In her book, Ella, Jennifer Wilkins says, "I have to tell my story for fear that if I do not, my heart and mind will explode. I have felt led to share the deepest parts of my journey with others so that if they too are going through a rough patch, a tragic loss, or even if they’re in the midst of life’s blessings, maybe my story can touch them in some way. I have said ever since I was a kid that if God hasn’t taken us right up to heaven after we’re “saved,” there must be a reason that He has us on this earth; I believe it’s so that we can lead others to Him. That is the one and only reason I can logically think of that God would leave us here in this harsh world and not take us up to be in His awesome presence.
So, I am here to share my story in hopes that others can see God through my eyes and meet the Savior I know, and in doing so, commit their lives to Him so that they can experience the peace and joy that only He can bring. Because if I’m not in heaven, my purpose is to share Jesus with every person I come in contact with so that they can walk with Him as I have. So that they can weep with Him as I have. And so that they can experience His miracles, just as I have".
Jennifer was born and raised in the small, but growing town of Nampa, Idaho to Christian parents. She was educated in her very tiny Christian high school and after God introduced her to the man of her dreams, she married Calvin Wilkins and started a family. Calvin and Jennifer spent a little under a year as missionaries in South America, Peru until the Lord brought them home for an undetermined amount of time and in the mean-time, she became an author. Now, Jennifer is just riding the roller-coaster of life with her hands in the air in full surrender to God's will and exclaims, "I can't wait to see where He takes us next!"