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Hi I'm Jaynie

I'm a mother, grandmother, and pediatric nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a mother of three grown/married children, I am now enjoying the wonderful title of 'grandma'. I work full-time as a registered nurse in many different units of the pediatric hospital as a 'float' nurse. I enjoy music, reading and I love the outdoors. Lately I've starting running and will participate in a half -marathon in a few weeks (hopefully I'll finish in the vertical position!). I have volunteered and worked in my children's schools, and enjoyed being a cub scout leader. I also enjoy helping others and participating in community service projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert to the Mormon faith. As a teenager, my Protestant faith didn't answer all my questions. I wanted to know my purpose in life, what happens after life and what happens to those who don't get the chance to hear about the gospel of Jesus Christ. After a family move to another part of the country, I became friends with young women who were clean, pure and happy to be that way. I was intrigued and wanted to know more. I am blessed to this day to have found this faith as it has given me great happiness. This faith encourages eternal family relationships, explains the worth of every soul and how those who have died before hearing the gospel can be redeemed. This faith made sense and it changed my heart. I am now a better Christian and I can say that I know that He lives and loves us beyond anything we can imagine. The Mormon faith teaches the words of Christ from the Bible and the Book of Mormon (another Testament of Christ) and answers the questions to many of life's questions. Despite some trials in my life, this faith has taught me that through Christ I can be strengthened, have hope and peace.

How I live my faith

I love participating in my local church activities. I've done everything from community service to taking in meals or helping families with new babies, illness or funerals. I currently organize and direct the music in our Sunday meeting which involves partaking of the sacrament - a reminder of the atoning sacrifice of our Savior and our opportunity to repent and come unto him. I also play the piano in the women's organization. I visit three women on a monthly basis to cheer, uplift and inspire them. Sometimes it's the other way around and I am the one who is inspired by them! I love the way our congregation rushes to help others in their time of need. I know how wonderful that feels because I have been the recipient of that loving service as well. What I love about this Mormon religion is that it involves faith in action, which I have come to realize is not performed with pride, but with a loving, compassionate heart. No one in our church is paid for their service, which tells me that the members of this faith do these things out of love for our Savior and mankind. The Mormon faith helps me to be like Jesus, to be an example of the believers and to be a better disciple.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

The purpose of life is to live so that we can return to live with God and Jesus Christ. In order to do so, we came to this earth to get a physical body. Our life here is a learning, growing experience which involves great happiness as well as challenges to test us. We have the opportunity to choose what we do and who we will become. We can also be reunited eternally with family members. Show more Show less