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Hi I'm Jeannette

I'm a Mormon. I'm a mother of five grown children and a grandmother. I have been a school teacher and even a rancher.

About Me

I have taught preschool, 1st grade, 4th grade, community college, and helped children with speech problems. For about ten years I raised cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens in Missouri. Our family also built and lived in an Earthship, for about five years, which was totally off the grid. I obtained my Masters in Education when I was 56 years old. I enjoy my family, gardening, singing in the choir, playing the piano and organ, attending live theatre, sewing, cooking, teaching, and learning.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, so very much. His Atonement brings me peace, joy, and hope. Knowing that I'm a spirit daughter of Heavenly Parents gives me my sense of worth. The temple gives me an eternal perspective and the priesthood sealing power binds me with family eternally..

How I live my faith

I love to serve in my community and in my church. I have been a Girl Scout Troop leader, a Den Mother, and a political activist, working for candidates who were honest, good, and wise. I have served all ages in my church from nursery to youth to adults from teaching to organizing.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

In the October 7, 1979 Salt Lake Tribune (A17), an interesting article, "Statisticians Mull Book of Mormon," was published: "A computer analysis on the content of the orignial 'Book of Mormon' indicat[ed] that the Mormon scripture was not the work of just one man, but the work of dozens. . . The research by Alvin C. Rencher, statistics professor at Mormon Church -owned Brigham Young University, and Wayne A Larsen, Eyring Research Center statistician, was reported Friday. . . . Three different methods of wordprint analysis were used, all showing that there were many authors. One analysis indicated the 'odds against a single author exceeded 100 billion to one.' Rencher said the study involves analyzing the frequency of non-contextual words, such as 'for,' 'it,' 'as' and 'which.' Different authors develop different patterns in the frequency use of such words, patterns not related to the context of the material, the researchers said.'" Show more Show less