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Hi I'm Jana.

I work at a library. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, and friend. I like to read, crochet, and cross-stitch. I also enjoy watching movies and spending time with friends and family. I'm a college grad with a degree in English. I have a passion for music that shows in my minor in Elementary Music Education and my four-year tenure as Vice-President of my university's a cappella club. I love to sing, play the guitar, play the piano, and write songs. One day I hope to publish an album.

Why I am a Mormon

I love working in a library where I have so much information right at my fingertips. But the information available to me as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blesses my life far more than opening an encyclopedia or reading an academic magazine could ever do. As a member of this Church, I've learned that families can be together forever. I know my Heavenly Father loves me so much that He created a plan to help me return to live with Him again. He loves all of His children so much that He sent His Only Begotten Son to earth to suffer for our sins and heartaches to make that return to Heavenly Father possible. I could never express how grateful I am for everything I've learned from this gospel. But you can get a taste of those blessings by attending one of our worship services or opening the Book of Mormon. Like walking into a library or opening a good book, you can discover the wonderful knowlege that awaits you.

How I live my faith

I am the music director for my church group. I have the opportunity of choosing the hymns and special numbers for weekly worship services. I love the hymns of Zion! As I prayerfully choose which hymns to sing and when we should sing them, I can bless people's lives by bringing the Spirit through music. I also try to bring that Spirit by making sure I have a smile on my face when I conduct the music. No matter how my week has been, I love music and the beautiful messages of the hymns. I try to convey that love as I lead the congregation each Sunday. I hope my smile helps uplift each audience member as it reminds him or her of Heavenly Father's love.

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

Mormon women are strong, dedicated daughters of God. They understand their precious responsibilities as they work beside men at home, at church, and at work. Mormon women strive to build families whether they are single, married, divorced, or widowed. Mormon women are happy. Mormons believe that Heavenly Father values His daughters just as much as he values His sons. With this in mind, He has designed separate roles for men and women. Men have the responsibilities of providing, protecting, and presiding. Women have the responsibility to nurture. While the word "nurture" may seem small by contrast, mothers, daughters, and aunts know it covers a lot of important territory. Nurturing includes taking food to a neighbor in need, bandaging a child's scraped knee, teaching gospel truths, and many other significant responsibilities. The divinely appointed role of women is different but equal to that of men. I love being a Mormon woman, and I know Heavenly Father loves me just as much as He loves any Morman man. Show more Show less