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Hi I'm Jan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 55 years old and an official empty nester. I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID. I have four daughters and have ten granddaughters(which include two sets of twins). So I have good experience in raising girls. I have been married to a wonderful man for 31 years. He works for the Church Educational System and so we have had many opportunities to move and meet wonderful people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church by strong, faithful, wonderful parents. Even having been born in the faith, I still had to find and develop my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This process happened over time and not overnight. As I grew and learned about my Savior in my home and in Primary and Young Women and in Seminary my testimony about the Savior and the reality and truthfulness about the Book of Mormon began to grow. When I was old enough to leave home for college I strongly believed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. In the 37 years since then, my testimony has grown from believing that it is true to knowing without doubt that it is true. I have developed a love for my Savior that is unending. I have come to know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God and that he truly was God's instrument in restoring the full gospel back to the earth. And that all the prophets from Joseph Smith to the present day are truly called of God and lead and guide the church here on the earth. This testimony I have of Jesus Christ and his gospel is what keeps me going each and every day in a world that is rapidly becoming more wicked. I know my Savior lives and that He knows me by name and loves me. I know that He has chosen a prophet, Thomas S. Monson, to lead and guide us and to help us know what we need to do to return to Him someday. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and that it is true and was translated by the power of God through Joseph Smith. I know that revelation still exists today and that God reveals His word and His will for us through our prophet. And because I know this, my baptism, my membership in this true church, and my temple covenants that I have made are the most important things I have in this life.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is my life. It is a way of life. I live it by following the things that bring me closer to my Heavenly Father. I live it by praying to my Heavenly Father day and night, by reading my scriptures that help bring insight into my life and helps me to solve problems or trials and challenges that I am facing. I get involved with the people around me. I have spent the majority of my married years working with the young women of the church in various capacities. I have also spent time serving in callings with the ladies organization of our church. In serving as President of both the young women organization and the Ladies organization, I have grown to love my Savior more and grown to love the people whom I serve. We have a program called Visiting Teaching and it was early in my married life, when my husband was called to be bishop, that I decided I needed to be a faithful visiting teacher. At first, it was because I felt the responsibility as the bishops wife to set an example, but it was not long before I grew to love being a visiting teacher and gained my own personal testimony of the importance of being a visiting teacher. In our faith, a visiting teacher, is two ladies that go together to visit other ladies in their homes each month. To be their friends, to share their joys and sorrows and to share gospel messages with them. This has been a true blessing in my life. Every day I try to live the principles of the gospel in everything that I do. I am not perfect by any means and I make mistakes, but because I make mistakes, I know that my Savior has atoned for my sins and my mistakes and that if I repent and come unto Him and try to be a little better each day that I can someday live with Him and with my family again. Faith and hope are all we have and without them I don't know how I would survive in this crazy world.