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Hi I'm Luci Jones

I grew up in the small town of Oakley, Idaho. I 'm one of eight children. I am the mother of 6 children and grandmother of 26.

About Me

I am now 64 years old. I have enjoyed being the mother to six wonderful children and watching them become adults and parents. My first husband died in an accident when I was 43. I was a single mother for four years, and then married my current husband, who also has six children. We are now enjoying retirement by serving wherever we can. The past two years we have taught English in China at the Shandong University Medical campus in Jinan, China. I cannot imagine having missed this opportunity. I thank the China Teachers Program of B.Y.U. for choosing us to teach at Shandong University. The experiences in China, and with my students, has changed my life and my view of our entire universe. We have so much to be grateful for everyday. I love to read, and go for walks, and go camping in the beautiful Rainier Park in Washington. I love to do genealogy work and help others search for their ancestors. My husband and I have been temple ordinance workers for 3 years and are now preparing to leave on a mission to Huancayo, Peru. We will be 10,000 feet up in the Andes. Our mission will be working in the archives preserving records for the Family History Department of our church. We will be photographing birth, marriage, and death records, which will then be digitized and available online for anyone to access at familysearch.org. We are excited to live among the humble people of Peru and learn their language and learn of their customs and ancestry.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. I have been grateful all of my life for the blessing of growing up learning the principles of happiness and joy from the time of I was an infant. I am ever so thankful for my dear mother, who taught me to be a good person and love all people. She had many challenges because my father was an alcoholic. She didn't always get to attend church with us, but she taught us to be faithful and learn all we could about how to be honest and decent and care for others. Her example has been the greatest influence in my life. I love life, mostly because of what I learned from my mother. She had eight children amid all of her trials, and we are all so thankful for her sacrifices to raise us properly. She is why I am a Mormon! She deserves all the credit and blessings.

How I live my faith

I sincerely love all people everywhere and love meeting new people. I like to help people and be of service, even though at my age, sometimes I wish I could do more. I try to be kind and considerate in all situations, because wherever we may go, many people are suffering with issues that bring a lot of stress. We all need to be tolerant and patient with others. We never know how much a person may be hurting inside, even though it appears that everything is okay, on the surface. The world needs more people who show love and concern. We may all be different in lots of ways, but we all need love and respect. I like to greet strangers with a smile and a kind word. Sometimes people seem very surprised that a stranger will take the time to greet them, so I always enjoy that experience. I try to find ways to be of help to others. I think that is important, no matter what religion you are, or what you believe. We are all needy when it comes to kindness and love.