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Hi I'm Jann

I am a stay at home mom, with six children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest in my family. I have nine brothers and sisters. My brother Craig became interested in magic and juggling as a teenager. I always admired him, so I learned how to juggle too. We helped pay for college by performing for others. I love to read and spend time with family and friends. My family is very important to me. I have a daughter that is Autistic. She is a wonderful example to me and her siblings. Even when things are hard for her, she tries her best and always smiles. Our family loves music. I play the piano a little, and my husband plays the viola. Two of our daughters play the viola also and participate in a local youth symphony. Three of my children are learning to play the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon, and they taught me about the gospel. When I was a teenager, I decided I wanted to find out for myself if the Book of Mormon was true. My mother was the curator of a local museum, and at times she would have me come and work so she could run errands. Some days no one came into the museum. On one such day, it was cold outside, and I was alone in the museum. I started reading the Book of Mormon for the first time by myself. I knelt down in the small museum office and asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. A warm feeling came over me and I started to cry. I knew it was true. Through out the years this testimony has been confirmed over and over. Being a Mormon has been the best thing in my life. The things I have learned from the Book of Mormon and the church have brought me great joy and blessings. I have a family that is striving to make good decisions. My life would be so different without the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I am thankful everyday that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have the wonderful privilege to work with the teenage girls in my ward. This week, I was able to go to youth conference with them. With over 100 kids age 14-18, they hauled tires and car parts out of a stream bed that had been contaminated. They pulled out 83 tires, and many other car parts, then carried them about a quarter of a mile through the woods to the dump trucks. What is remarkable is that the kids worked in 100+ degree weather, without complaint. They were amazing. Seeing young people giving service gives me hope for the future. Every Wednesday, I get to teach and have fun with wonderful teenagers. I love working with them and seeing them grow and learn and serve.