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Hi I'm Jean Krotzer

I'm a Mormon. I was baptized when I was 19. I am the mother of 5 sons. The gospel is my strength. I am a Mormon and very happy!

About Me

I am the Cook Manager at a Junior High School. I have raised 5 sons and now have a grand daughter. I enjoy camping with friends and family, especially at the ocean. I love animals, I currently have 6 cats and 2 dogs. I love to keep my yard beautiful. Family game night is a big event in our home. We are quite competitive. I love to be outside in all seasons, I can be found doing snow sculptures when we do get snow. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love the fall and winter nights. My family gathers around our wood stove for hours of conversation and sleep.

Why I am a Mormon

I was dating a young man who was a member of the Mormon faith. I was a Catholic and about as active as a teenager can be, in other words my parents made me go to church. I did have a STRONG belief in Jesus and I did love the celebrations in the Catholic church. I especially liked the time of Easter and Christmas. I have always felt as strong connection with my Savior. I prayed to him every night. Mostly I did this because I was afraid of my house burning down, but the important thing is that I KNEW that he could and would protect me. As I grew up and moved around I often felt alone in school. Being the new kid is hard for me. Daily talks with Jesus as my 'friend' helped me through those times. Anyway back to that young man. He asked me to marry him, I said yes. My Dad who was as strong a Catholic as one can be was not upset, his words to us were; marriage is hard enough by itself, the two of us need to be the same religion. He went on to say he didn't care if we were Catholic, Mormon, or Buddhist as long as it was the same. I prayed very hard about what I should do. Without any doubt in my heart or mind I KNEW I need to take the missionary discussions and be baptized.

How I live my faith

I am currently the 1st councilor in the Young Women's organization. I work with the girls ages 12-18. As a leader I help them grow in the gospel and in the world. We take the girls camping to show them experiences some of them do not have in their families. We support each other in our sports and other after school activities. I love watching this girls grow as they are challenged in sports or performing on stage. We also teach these young ladies skill for when they are mothers, wives, and community members. At least once a month we perform a service in our area. I personally attend the local temple at least once a month. This recharges my personal battery. I love going to church on Sunday. My ward is my support and I love the hugs from my friends. I have challenged the young women to read the scriptures for 15 minutes a day (that is 1% of their day), so I am reading with them. I keep a journal of my feelings about each chapter. Only 1 of my sons is active in the church at this time so my greatest challenge is to be the example to the others.