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Hi I'm Jan

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 40 years. We have two grown daughters who are also married and have families of their own. They have blessed us with five grandchildren two granddaughters, and three grandsons, of whom we are very proud. Some of my favorite hobbies are reading, writing, sewing, knitting, quilting, and music. I also love to cook, and I constantly am reading about foods, health and nutrition.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1976. That's easy to remember because it was our nation's bicentennial year. Two missionaries knocked on our door, and they began teaching me about the church. I was amazed at how they could support their doctrine by scripture, and it made sense to me. Finally, some of my questions I had, had answers! I learned about how the Holy Ghost can give revelation, not only to the president of the church, but to each individual in his/her own sphere of responsibility. I have recognized his voice and inspiration through thoughts and feelings over these many years.I have read the Book of Mormon several times, and believe it to be a true record. Hardly a Sunday ever goes by when I haven't been uplifted by the messages delivered over the pulpit. General Conference is a spiritual feast. We watch all the sessions. The leadership of the Church are amazing men and women, and I am proud to be associated with them, and our local members, whose testimonies are written in their daily lives. I know that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, that the Holy Spirit is real, and this is the Lord's church, just as the name says.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures every day, and enjoy taking time to really study them. Time does not always permit that, but the more time I can give to reading, the more fully rewarded I feel for the efforts expended. I also love to read books that will help me to see patterns in the scriptures which I have not discovered on my own. I have also learned that at least one personal prayer daily seems to smooth my way through the course of the day. Asking for Heavenly Father's guidance really does make a difference. Every Sunday, I attend sacrament meeting service, and play the organ to assist in worship. After sacrament meeting, we have other group meetings such as sunday school, and meetings geared to children, youth, and men and women. I love to sing, and hope to encourage our members to join voices in a choir to present music during sacrament meeting. Currently I help with the children's meetings by playing the piano for their music. Generally once a month I visit other women in their homes to leave a message, and to see if they have any concerns of which the Bishop should be aware. Speaking of the Bishop, he happens to be my husband. I think one of the most important roles I have right now is to be his support. A Bishop carries many burdens, and sometimes I can help by keeping our home a peaceful place to be.