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Hi I'm Jane Anne

I live in Atlantic Canada. I enjoy genealogy and family history. I'm a mother or four and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 49, a wife (just celebrated our 30th anniversary) and a mother of four. I love my children and their individual personalities. They each bring something special to our family. I absolutely love to hear them laughing and enjoying each other's company - that would be one of my very favouite things. I have two sons-in-law who also add to the fun. I am a grandmother to one very sweet little girl. She makes us all smile and makes our lives even richer. I enjoy working on my family history and helping others by indexing for the Church and transcribing records for local genealogy associations. My professional life included co-owning and operating a newspaper, co-owner/operator of a restaurant, polictical organizer for four of the 10 Canadian provinces, and several other fun and interesting jobs. I love to work, enjoy learning and feel like every job or service is another opportunity to learn. I feel like each job is worthy of my best efforts, time and energy. I love to travel, my favourite place so far is Greece. I'm a fan of classical music, opera, broadway and groups/musicians such as Charlotte Church, Josh Groban and Liberia. I like to read, play squash and bake.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church when I was seven. I appreciate their decision and for the first few years I followed their example and lived a happy childhood. There comes a time when each person must decide for themselves whether or not they are converted to the gospel. I know that I always felt happy with my life and comfortable with how we lived. My parents were very committed to the gospel and that was the best example for me. When I was younger I had an experience that truly confirmed my beliefs and brought me to a knowledge - as opposed to just a belief - of the truthfulness of what I had lived all my life. Some people just seem to know it's true but for me, probably because it was a way of life, I took it for granted. Put in a situation where I needed to defend my beliefs really confirmed to me that I really did have a testimony that Christ lives, that Joseph Smith really did all that he said he did, that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and was meant for us today. It was a great blessing to know - really know - that all of those things were and are true. It has been an amazing and happy life, that is not to say that there haven't been trials and challenges but knowing what I know has made all of those bumps along the way easier to deal with and overcome. So why am I a Mormon - because it is true, because it has afforded me great peace, happiness and blessings. It is my rock, my strength and inspires in me the desire to do what is right.

How I live my faith

I have spent many years serving in various organizations. I was a teacher in our women's organization, our youth group and our children's program. I served as President in each of those groups as well. It has been a huge learning experience that was both practical and spiritual. I learned so many useful skills that helped me in everyday life such as public speaking, organization, leadership, understanding, patience and compassion. I have learned to rely on the Lord for direction in those responsibilites, learned how to pray and listen for answers that have always come. I experienced the blessing of being made equal to the task I was assigned and know that those blessings came from God. Serving in the church has taught me how to love and appreciate others, to be aware of their needs and want to do what I can to make them happy. My greatest desire is to live as Christ lived, to remember his example and follow Him. I try my best to be kind to everyone I meet and be an example for good.