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Hi I'm Janell

I love the gospel and I love to live the gospel! I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a young newly-wed with a bubbly buoyant personality and a great big heart! I was born and raised in land of the Long White Cloud, formally known as New Zealand. I moved to Australia when I was 11 years old, 8 years later my wonderful husband found me fresh out of high school after which we were married and sealed in the Temple. I'm a childcare worker and have the privilege of working with little precious spirits every day. I enjoy nurturing, loving and helping them discover this magnificent world around them as they learn and grow. Children are my life and even though I don't have any of my own just yet, I have such a burning desire to enfold myself around them and really understand who these little ones are! I do not wish to have a great career, I come from a beautiful big family and all I want is a big family of my own, so I can raise my children in the gospel to understand who they really are and be sealed with them together forever!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. This is the only life I have ever known and I am extremely grateful it is the right one! The Church and its teachings simply make me happy! Everything I do in my life is focused around Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know they are real as sure as I know...that I have a hand! I have a strong unshakeable testimony which I cannot deny. I know where I came from, I know why I am here on this earth and I know where I am going after this life. I know when I pray that I am not talking to thin air, I am talking to God, who is listening to everything I say and is happy to hear from me. I know He wants to bless me because I know He loves me. The Church has taught me great truths and this knowledge has strengthened my desire to love the gospel, its leaders and its head, Jesus Christ. I have a happy, wonderful, fulfilling life because of this knowledge and because I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am dedicated to doing all that the Lord has commanded me! I keep the sacred promises I have made with Him and I am obedient to His commandments and His teachings! As I follow the perfect example of Jesus Christ, I also try to be an example to those around me by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, living righteously, being honest and true, being kind and loving, being selfless and charitable. By doing this I am allowing His spirit to be with me and I am able to be an instrument in His hands, helping those around me to feel of His love also. Heavenly Father has blessed me to be bubbly, joyful and happy so that I can uplift those around me and they can be happy too! My calling in my ward is a Relief Society teacher, where I have the opportunity to help other sisters like me learn more about the principles of the gospel, how to live those principles and learn from each others shared experiences! It is a wonderful opportunity for me to serve and show my love to others!