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Hi I'm Janine

I love to travel and learn new things. I'm single with great family and friends. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just went on my first cruise to New England & Canada. Italy is my favorite country to visit. Perhaps it is because of my Italian family background. Or maybe because the food is so yummy! I grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Utah, and have lived in Arizona for the past 15 years. I love animals and I have two cats that allow me to live with them. :-) I enjoy watching old black and white movies and "I Love Lucy" reruns. I enjoy reading mysteries and biographical/historical books. I am a little bit of a ham and actually like speaking in public. And I am learning more about my new interest of digital photo restoring and editing.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon when I was 15 years old. I had heard of the Mormon faith through being an Osmond fan. The Church had a TV special about families that I watched with my mom. We ordered the brochure offered at the end of the program. A few weeks afterward, the missionaries called to ask if they could visit. Although they weren't interested, my parents allowed the missionaries over because I wanted to know more. I felt the truthfulness if the gospel message immediately. It felt like I had heard it before. When I started attending Church meetings, I met other young folks also learning about the gospel. Getting to know them made it easier to attend Church by myself. Since then, I’ve learned so much about Jesus Christ, the atonement, and all the blessings of living the gospel. I attended Brigham Young University – a great accomplishment for a girl raised in Newark, New Jersey. It was such a great opportunity to study the scriptures and Church history from such great teachers. I’ve been able to grow as a person by fulfilling different callings throughout the years. I’ve learned to be a teacher, to be teachable, to be compassionate, to be organized, and to work with others.

How I live my faith

I strive to be the best Christ-like person I can be each day. Life gets very busy and sometimes it’s easier to go to sleep without reading scriptures or saying prayers. But I am much better able to handle the challenges I face each day if I do take the time to focus on the important things. Each day I ask myself what I can do brighten someone’s day. Sometimes it’s by offering encouragement, sometimes laughing with them, and sometimes it’s digging in to help them complete a project. I want to live so others see the light of Christ through me. Currently I teach Sunday School for 12 year olds. I’m so impressed by their bright spirits and gospel knowledge. We talk about how the gospel really does relate to everything we do. I start each lesson by asking about the best thing that happened to them during the week. Then we discuss various gospel topics using the scriptures and video messages from lds.org. I’m grateful for Church leaders and great friends who help me strive to be closer to my Father in Heaven each day.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Janine
The message the missionaries shared when they visited my family when I was 15 years old is the same one they share today. That we are loved by our Heavenly Father who has prepared a way for us to return to him. The missionaries travel in pairs so two will visit with you to share the blessings of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Although the male missionaries are dressed in suits and the female missionaries are in dresses/skirts, you do not have to dress up to visit with them. They just want to sit with you to read and discuss the scriptures. Not only will you read from the Bible but also from the Book of Mormon. If you don't have one, they will give you one to read. They will start/end your time together with a prayer spoken from the heart (no set words). You may select one of the missionaries to say the prayer or offer it yourself. Your visit should be an uplifting one where you all can feel the peace of the Holy Spirit. The missionaries want to share the message of Jesus Christ and answer questions you may have about it. I'm grateful for all the missionaries who dedicate their time to seek those who want to learn about Jesus Christ. I know that if you open your heart, you will feel the spirit they bring with the message of the gospel. Show more Show less