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Hi I'm Jean

I'm a 51 year old single mom. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm the mom of two grown girls and a I'm a single parent. I recently lost my job and I had a hard time when I was laid off. I wasn't sure what direction to take, but after a lot of prayer and contemplation, I decided to go back to college full time and learn a way to serve others. I know I am now following Heavenly Father's plan for me. Life can be very uncertain but I have learned through faith that as long as I have the love of my family, of my Heavenly Father and of His Son, Jesus Christ, I will be okay. The Church has helped me so much during this time. It has been a tremendous blessing having the love and support of my church family. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have this focus in my life. I'm very grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the mormon church when I was 16 years old. After only a couple of years, I left the Church. I went through a lot in my life... failed marriages, single parenthood, and a lot of poor choices in my behavior. I felt that I had gotten so far from the Church and from my Heavenly Father that there was no way I could go back. Late last year, I met a man who had grown up in the Church. On our second date, I told him that I used to be a mormon and he told me that I still was, it didn't matter if I was an active member or not! He shared his testimony with me, he told me, "You need to know that the Church is true."  Believe it or not, that started my road back to the Church. In February of this year, after 34 years, I returned to church. It feels like coming home, it's where I belong. Having the love of my Heavenly Father and of our Lord, Jesus Christ, has made my life so much more meaningful. I live each day feeling grateful for everything that I have been blessed with. While my two daughters are not members of the Church, they have been very supportive and believe that anything that makes me this happy has to be good. Since I returned to the Church, I have accepted callings, or jobs, and I love serving others. It's something that almost all church members do and it's so important in serving the Lord. I can testify to you that our Heavenly Father loves us. He lives. The Mormon Church is the church of Jesus Christ and the gospel of Jesus Christ is our path to return to live with our Father and His Son. Heavenly Father loved me so much that He led me back to where I am now. He loved me so much that he gave me the tools and the knowledge that I needed to be happy, to be loved and to give me purpose. If it can happen for me, for my faith to become so strong and to change my life, then it can happen to anyone. My life is a miracle.

How I live my faith

On Sunday mornings, I go to worship services at 9am. There are speakers from the congregation who share their thoughts on assigned topics. At 10am, we have Sunday school, where we learn things about the gospel. We study our scriptures, both the King James Bible and the Book of Mormon. At 11am, we go on to our meeting for our women's organization. As sisters, we have lessons and discuss service projects and other meetings. I serve on the committee for this organization and a lot is decided at our monthly meetings as we plan events and activities. I enjoy being a part of this process. I am also in charge of the meal calendar for our missionaries. We pass the calendar around in our church meetings so people can sign up to have the young missionairies come to their house for dinner. It's important to us to support the missionary efforts as much as we can. It's our way of helping this message to get to as many people as possible. I have recently been called as a visiting teacher and before too long, I'll be assigned a companion and we will be assigned sisters to visit regularly. The sisters we visit may be active members or less active members. Our job as visiting teachers is to reach out, to teach a simple lesson, and to do anything we can to help a sister in need. I am really looking forward to this new experience. As I have prayed for opportunities to serve, the opportunities have come. It may seem to some that three hours of church on Sunday is a lot, but to me, it's an opportunity to worship, to be inspired by the things I hear, to learn, to be a part of something important. I love Sundays and I know that the Lord rejoices in my dedication and faith. My life is centered on the Church and that is such a blessing to me.