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Hi I'm Jeanne

I'm a Mormon. It's a great way to be defined.

About Me

I'm a mother of seven children five who are married and a grandmother of thirteen with #s 14 and 15 on the way. I live on a small farm in Northern Idaho where my husband and I think of new ways to lure our children and grandchildren to come to visit and stay longer and longer. Right now I am the reigning hopscotch champion in the family. I love to read, garden and am trying to love exercize so far that isn't working. We plan a weekly hike that I have really learned to enjoy. At the end of last winter my husband and I bought snowshoes and I am excited to try them this winter. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the faith, but realized that each individual needs to know for themself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly God's church on the earth today. I have read, studied and prayed to know if Joseph Smith truly saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and studied the doctrines. I have prayed to ask Heavenly Father if these things are true, and they are.

How I live my faith

I love being a Mormon and try to live my faith by living the principles that Christ taught and exeplified. I teach the nine year old is our Primary organization. I love what they teach me and love seeing their excitement in learning the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church has offered me many opportunites to grow and serve. I have worked with all ages in the church from the nursery age children to teaching adults. I have also had the opportunity for leadership in our Relief Society organization and our Young Womens organization. My husband and I were also able to serve three years in New York City with our young missionaries. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and that I can pray to Him whenever I want or need to. I pray individually and my husband and I also pray together as a couple. When we have family here we also pray together morning and evening. It's a wonderful way to bring the family together. I have learned to love the scriptures and because I am at a time in life that offers a little more freedom to pursue my own interests, I have more time to study. I also love doing family history. IIt is exciting finding the stories and the pictures and conecting myself with the past. Hopefully I am a kind and one who is careful with the hearts of others. 

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Every Mormon's lifestyle depends a lot on where they live and the culture that they are raised in. Hopefully we are able to participate fully in the very best that each of our cultures offers. One tenet of our belief states: We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent and in doing good to all men, indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul. We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or prasieworthy we seek after these things. Hopefully that is how we strive to live our lives. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are like anyone else in that we each have our own unique personalities, likes, dislikes etc. We come in all sizes and colors, ages and backgrounds. The common thread that binds us together is our faith in Jesus Christ, and the restoration of His gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith. As far as men and women being equal I'm not sure how one defines equal. I know that I have never been denied any blessing that the gospel of Jesus Christ has to offer in being a woman. My opportunities to progress and to experience growth and leadership have always been available. Show more Show less