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Hi I'm Jeanine

I am a daughter of God. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born of goodly parents. I am 4th of 8 children. I grew up in Utah. I served a mission to South Africa. I married my eternal companion. I received a 2-year degree in accounting. I have 5 children. I am a stay at home mom. I have come to enjoy being a taxi as I hear lots about my children's day in the car rides. I enjoy volunteering at the different schools my children attend. I have lived in NE for almost nine years. I love it and the good people here. I love nature. I love sunrises and sunsets. I love to study the scriptures, written long ago, and the scriptures that come from our prophets and apostles today. I look forward to watching and listening to them speak in the April and October General Conferences. Something is always spoken just for me, an answer to my prayer, and what I need at that time. I, like the little red hen, grind my own wheat and make my own bread. I rarely buy store bought. Being prepared physically and spiritually is important to me. I love music but I am not musically inclined. I must have just passed it on to my children, who are very musically talented.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I like who I am when I live the gospel of Jesus Christ. My faith is strengthened each time I choose to be obedient. Life can be challenging but I see the Lord's tender mercies/blessings along the way to help me accomplish my goals/tasks/trials at hand. When I seek to do His will I receive help to become who Heavenly Father wants me to be. I am grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ for showing the way and making it possible to repent, change, improve, and become a better person. Another reason I am a Mormon is because I found out for myself as a teenager. I was asked if I knew for myself if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, if he did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the Scared Grove in the spring of 1820. I had been taught it all my life and I had ancestors that were a part of the early beginnings of the church but no, I did not know for myself. I decided to find out. I sat at my kitchen table where I started with prayer and asked to know if what I would read was true. I read from Joseph Smith-History and his account of following the council given in James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom ask of God". Joseph Smith had wanted to know which church to join so he asked God. Joseph had gone to a grove of trees to pray. As he prayed, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appearing to Joseph Smith; at this point in my reading I received my answer through the Holy Ghost, a strong overwhelming feeling, and I knew that yes, Joseph Smith did see God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ and through future revelations he restored the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth in these latter days. I am grateful for prayer and receiving my answer. I did not have the same experience as Joseph Smith, but I know for myself that it is true. If you want to know if these things are true ask God, He was there.

How I live my faith

Last July I was asked to lead the music for the children during their singing time on Sunday. I accepted with faith. I was overwhelmed and knew my musical abilities to be extremely limited. I could relate to the widow from the story in Mark 12:41-43. I had only two small and simple mites to give musically but I was willing to give it all as the widow had. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve as a chorister. I found D&C 112:10 to be true, “Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answers to thy prayers.” I live my faith daily in small and simple ways such as: Morning and evening prayers by myself, with my husband, and as a family Daily scripture study individually and with my family Attending the temple weekly Family Home Evenings on Monday nights Dinner as a family Keeping the Sabbath day holy Family history work Serving others-being an instrument in the Lord's hands Sharing the gospel with others and sharing those things that have blessed me and my family such as food storage Repentance Asking for forgiveness Forgiving others Seeing the good in others and learning from them Working to have my weaknesses become my strengths Listening, understanding, and loving more Listening to the Holy Ghost for direction in my life Following the prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson Being faithful and obedient I find peace, happiness, and joy as I focus on my faith in Jesus Christ and His Gospel.