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Hi I'm Jolene

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the mother of 8 children and 27 grandchildren and have a spouse who makes me laugh and reminds me to stop and smell the roses. I love family, new technology, keeping family histories & journals, traveling, chocolate with lots of nuts, morning walks and springtime.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. The missionaries taught the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ to my great-grandfather's family in Switzerland in the late 1800's. My ancestors have been seekers of truth. And my life has been greatly influenced by their example of faith and hard work. They are people of strong character and have taught me the importance of prayer and developing a relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as a young child. Their lives reflect the true joy that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love the simplicity of the Gospel. Whatever age or phase I am going through in my life, the basic doctrines/teachings of faith, repentance, baptism, prayer, scripture study, church attendance, service to others and family home evening strengthen me on a daily basis. I am especially thankful for my relationship with Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. When our children were all raised, I served as a senior missionary couple with my husband in Nauvoo, Illinois for 20 months. It's a historical site unique to church history during Joseph Smith's time in the 1830-1840's. People from all walks of life, religions, nationalities and cultures come to visit the some 26-30 historical sites which are all free. it's a fun place to bring the family and learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I would like to invite you to visit the website: www.historicnauvoo.net. Presently we are serving as missionaries in Laie, Hawaii at the Polynesian Cultural Center. We love being enveloped in the diverse cultures of Polynesia and having the privilege of rubbing shoulders with these wonderful people. The Spirit of Aloha is alive and well here and we get to feel it on a daily basis. We drive to Honolulu twice a week and pick up supplies for the center such as steel for welding, fabric for making costumes, Macademia Nut candies, sealant for canoes, fuel for tiki torches, paper products for concessions and brochures for guests. We also love meeting people from all around the world when we take tickets at the various restaurants and luaus. We learn so much from the students who are here getting an education at BYU-Hawaii. They live by the motto, "Enter to Learn. Go Forth to Serve." I have joined a Community Hula Group and both my husband and I are trying to learn how to play the ukulele. It's like one of my friends here said, "We brought the Polynesians the Gospel but they taught us how to live it." They are happy, friendly, and content with simplicity.