Hi I'm Janelle
There are a lot of things that I like doing. I like to make things like cakes, quilts, and charcoal drawings. I love to go walking, especially in cemeteries. I like reading the names on the headstones and learning a little bit about people who have go on before me. Also, I love to go hiking. One of my favorite places to go is Zions National Park with its red rock mountains and I love visiting the Upper, Middle and Lower Emerald Pools there. One of my favorite pastimes is reading. Fantasy books are my favorite, but I'm growing to like non-fiction more as I read more of it. I enjoy life and love learning everything I can.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born in the church and grew up knowing the gospel. During my study of the scriptures I gained a testimony of the love that our Heavenly Father has for me and everyone who is on this earth. I've personally experienced the healing power of the Priesthood and know the peace that the Gospel of Christ brings to my life. I know that Christ is our Savior and that He atoned for my sins and that because of His sacrifice I can one day return to the presence of my Heavenly Father. Knowing Heavenly Father's plan for me brings peace, joy and happiness to my life.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
There have been times in my life that I've struggled with my self-worth. Every time I feel like I'm no one special and that I don't matter I remember that Jesus Christ loves me. He knows me personally and cares about who I am. As I strive to live my life as He did I've found that I'm more confident and happy. Knowing that Christ loves me and is there for me gives me joy and strength to face life's challenges with a smile on my face. I know He atoned for my sins so that when I make mistakes in life I'm able to repent, becoming a better person, and then can be forgiven of those mistakes. Knowing that Christ lives again gives me peace in my life that in the end everything will be right. My faith in Jesus Christ is what brings me joy.
How I live my faith
I love being able to sing the hymn and playing them on Sunday. When I'm able to I like being part of the local church choir. I like being able to practice with the choir and then perform those songs on Sunday. I also love helping teach the little children about our Savior and how to make right choice. I've been called to serve a mission in Japan and I'm excited to share my testimony with the people that I meet there about my Savior and how the gospel has blessed my life.