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Hi I'm Janet

I grew up in Southern California. I am a computer scientist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of 33 years, mother of 6 children and grandmother of 4. I love to knit and make things for others, especially my family and charity. I graduated from college with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and work full-time for a software company as a Services Architect. I love teaching - my family, at church, and at work. I enjoy reading many different types of books and have since I started reading at age 5. I grew up in a rural area near a lake and love swimming. I now live in a small town and love taking my family to the library each week, exploring the local areas and spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Catholic church and attended a Catholic all-girls junior/senior high school. I loved reading the scriptures and my grandmother left me her King James version of the Bible when she died - I was 13. I read it cover to cover and wanted to know more. I asked many questions in my school religion classes, but many of them the Catholic church was unable to answer. I knew there had to be answers, so started to attend other churches with my Christian youth group. I was unable to find those answers. I married and started my family. My husband was raised Morman, but wasn't active when we met. After starting our family, he wanted to start attending church again so gave them our contact information to the local congregation. He asked if it would be okay for some elders to come over to the house. I said that would be fine. That week the Morman Missionaries came tracking through our apartment complex and I knew they were called elders. I thought they were the ones my husband was talking about, so invited them in! They arranged to come back later that evening and began to answer all my questions. After reading the Book of Mormon and recieving a confirmation of it truthfulness, I was baptized and a year later sealed to my husband and oldest daughter in the Los Angeles temple for time and all eternity. I am so grateful to be part of a forever family!

How I live my faith

I am active in my ward (local congregation) and have loved teaching the nursery (18 months - 3 years) and primary (3 - 11 years) children numerous times. I have learned so much from them that has helped me teaching my children and teaching in my work. I love visiting teaching the sisters that I am responsible for in my ward. Some of my best friendships have developed through this marvelous program. In addition to teach the women of my ward now, I am also a Cub Scout den leader for the Bears. I love teaching all ages. It is so rewarding to see the boys faces when they are learning about the many topics we cover. Some of my callings (we are asked to serve in various 'jobs' referred to as callings in the church) have challenged me and caused me to learn and grow in ways I didn't think possible. I have learned so much, helped others, and become more confident in my abilities.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Having an eternal marriage and family are so important to me. I have learned that you can overcome anything by commiting to work together for your marriage and family. I have the most amazing husband who has taught me so much and whom I enjoy being with. I look forward to spending eternity with him and my children. Now that is my idea of heaven! Show more Show less