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Hi I'm Jo

I'm from the Philippines, a career mother of two and is blessed to be a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just a simple woman with a very practical mind. I enjoy doing arts and crafts. I once taught a craft for kids summer class. I'm a mother of two, a boy and a girl. I love having them in my life. I work for the city government and tried hard to find quality time with my kids. I have a penchant for cooking and mixing ingredients that's not in the recipe (unusual, though it may seemed! ;=) ) Just what's in the cupboard would suffice. I got two degrees: one in education and another in law (though in my field of work I haven't had the chance to use both, tsk! tsk!) Well, I take life as it comes and am very optimistic on challenges. I am the person who wills to dare and do the risk. I talk too much, that's what my sister says ;=), but I do love to listen. So, if you need a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on, you can count on me. I'll be your friend, mother, sister rolled into one.

Why I am a Mormon

My father died when I was 10. I know deep down then that we'll be together again. I never shed a tear though I was not a member of the Church then. I didn't look until two of my sisters were converted to the Church. That's when I knew, this is what I've been missing in my life -the knowledge that families can be together forever. I have been sealed with my parents in the temple and I know, I'm gonna see my father once again if I'll do my best to be worthy of God's graces and endure to the end. The Church had and I know will always be my guiding star to help me return back to my Heavenly Father's presence someday in that place of never ending happiness.

How I live my faith

My visiting teachers are both grandmothers. Yet, even in the prime of their lives, they find time to be with me and teach me the Gospel of Jesus Christ every month. I always admire people who is committed and find time to be with someone they love. And I love them both and always looked forward to their visits. Me, I live my faith by giving myself to callings bestowed on me. I always find it a blessing in my life and somehow I become who I am now because of the challenges that shape me. In my seventeen years in the Church, I had taught the young women class, the youth Sunday School, the single adults Sunday School, the adults Sunday School and the women's organization of the Church class. Currently, I serve in the women's organization in our Stake and find it a challenge to train leaders who are older, wiser and pioneers of the Church. But, I love every moment of my calling. I've been in this calling for the past five years and it never gets close to being a routine. Every ward is an inspiration, every leader is a creation and every member is beauty. In our last stake activity, I organized a celebration of staging many nations. It was one wonderful moment where every sister got the chance to show their talent in singing, acting, dancing, modelling and everything that comes in between. I am looking forward to next year's event and celebration.