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Hi I'm Jill Janeen

I grew up in NC, USA. I have 5 kids 9 and under. I am a die hard Duke Fan, crafter, athlete and a organizer. I AM a Mormon.

About Me

I have five kids, 9 yr old girl, 7 yr old boy/girl twins, 5.5 yr old girl and 3 yr old boy. I went to an all girl college and met my husband in the singles ward. We were married in the Raleigh, NC Temple on June 22, 2001. We lived in Orem/UT, Raleigh/NC, Ogden/UT, Raleigh/NC again and now Youngsville/Wake Forest/NC. My husband is work as a CAD drafter for a local company. I love to play and watch most sports, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, baseball/softball. Our family loves to be outside working in the yard together, hiking, camping and playing. I am a neat freak, organizer, seamstress, gardener, pianist, organist and nurturer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am mormon b/c I want to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. I have been a mormon since I was baptized at 8 years old. At that ages is when I started to really know right from wrong. As a child and teenager I watched my testimony grow through attending my church meetings, church social events, EFY and learning from my parents/siblings. At 16 years old, I attended an EFY. THIS where my testimony became "real". I was able to better focus on who I was, where I was going and why. I gained a testimony of the Savior and what he has done for me. I never have been good at individual scripture study and at EFY I was able to gain a stronger witness of the Savior in the teachings of the scriptures. These stories became REAL to me, I was finally able to see how the spirit could speak to me as long as I was listening with real intent. My testimony has grown through the years. As I attend the temple with my husband it becomes stronger and solidifies my beliefs. I believe that we must be an example to others to show them that mormons are normal people that want to strive to make their lives better. Another hard thing for me is how to share the gospel with my friends who are devout members of their own faith. I want to teach/discuss/spread the glorious news of the Gospel. As I become older and gain a deeper testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ I am able to share the gospel with more confidence. In re-studying the Articles of Faith, I know as I grow and stay faithful that my testimony will become stronger. I believe and TESTIFY that Jesus Christ will come again and that he is separate from his father, Heavenly Father. I testify to you that the Savior lives and appeared to Joseph Smith. I believe Joseph Smith to be a true prophet of God as with our Latter-day Prophet, Pres. Thomas S Monson. We have a living prophet on the earth today that gives us modern revelation.

How I live my faith

I live my faith very strongly. I try to strive to do the best I can even when life gets hard. When I am down I try to do things for others to get out of a "hole". Service to others is how I show my appreciation to people that have helped me and my personality. I am not perfect and that is ok. I try to be a friend to everyone even if they aren't members of my faith. I help people feel included and be honest with them. I try to be the example of Christ and be a true friend.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Jill Janeen
The Lord, Jesus Christ has taught us to prepare ourselves spiritually and temporially. We prepare ourselves spiritually by reading our scriptures, temple attendance, church attendance, Family Home Evenings, daily prayers and etc... The sample principle applies to our temporially. That includes, food storage (either 3 months to a year), self sufficiency in gardening, preparations for disasters, budgeting to stay out of debt and etc. All these things help keep us free! If we prepare ourselves we aren't dependent on others for help. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Jill Janeen
It isn't Gods plan.... simply enough answer for me to follow. Mormon women lead probably 50 to 70% of the church. We already have so much on our plates, we lead the Primary (childrens) organization, the Women's organizations (Relief Society), music, Young Womens and lead with our husbands our OWN families. Heavenly Father made us different to be compatible to compliment each other to make us a strong family - HELPMATE. If we had ALL the same responsibilities the pieces of the "puzzle" wouldn't fit and we would be competing. I am thankful for the responsibilities I have in our own and at church. I lead in so many ways and very grateful I don't have more things. lol Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jill Janeen
Mormons help everyone. From the time I was a small little girl, I was taught by my parents and church leaders that we help everyone. Didn't matter how much money you had, your race, your culture, your status, your hygiene or etc... With the supervision of my parents we helped many neighbors and friends in times of need and good. Especially during disasters, snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and drought. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Jill Janeen
Modest and Chastity are intertwined together. If we dress ourselves to exemplify Christ we will in return keep ourselves chase before, during and after our marriages. My parents taught me a little different when it came to dressing modestly, language and behavior. They taught non-verbally and verbally. I think most people are visual learners and need an example. For example: One of my older sisters was going on a date with a non-member boy. She had told my parents she was going to go see an R-rated movie. My parents didn't say no... they adviced her that those movies are R-rated for a reason. My dad said that before my sister and the young man went on the date he was going to have a discussion on morality and WHY it is important to keep the law of chastity, and how it related to the R-rated movie. When the young man arrived my dad sat this young man down and gave him an explicit explanation of morality/how babies are made. It might have offended some people of how open my parents where, but it gave us kids a greater understanding of 1. HOW important it is to keep the laws of the gospel, 2. Hush-hush subjects were outlined so we had no question and 3. And it helped keep me and my siblings on the right path for the most part. Show more Show less