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Hi I'm Jayne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in West Virginia, the oldest of 7 children. I met my husband at BYU while getting my bachelor's degree in Child Development & Family Relations. We have been married for 34 years. We have 7 children and 4 grandchildren. We only have one child left at home and another who is home from college during the summers. I've been substituting in preschool for 10 years. I started exercising when my last child started school. I spend 30 minutes on my elliptical 5 days a week. I play the piano and the organ. I enjoy reading, puzzles, counted cross stitch, and calling or visiting my grown children.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church when I was six. We lived in an area with very few members of the church. I started playing the piano in church when I was 12. When I was 16, our little congregation finally got a chapel with an organ. My dad bought an organ for our home & paid for me to take lessons since no one knew how to play the organ. There were only about 8 members of our faith in my high school of 2500. We had to be strong to stay committed to what we believed was right. My testimony has continued to grow over the years & has helped me through hard times. I know with all my heart that there is life after death & that our loved ones who have died still live & exist & that we can see them again some day. This brings me such peace of mind. I know that our Heavenly Father knows each of us & is mindful of us & our trials. I know He answers prayers and will comfort, strengthen & guide us in our every day lives.

How I live my faith

I read the Book of Mormon & pray every day. It helps me feel the Spirit & remember what's important in life. I frequently have opportunities to serve others by giving rides, running errands, providing food for funerals or the sick, or simply visiting. Most of my service in the church has been playing the piano or working with children. Lately I've been in charge of the girls youth group, which is a whole new experience for me. I teach a lesson one Sunday a month & help plan weekly activities. When we have different assignments at church that seem beyond our comfort zone at first, the Lord helps us to develop the skills & abilities we need. We gain experience in teaching, speaking in front of people, and leadership skills. This in turn helps us at work, at home & in the community.