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Hi I'm Jean

I lead a life full of joy and peace. A peace that "passeth all understanding." I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. My life has been a happy one with loving parents and brothers and sisters. I am married happily and am the mother of three sons and one daughter. We now have 3 granddaughters and a new grand baby on the way. (It's too soon to know if it is a boy or a girl.) My family means everything to me. After the kids all got in school, I returned to teaching. I taught first grade and kindergarten. I then got trained as a Reading Recovery Teacher. Helping children who are in trouble learning has been very rewarding. I love it when I finally hear the words,"I can read!"

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a Mormon family, my conversion was not automatic. I remember a Sunday School teacher that I had when I was just out of high school. That's the time so many of us question what we have been taught. Luckily for me this teacher encouraged that. In fact, he often took the opposite view and we had to try to convince him of what we felt to be true. It was then I turned to the scriptures and prayed like I had never prayed before. I really wanted to know for myself if it was true. I didn't have anything remarkable happen. I just felt at peace. I had a quiet, calm assurance that everything I had been taught was true.

How I live my faith

Since I was sixteen years old I have served in the church. I started in Primary and have worked in Sunday School, Young Women and Relief Society. My life has been greatly blessed through these assignments. I am presently serving a service mission at the Mormon Handcart Historic Sites. We have about 25,000 people both young and old come here to pull handcarts in the very footsteps of the pioneers. We are right on Oregon, California, Mormon and Pony Express Trails. Most of the people who trek are teens. They leave here with firsthand knowledge of what it might have been like to be a handcart pioneer.