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Hi I'm Jana

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 45 years. We have 5 children and 1 grandchild. Most of my married life I was a stay-at-home mom. I now work at an elementary school, running the library. I love to read. My husband and I try to read together for fun at least once a week. I love crafts of all kinds, especially sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting. I have worked with 8 to 11 year old scouts for 31 years, since my own sons were Cubs.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all my Life. As I see people around me have problems in their lives, I am thankful I have the teachings of the Church to help guide me. Not that I have never had challenges. Quite the contrary. But my faith in, and dependence on the Savior has helped me be able to deal with the challenges which have been mine to bear. I know that Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ live, and that they know and love me, and are aware of me and the challenges that I face. I know that as I try to follow them each day and seek their guidance in prayer I can be lead to make wise decicions and be given the help and comfort I need. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that it is another testimony of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Many years ago I was faced with a situation that forced me to make the hardest decision I have ever had to make. I don't think I have ever spent so much time on my knees crying and praying so much in a short period of time before or since. When I made the choice, I felt that Heavenly Father told me that it would be worth it. Over the years there have been times when I questioned my decision, when I cried angrily to Father that "Right now it's not worth it". But when I stopped crying and listened with my heart, I always received the calming assurance that things would be ok, I just had to hold on and "wait on the Lord". Slowly, but surely I am recognizing more fully the hand in the Lord in my life and the lives of others and seeing how the path that others in my family have taken are now leading them back to the Savior, something many years ago I was promised would happen, but couldn't see how it could or ever would happen. I learned that sometimes you just have to place your burdens at the Saviors feet and walk away. It's not easy to do, but sometimes it's the only way to survive and find peace.

How I live my faith

I have had just about every calling in the church a woman can have, from teaching in the nursery to teaching the womens group. I have been a Cub Scout leader for all age groups and an asisstant Scout Master working with the new 11 year old scouts and being on the Scout Committee. I have worked with the 12-18 year old girls. I am presently the Scout Committee Chairman. Along with my husband, I visit with and watch over with several families, being friends and helping them as needed. We call ourselves a ward family and try to look after each other as we would our own families. We also are involved with community activities and reach out and serve our neighbors and friends around us.