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Hi I'm Jean

I cherish my time with friends and family. I will read and listen to music until I turn blue. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in the mid-west the majority of my life. I have 6 children, 26 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren, going on 31 great grandchildren; which includes their spouses. I like to garden, watch birds, walk my dog, and I like to play the piano. I love music. My family, as well as the gospel, bring me the greatest joy in life. Which I enjoy because of the unique teachings of the LDS church, teaching that both of them can be eternal.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 18, my friend Naida Smith invited me to the Mormon youth activities, we had a ball. I would always remember the fun we had, but never read the Book of Mormon and moved on with my life. 8 years later, I was married with 3 children. I felt that my children needed a church to be a part of, so I started searching. Missionaries brought the Book of Mormon to me. When I read it, it spoke to me, and I knew it was the word of God. Since there was no Mormon church where I was living, I was reluctant to join. On a labor day weekend, I witnessed a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a father of 3 young children. As I sat in my car, watching them clean up the accident and remove the body, the Holy Spirit spoke to me, saying "It's not for you to choose the times and seasons". I knew from this, that I recieved a testimony of the truthfulness of this church, and was baptized a week later. From that day forward, my life has been a series of happy and joyful miracles, that has brought me closer to my Savior.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the Savior's teachings for happiness, by loving my Heavenly Father, and loving and serving my fellow man. Church and temple attendance are the highlights of my week. I play the organ at church so we can all sing praises to our God. I do the "small and simple things" that strengthen my testimony everyday, which include studying the scriptures, and praying.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

We need to be baptized by the proper priesthood authority, because "no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron" (Hebrews 5:14). The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name, which adult male members of our church have the opportunity of holding. Baptism done by the proper authority, will be an eternal blessing for us to continue our progression in this life and the next. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Our Heavenly Father loves His children so much, that He has called missionaries to preach His gospel all over the world. People who listen, read and pray sincerely about the Book of Mormon, come to know by the power of the Holy Ghost, that the Lord's church has been restored. How then, can we not be a part of this wonderful cause? Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, we love the Bible for the valuable information that it gives us, about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. It encompases wonderful information about the creation, fall of Adam and Eve, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It promises us a "new world" to look forward to, living with Christ. Show more Show less