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Hi I'm Janell

I'm a Texter, I'm a Happy California Girl that doesn't eat fish, I rather swim in an ocean then a pool and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and was raised with my mom and brothers and sister. When I was five year old, my parents separated. Having Audio Processing Disorder and a speech impairment did not help my liking of school, in fact, I started to fall behind in English department. Thankfully, a speech therapist and an amazing teacher took time to help me be able to overcome my weaknesses and short comings. I am now a college student in Idaho, going into special education. After three years of college, I took time off of school to serve a mission of the LDS church, and I am now serving in the Nebraska Omaha Mission. Afterwards, I plan to finish my 4 year degree and continue to graduate school for speech therapy specializing in young children. 

Why I am a Mormon

Granted, I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, yet that does not always mean that every member chooses to follow the life style and standards of the church. My parents joined the church about 6 years before I was born and so, we all learned together on how to be a "Mormon". Living in California, it was sometimes hard to understand why I was a living the way the Church wanted me to with keeping high standards, standing for what you believe even if you are alone in doing so. Yet, I kept going to church and keeping with what my mother and the Church asked me to do high standards and with friends that respected my standards also. Well, not long later I saw the differences that were between me and the majority of my schoolmates. While they were following the standards of the world IE It's alright to party when parents are not home it's alright to sneek out at night, I knew that I could be safe and protected within Gods Commandments because I do not have to wonder what is right and what is not. God's standards do not change. One day, I wanted to know if the Church was true or not. I have always heard that to know if the Church was true or not, it was by the Book of Mormon. So, I chose to put it to the test. One night I prayed about it and I did not receive an answer. And so, knowing that I did not receive an answer not the same as receiving a No for an answer, I asked again the following night. This went on for a while until one night, I just had this impression come to me "You already know it is true." Since then, I have stayed with my impression. I still pray and ask Heavenly Father for answers to my questions and sometimes He answers quickly, and sometimes He makes me wait and/or work for the answer. When that happens, the answer becomes even more sweeter then I would have imagined it to be. 

How I live my faith

Currently I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In doing so, I invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel by faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repent, Baptism, Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Endure to the End. Before being a missionary, I helped out with the church members where I lived by visiting others, helping out missionaries by teaching others with them, and also by helping out with activities. I try to always remember to live the life that Jesus would want me to live, and also become the person that God would want me to become. And by remembering that, I try to become a little better each day. I still fall short, yet I know that by the grace of Jesus Christ, I am able to repent big word for "change" and become a little better, a little kinder and a little bit more like Him.