Hi I'm Jo
Because of my special needs children, I am very involved in the parental side of special education. In addition, I enjoy writing books for my grandchildren, traveling with my husband, cheering on our local sports teams.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up, and was very active, in another faith. My best friend was Mormon and invited me to Primary meetings Thursdays after school. I became involved in Primary, and later in youth programs. I had many friends who were Mormon and lots of other friends who weren't. There was definitely something about those Mormon kids. Most had solid moral values, which made me feel comfortable around them. During high school, and then again after high school I listened to the missionaries. The summer after high school I chose to be baptized, realizing that I had a testimony of the vision Joseph Smith had, of the Book of Mormon, and of Jesus Christ's role as head of this Church. Since that time I have served a mission to Central America, teaching those truths to others. Through many experiences, my testimony has grown, and I've been grateful for the love my Heavenly Father has for me in giving direction in my life, helping me in relationships with my husband, children and friends, and helping me understand myself better. I know He loves me, and I know that Jesus Christ guides those who lead this Church.
How I live my faith
My faith is my life. I teach 3 year olds on Sundays (beautiful, sweet, active children), I cooked for 12-17 year old girls up at camp for about 15 years, and I've served in many other capacities in the Church. Every time I'm asked to serve in a new position I smile, knowing I'm not capable on my own to do it, but that the Lord is going to strengthen me and with His help I'm going to grow in a different direction. I love this Church. I love my Savior and am eternally indebted to Him.