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Hi I'm Jan

I'm a cancer survivor, I'm an attorney, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family and I love the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and we ski every weekend in the winter. I have 3 sons who also love to water ski in the summer, so we spend a lot of time on the water from June through October. I'm a musician, I started playing the piano when I was five, and also play classical organ and the guitar. Right now I'm co-writing a book with a friend when I'm not practicing law.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't imagine my life without The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church answers all my questions about the meaning of life, why I'm here on earth, where I'll go after this life, and whether I'll be with my family. I have a powerful testimony that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and that following its teachings is the only true way to find happiness in life. The priesthood power which men in the church hold, which is the authority to perform God's ordinances on earth, has blessed me to recover from a 2 year battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma that metastasized, as well as from a massive stroke. I have no doubt that I would no longer be alive if it weren't for the power of the priesthood in my life.

How I live my faith

I'm active in my neighborhood homeowner's association, coordinating social activities for members of the neighborhood. I also work regularly in my youngest son's school. I've taught Sunday School to kids from ages 3 to 18, as well as the adult Sunday School class, have studied geneaology, and have worked a lot in the organization for the teenage girls in our congregation, including 2 years as president of that organization. I love working with the youth of our church, helping them to learn the joy of providing service to others and teaching them lifetime skills that will hopefully be useful to them when they are adults. I also visit teach 2 women every month, visiting them at their homes to give a short spiritual message and see if they're in need of any kind of assistance. One of the things I love about my church is how we are "networked," and there are always people ready and willing to help in case of need. This last year when I was sick, people in my congregation brought my family meals, did our yard work, and planted a garden for us, as well as drove me to doctor's appointments because I couldn't drive myself. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the most loving community in the world.