Hi I'm Janet
I crochet, rescue dogs, a mom and a grandmother. My son (and his family) and I are the only members of the Mormon Chuch. I earned my nursing degrees after I was 50 yrs old. I love doing genealogy and walking my dog.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up Protestant, when I was 18, I asked my minister if we had prophets in the Old Testament and Jesus Christ in the New Testament, why don't we have prophets today? My minister sid " Good question, I don't know the answer." I went to many chuches then my husband almost died. I prayed that if his life was spared, I would join any chuch Heavenly Father would have me join. Husband got better and I went back to school. I had to have a philoshy class and World Religions fulfilled the slot. The first night of class we learned that we had to do a term paper and a presentation on any other religion than Christiananity. I approached the professor and explained where I grew up and that I wasn't sure if the Mormons were Christians or not and I wanted to do my paper and presentation on them. My prof said "OK" and I started researching. I even checked out a Book of Mormon from the library and read it. I knew that book is true from the first chapter. I takled to Church officials and missionaries. That was all it took to convince me to join the Church.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon is, for me, easier to read than the King James version of the Bible. The Book of Mormon speaks directly to my heart and soul about the love that Jesus Christ and God have for us Their children.
How I live my faith
I just moved into a branch and went to Church for the first time today. I am very happy to be part of God's secret weapon and do service to everyone - member or not. I visit other women and see if they need anything that I can do for them. Whenever I am working as a nurse, I remember to treat my patients and family members as if they were my own. I don't drink coffee and I'm not a "skinny" lady. I never did drink coffee or smoke anything. Maybe that's why my friends always thought I was Mormon.