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Hi I'm Janean

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of one and a loving wife, also of one. I am out going, a jokster and fun-loving. I like to be creative and have a passion for interior design. I married the most amazing guy ever who is a super talented Industrial Designer. Being creative and being married to a Creative is a great combination. My husband indulges in my creativity and jumps on board with my crazy ideas. We like to play sports, go to museums, travel, go to beach and pool and be with family. I find joy in getting my hands into everything.I love a good read, a great pair of heels, a warm beach, a cheesy movie, and anything creative. I love life and living it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church my whole life and was baptized at the age of 8. I have been aware of the blessings of living the gospel principles and heeding the teachings of Christ since I was about 12. Many people say they dont know where they would be without the church in their life, but I know exactly where I would be. Its not a bad place, but its definitely an empty place. I think if I wasnt a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I didnt know the happiness I know now, from having a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, through prayer, I would look for happiness elsewhere. I would look for it in the praise of others. I find so much joy in living the gospel and knowing that God knows me, personally, and cares about me. I have had many experiences in life where God has answered my prayers and given me the answers that I dont necessarily want, but need, because he knows me. My life is so whole being a member of this church. I am grateful for the principles that are taught in family importance and togetherness, so much of family values are lost in the world, and I love being married to a man, in the temple, that feels the same way I do about, family prayer, and family night, and the importance of putting everything else aside, video games, laptops, sports, to be with ME, and our little family. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy, it makes me a nicer person, a better person, a better friend, a better wife and mother and gives me an amazing perspective on life. I am a Mormon, over any other religion because there are too many things in this church that are true, to not be one. The people of the church are not perfect but the principles are. I can not deny the relationship I have God and Jesus Christ and the spirit I feel when I read the Book of Mormon, The New Testament or any other teachings, by prophets old and new. The burning in my heart and the spirit speaking to my mind. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every week, all 3 hours, attending the activities and parties my ward throws, paying my tithing, visiting the sick and needy and just being there for those who need it. In my ward I am asked to take over the nursery, thats where the little ones, ages 18 mo to 3yrs, go while the moms and dads, either teach other classes or go to classes. I love it. I love being around them and feeling their little warm spirits. We have music time, and play time, snack time and a little lesson, usually these lessons consist of something simple like, I am thankful for bugs, or Jesus loves me. Its really a lot of fun. I think the best part about nursery is getting to see the gospel come full circle. In my mind, there is no way that these little babies can be so diverse and unique if it wasnt for a God. It is really testimony building.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Janean
President Thomas S. Monson. He is a great guy, as all prophets are. I have looked up to him since I can remember. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Janean
I get asked questions all the time like, Q"You're not allowed to drive cars right?" A" We're not Amish, we're Mormon." Yes, we are allowed to drive cars, go to the grocery store, use electricity, shave our legs, cut our hair, wear make-up, even get plastic surgery if we want. Q"You're not allowed to celebrate birthdays or Halloween are you?" A "Thats the Jehovah's Witness Church, not us." Yes, we are "allowed" to celebrate any holiday we want. I celebrate every holiday from New Years, to Valentines Day, to Cinco De Mayo, Halloween and Birthdays. Q" You go 3 hours every week and don't get paid???" A "Yes, I try and do anything the church asks of me, and no, NO ONE, in the church gets paid for their service." Everyone does all of it voluntarily. Thats another reason why I like my church, no one has alterior motives for the things they say or do. Im not paying anyone to get rid of my sins, or to teach me about Christ, everyone does it because they believe in the message they are sharing Show more Show less