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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a Mormon and I'm a cancer survivor.

About Me

I am a wife, a Mom and a grandma. I taught Health and Physical Education for a couple of years then raised a family and returned to teaching. Currently, I work with resource students at an elementary school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here is my story: I attended a College Women In Sports Conference at BYU in 1974. I was a delegate representing my college in New Jersey. On our last night, our hostesses took us to Temple Square for a tour. I signed the visitors book, bought a Book of Mormon and began reading it on the plane ride back to NJ. I wrote down questions I had as I read. Once home from college for summer vacation, two missionaries knocked on my door and asked if I had any questions from my visit to Temple Square. I invited them in, got my Book of Mormon and handed them 3 notebook pages of questions. I think they were excited by the look on their faces! They answered a few of them and set up a return appointment. I was impressed with the Plan of Salvation or The Plan of Happiness and the church's focus on families and how I could be with my family forever. 10 months later, I was baptized. It was the best decision of my life!

How I live my faith

I am a very active member of our church and have served in many callings from teaching young children, adolescents and women to planning fun and memorable activities for our ward. Now I am involved with the Boy Scout program with my husband.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jane
It is our code of health that teaches us to refrain from substances that are harmful to our bodies and spirit. It also teaches us to eat properly, exercise regularly and get enough rest. Our bodies are our temples and need to be taken care of. By following the Word of Wisdom, we are promised that we will "run and not be weary and walk and not faint." I know that because I follow the Word of Wisdom, my body was better able to cope with the side affects of chemotherapy. Show more Show less