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Hi I'm Jane Hamm

I live in MillCreek Washington. I am a wife, a mother of 5 children, and a grandmother to 13 grandchildren. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married now for 35 years! I am a mother to 5 grown children, all of which now live in our state of Washington. I am fortunate to have 13 grandchildren, all under the age of 9. When the family gets together it is a little crazy, but we work to create memories and bonding experiences with these little people. I love our family reunions, traditions and hugs! For me, Grandmothering is truely a fruit of parenthood, and can I just say that it feels kind of magical. I desire to be a strength to my family, such that my faith might flow into the hearts of my children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon, the middle child of 7 children. My mother passed away suddenly when I was 11, and then my father died suddenly as well, a short 11 months later. I remember awakening one morning, and feeling an emptiness as I recalled my sad situation. That thought of loss, was quickly replaced by a sweet physical presence as if upon my shoulder. A feeling of love and peace came upon me, and I knew it was from my Heavenly Father. I was able to move forward from that day, happy, and with a light in my life which reflected my knowledge that I had a Heavenly Father, and that He cared. I truely believe the scripture found in the New Testament, book of John, "I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you." In my extremity He had come to me. As I have grown up in years, I have learned to Come Unto Him. I have discovered the enabling power of my Savior's atonement in my life. As I have had a need for healing, and help to overcome challenges, I have learned to recognize the healing balm of His atonement literally "at work" in my life. It was as a young adult that I began a serious study of the Book of Mormon. As I read, a witness of the truth of that Book filled my soul. Throughout my life, as I have continued to read regularly from this book, and other scripture, certain passages have entered my heart with power, touching me, facilitating positive change in my life. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. I know that he has a son, Jesus Christ who served an important mission on this earth. I know that they live today, ready and waiting for us to make room for them in our hearts. I know that there is purpose to this mortal life, and that they have authored a plan of happiness for us as their children upon this earth. I have come to understand that plan, and know it to be the way back to our Heavenly Home. I feel that it is because of this knowledge that I find hope amid challenges, and gratitude for each day that is mine to live.

How I live my faith

I remember being asked to serve in a leadership capacity with the women of my ward. My Bishop asked me to think and pray about whether I could accept this assignment. As I sat in our church meeting that very day, my heart was filled with an overwhelming love for the sisters I had just been asked to serve. I knew then that the Lord would sustain me in this opportunity to give in this way. This experience has typified how I have been blessed in many of my "callings", throughout my life. You truely learn to love those you serve. I have served with the youth of His church for many years, in different capacities. In one such opportunity, I was asked to teach a daily, early morning class for some years, to high school students. As I taught and interacted with these youth each morning, I felt an overwhelming sense of their goodness. I felt that I could catch a glimpse of how much their Heavenly Father loved them. This increased my desire to serve them well. As I explored the scriptures each day in my preparation, I felt lifted up and joyous! My life has been changed by my teaching seminary experience. The past three years I have served in a leadership capacity to help in the planning of the Young Women camp for our Lynnwood Stake. It has been a blessing to be in wilderness settings, surrounded by women, and young women who love the Lord. Currently my Husband serves in a ward that is for Young Adults. I get to be there also, and it is pretty amazing. I am in awe of these Young Adults, and love getting to know and them, and seeing them exhibit great leadership as they serve one another. My day begins and ends with personal and family prayer. I engage in daily scripture study. I want my life to reflect His goodness, and pray for that daily, repenting and hopefully improving such that I might be an instrument in His hands.