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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in England, not far from the beautiful Lake District. I'm a mother and grandmother, and I'm a teacher.

About Me

I'm an active LDS Church member. I'm a grand mother to three wonderful grandsons, two wonderful grand daughters, and four awesome step grand daughters and four equally awesome step grand sons. I love to do card making and scrap booking. I'm a Primary School Teacher by profession, but only do the occasional day supply teaching, mostly I work nights in an old peoples retirement home. I love to visit my grand children whenever I can. I visit my grand sons in Canada, about once a year.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a 'Mormon' in 1978, as a single parent, I gained a testimony that it was true. I investigated the Church after two young missionaries knocked on my door, one cold February night. I liked the sound of their accents, they reminded me of a Canadian guy that I had met on a blind date, and whom I was writing to and looking forward to him come and visit in April. However, I looked into Church, listened to what the missionaries had to say. I liked what they taught me what they said made sense, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle fitting together. Questions about religion, that I'd pondered about growing up. I was brought up a Roman Catholic, so I'd always had a 'faith' in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. The teachings of the Church just helped to make everything more clear. I attended a huge Conference in Preston, I think it was, and the spirit that I felt there overwhelmed me. I just KNEW what they were teaching was from God, and that this Church was GOOD. They did a lot of good in the world. By the fruits ye shall know whether it is good or bad. I remember saying to the missionaries after that conference, that I would like to be baptised. They were shocked and overjoyed, all at the same time. I've never looked back since. Just once, I almost fell away from the Church. A couple of months, just after I'd joined I met a young man called Billy, who tried to talk me out of being a Mormon. I remember thinking, if I stay with Billy, and leave the Church, what will I gain, a live in boyfriend who might leave in couple of years. OR, a life time membership in a Religion that taught only good, It had the BEST organization for children, youth, and adults that is second to none. I wanted the BEST for my two boys. I've never looked back, I can count on two hands the number of Sundays I've missed in my church life time, of 33 years. I later remarried, my husband is now a Bishop, and both my sons have served missions and married two lovely girls in the Temple.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through daily prayers and personal and 'family' prayer and scripture study with my husband. I'm attend church every week, where I am the Primary President, that means I help plan teach and co-ordinate the Sunday School lessons for the eighteen months to twelve year old children. We have regular activity days throughout the year too, such as Christmas parties, Easter Egg Hunts, a trip to the Zoo, service projects and lots of other 'fun' days. I am also the Ward Temple trip co-ordinator, As a ward, we attend the temple about once a month, where we perform vicarious works for our ancestors. I am also a visiting teacher. I have a companion who comes with me and we visit four or five 'sisters' each month, tending to their spiritual and temporal needs. At the moment I am working on a scrapbook, with all my child hood memories written in it. I intend to make two, for each set of grand children. As time goes on I will add my journal entries from over the years, making an 'abridgement' of my journals. Our church encourages us to keep daily journals, so that we can pass on our thoughts, feelings and lessons we've learned in life to our grandchildren. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, It has given me a sense of purpose in my life, it has given me a closer relationship with my Heavenly Father, he is my friend, my mentor, my guide and my inspiration, He cheers me up when I feel down and He's ALWAYS there whenever I need him, he's always a prayer away.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jane
Of course we're Christians, we believe in Jesus Christ totally. We believe in Christ, we hope in Christ, we teach of Christ. He is our Lord, our King, our Councillor, our Savoir, our Redeemer, our teacher, our friend. OUR Church is HIS Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. We close our prayers, in and through the name of Jesus Christ. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ, WE follow his teachings and counsel, he is the very cornerstone of our religion! We pray and worship in His name, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. We celebrate Christmas and Easter just like any other Christian religion! Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jane
We don't take harmful substances into our body because we believe that our body is a temple. It is a precious gift from God, which should be taken proper care of. This 'Health Law' is known as the Word of Wisdom. The scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago. The substances we abstain from areTobacco, Alcohol, Coffee and Tea, and illegal drugs. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jane
The Church does NOT practise polygamy. If any member of our Church is found to be practising poygamy they are ex-communicated. At times, throughout history, the Lord has commanded His people to practise plural marriage, such as Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon. In this dispensation, the Lord asked some of the early Saints to practise plural marriage. The Prophet Joseph Smith and those closest to him, were challenged by this command, but they obeyed it. A lot of the Latter Day men had been sent to war, leaving a lot widows behind in the early Church. The early Saints were commanded the Saints to marry them, and take care of these widows etc. These marriages were performed through the sealing power of the priesthood. In 1890, President Woodruff received a revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease plural marriage. Show more Show less