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Hi I'm Janet

I'm a Mormon. I grew up on a small farm in Melba, Idaho.

About Me

I am the mother of 5 boys. They range in the ages from 14 - 21. My oldest son served a mission in the Washington D.C. North Spanish speaking mission. He returned on July 6, 2011. My twins left on July 20, 2011 to begin serving their missions for the church. One is in Guatemala and the other is right next door in Honduras. They are both very excited to serve the Lord as missionaries. I personally served a mission in Brazil. The time that I spent teaching the gospel in Brazil was the most rewarding time of my life. I understand the feelings that my boys are having now as they serve their mission. I look forward to receiving emails from my boys each week to learn of their experiences. I have worked as a bookkeeper for the past 20 years. In my spare time, I like to bake and sew. I like to work with any youth group.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. My parents taught me well. We prayed each day as a family and we had family home evening each week and enjoyed family activites. I attended Ricks College after high school. My dad always wanted to hear if I had met a young man to be married. As I was finishing College, I had a strong desire to serve a mission. I also had a strong desire to find out for myself if the church was really the true church. As I prayed to my Heavenly Father, I had a very strong feeling of the love that He has for me and I had no doubt that the church was true. Even though I grew up in the church, I think that I lived off my parent's testimonies. After praying to serve a mission and to know if the church was true, my testimony really began to grow. Sometimes, I feel that I should have had that most sincere prayer much earlier in my life. I did have my personal prayers, they were just never so heart felt. It is so conforting to know that Heavenly Father loves me and I'm grateful to know that I am His daughter.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to serve in the church. When I was in the 3rd grade, a large up-right piano was wheeled into our home. My dad desired that I learn to play the piano so that I could play in church. I soon started piano lessons. It wasn't always easy but I developed the talent to play. When I was 14 I was called to be the ward choir accompianist. People began to place music in front of me and I just played for them. I'm grateful for the talents that Heavenly Father has blessed me with. My dad passed away in 2005. I played the piano at his funeral and I felt that he was listening to me. Now each time I play in church, I know that I am fulfilling the desire that my dad had for me so many years ago. I'm so grateful to know that families are forever and I will see my dad again some day. I'm thankful that I married my husband in the temple and that we were sealed forever in the temple. My 5 boys are sealed to us. It's comforting to know that my family will be around me for all eternity as long as I'm striving to do the things that Heavenly Father expects of me. I currently teach the 11-year-old primary class with my husband. We love our calling as we teach these young children each week. They are like sponges ready to learn more about the gospel. We learn many things from them too. I'm so grateful to be a member of the church.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible is one testament of Jesus Christ. There are so many wonderful prophets who wrote their testimonies and prophecies of Jesus Christ in the Bible. It's easy to learn from the many stories in the Bible as we study. Show more Show less