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Hi I'm Janice.

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and retired. I converted to the Church as a teenager. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to crochet! Just about every evening you will find me "listening" to the television and crocheting. Reading and writing also make me happy as well as sewing. My husband is an adventure enthusiast. Over the last few years we have taken up snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, motorcycle riding, skiing, and RVing. We have quite a collection of helmets! I teach the three year olds at Church but mostly I think they teach me more than I teach them. Through the 39 years of our marriage we have lived in several different states and in each place the Church was our foundation and strength. I have served in many different callings where my confidence has grown and my understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ was increased. My husband and I recently retired and we are now looking forward to serving a mission for the Church. Even though I worked outside of the home for many years I always considered motherhood as my primary occupation. We have 6 children and 16 grandchildren. I love them all so much! They keep us busy and happy!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager my father was searching for a church to attend. Around the same time we took a trip from California where we had moved to Indiana to visit our family. On the way there we stopped in Salt Lake City to see the sights. We visited Temple Square. I suppose that is where Dad found out about other Church History locations. When we arrived at the Illinois border we drove to Nauvoo. While there I remember the missionaries had a storefront location. We stopped there and subsequently the missionary took us on a ride around town describing the area. I was impressed and remember the stone quarry and the temple lot to this day. We continued on our way and visited family. Once we returned to California my dad asked me if I knew any Mormon kids. I knew that my friend, Laura, was a Mormon. So I asked her about church times and locations and as a family we all just showed up for a meeting. I think it totally shocked the missionaries but they took it all in stride. We began taking discussions from the missionaries and I had a calm assurance that the information they shared with us was true. The lessons went along with what I had believed my whole life. I had believed that God and Jesus were separate individuals. I had believed in the eternal nature of families. The youth at Church were so supportive and accepted me right in to their activities. That really helped me to move into the changes I would make as a baptized member. Over the years as I have studied, prayed, and served in the Church my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel has grown strong. It is the foundation that keeps me sane in a crazy world.

How I live my faith

I love the scriptures. Studying them helps me to understand how to live my faith. I search the scriptures for answers to problems, how to handle stress, how to love people, and how to live my life. When I pray I imagine Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ listening to me. I know they love me and so I know that what I have to say is important to them. I try to share my feelings and experiences with my family and non-member friends. Service through teaching the gospel and helping others fulfills me. The blessings I receive through this service confirm to me the rightness and truthfulness of what I am doing. No, I have never seen Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost. But I know they are there and that my best interests are their concern. I have been blessed beyond what I would ever imagine in this life. The gospel is true! I try to live every day to show my gratitude and to help others to find the happiness I have found.