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Hi I'm Jolene

I grew up in Pocatello, ID. I'm a wife, mother, nurse, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have been happily married to a wonderful man for 33 years. I have 3 wonderful, exceptional, children, and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I am a nurse and have been in the healthcare field for over 20 years. I love to read, be with children, and in the summer, be outdoors as much as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I had two loving parents who taught me gospel principles, shared their testimony of the gospel with me through their actions, and gave me a firm foundation to build my life upon. I am so grateful for their faithfulness in serving the Lord. At some point in your life you need to develop your own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and this came to me when I had a family of my own. I knew that I wanted that same firm foundation for them that my parents had given me. As I studied the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, and prayed about what I was reading and learning, the spirit bore witness to me that it was true. I developed a love for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and for my Heavenly Father. I know that I am his daughter. I know he loves me and wants me to be happy. If we live the gospel to it's fulness we can have an eternal family. How wonderful it is to know that they will always be with me. He has given us a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, to receive revelation from Him, that we might be guided and counseled while we are here on this earth. I have felt Heavenly Father's love and comfort wash over me when I pray to Him. He has answered my prayers and I never feel that I am alone. I am so grateful for the atonement provided to us by our brother, Jesus Christ. As I am not a perfect mother or wife, I am grateful that I can repent of my sins and move forward in my life. I love my family, I love the gospel. I can't imagine a day without them.

How I live my faith

I study the scriptures and pray daily. I have participated in many callings in my different wards throughout my life. The two callings that stand out the most in my mind are when I was the president of our organization for the young women, 12 to 18 years old. It is so wonderful to see them grow, learn the gospel and have the courage to live it's principles, develop their testimonies of the truthfulness of the gospel, and to know deep in their hearts that they are a child of God. They were such an amazing example to me and I treasure this time in my life. The other calling that is so precious to me is teaching the children that are three years old in our organization for younger children 3 to 11. I love these special little spirits that have so recently come from our Heavenly Father's presence. They have such a capacity to love and learn. I love to see their eyes light up and their big smiles when they have learned something new and know the answers to my questions. Even though they are young, they can also feel out Heavenly Father's spirit, and they too know that they are his children. Teaching them is a wonderful blessing!