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Hi I'm Joan

I'm a Mormon. Convert as of 30 years. I'm a hairstylist of 29 years. I enjoy genealogy and family activities.

About Me

I am a mother of six children, three mine and 3 step-children. I worked for a large corporation for 15 years then decided to do something more creative. This brings me to hairstyling. I enjoy meeting and talking to people of diverse backgrounds and the opportunity to learn of their cultures and share mine with them. While working for UAL, we had many opportunities to do special events for less fortunate children in the Head Start Program. It afforded them the chance to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving. We did fund raisers to send terminally ill children and their families to Disney Land and other choice places as their last wish. My hobbies include genealogy and putting together my family histories.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a member of a former religion for 45 years. Always had many unanswered questions until I met a special pair of missionaries. I was not always willing to listen but at this time as I listened, I received answers to my lifetime questions. The missionaries asked me to pray about the answers I had received and when I did, the Holy Ghost testified to me of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. At this time, I knew I had found the answers to my prayers and what I had been searching for since I was a small child.

How I live my faith

My mother was a very good example as I was growing up. At Christmas time and other holidays she always made baskets of food and clothing for families she had found who needed the necessities to make the day special. As I became active in my new found church, the ideas I learned as a child were second nature to serve and care for others. As a visiting teacher, we are assigned a number of families who we visit and take a gospel message to monthly. If any of the families has temporal or spiritual needs, we make sure that those needs are met. I enjoy the interaction with the young and older people in the ward. I have had leadership and teaching callings in the church. Before I was a member, I was not able to stand before a group of people and give a talk. Our children are taught to recite scriptures and give talks when they are two or three years old and it becomes easier for them to speak before others. As a leader or part of an activity group, I have planned dinners for groups as large as 600 persons. I have served in community assignments such as the homeless mission, women shelters and housing for families of patients who come to our city for hospital treatment.