gospel and sharing on my blog: This I Testify. Life is good, especially when I am serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the way my life is from living what I have been taught and, now, know for myself to be true. I have hard days, we all do, but those hard days, or even horrible times in my life are filled with peace and comfort because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures brings an incredible amount of peace into my life. Reading and studying the scriptures has become for me a way of hearing the voice of the Lord. They are His words and His truth. I am so happy when I follow Him and listen to His prophet.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live according to what I say I believe and to not seperate my life into different compartments. I try to be the same person I would be at church as I would be at home and everywhere else. I love reading and studying the scriptures and then applying what I learn into my life.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jennifer Bonney Slack
No they are not. In fact, I had never wanted to serve a mission but when I turned 21 I felt that it was right for me to do so. It was an experience that was life changing for the better. Some people are not able to serve missions for various reasons. Others, they choose not to go. It is really a very personal decision. Boys are encouraged to serve missions when they turn 19 and serve for two years, but it is not required. Women are able to serve missions at 21and serve for eighteen months, but this is left totally up to each single woman to decide. Couples, when they are older are encouraged to prepare to serve missions when they retire, but again this is optional as every mission that is served is paid for by the individual or couple that serves a mission. As a mother I hope our sons will serve missions for a couple of reasons. One, because it is important to share the gospel with the world. We would like everyone to have a chance to hear about what we believe and make a decision for themselves about it. And two, I know that after having served a mission myself and my husband as well, we know what a difference it will make for our children in their lives as well as in the lives with whom they share the gospel. Show more Show less