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Hi I'm Janelle

I love the Savior Jesus Christ and I am grateful for His teachings and example and sacrifice and love for me and for all of us.

About Me

I grew up (equal time) in Utah, Idaho, and California. I met my husband in CA at a scavenger hunt activity for young adults. It was called "The Bigger, the Better" and we were divided into teams. Will and I were on the same team, and we tried to set up a tent in the gym. I always say we won, because we found each other. We were married a few months later in the Los Angeles temple. When we were expecting our second son, we moved to Arizona and then to Idaho, where we raised our family of ten sons. We recently moved to Utah for a short time and then to Payson, AZ, which is up in the mountains in the middle of the Tonto National Forest. I have worked as a nanny to two boys, which helped prepare me to raise our sons. I served a mission to Munich Germany. I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher, and my husband and I have home-schooled our children for 18 years+. I like to sew and bake and do crafts. I love spending time with my hubby and children and other good people doing wholesome and uplifting things. I am attracted to rainbows, polka dots, butterflies, and uplifting, beautiful, or fun music. I love spending time on Pinterest looking at and being inspired by others' creativity. Before Pinterest came along, I would get ideas from magazines. Sometimes I even find occasion to try some of those creative ideas out, and it's so much fun! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is central in my life and I hope to live so that my Father in Heaven is pleased.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and always believed what I was taught, but the Gospel became more real to me as I taught it to the people in Germany as a full-time missionary. I saw the Gospel of Jesus Christ change people's lives for good, and I was truly converted, too. I want to share what I believe because I know that living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way we can achieve lasting happiness. I personally need the guidance of the Spirit of the Lord continually. Otherwise, I would have given up long ago.

How I live my faith

In my life, I am learning to rely completely on the Lord, trusting that He knows what's best for my growth and happiness. I try to remember what I've learned and express gratitude for my blessings daily. My husband and I have always worked together in whatever project or assignment in which we have been involved. I am thankful for his support of my pursuit of happiness and the things I've learned from him. He is strong where I am weak, and vice versa. It's wonderful to live in an area in which many of our neighbors are Christian and share similar values. We try to give service as a family whenever possible. One of our strengths is helping people move, because we have a great team of strong workers!

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

When I study anything in nature or the different systems in the human body, or stories from history involving miraculous events, whether miniscule or monumental, I see evidence of Divine planning and Heavenly intervention on behalf of man. Show more Show less