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Hi I'm Janine

I'm an immirgrant from South Africa. I love reading, chocolate and shopping. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love to read! A good book + hot chocolate = Sweet Dreams. I also love to run long distance. I usually run the 800m and the mile, but I like to run the mile the best. I love learning new things, so I'm the rare teenager who like to go to school. I enjoy traveling and seeing the world.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to the church before I was born, so I was born into the church. Their testimony of this gospel helped me while I was younger, but shortly after I turned 10 we made a big move. It affected my family in many different ways, but this time was the time I gained a testimony of my own of the truthfulness of this church. It has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, but I stand firm in knowing that I have a Heavenly Father, a Heavenly Mother, and a Savior, who loves me very much. I know that They love each and everyone of us so much that we can hardly comprehend it. I am a Mormon because I know that I can't feel this kind of happiness, true happiness, peace, comfort, and love from anywhere else. You can search to the ends of this earth to find a happiness greater than what's found in this church, but you will not succeed. This church is true. I know that with all my heart. I've learned from prayer, pondering, scripture reading, and personal experiences which I hold dear to my heart. I love this gospel and wouldn't trade it for anything else.

How I live my faith

Where I live there isn't many LDS members, but we have standards that I make sure that I follow closely. These standards can be found in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. Yes, it's hard to not cuss, date before you're 16, not drink tea or coffee, or participate in parties when it seems like everyone else is going, but it's worth it. Not having a lot of members to support me in my decision makes it harder, but not less worthwhile. I see the blessings in my life because I chose to live this way. I live my life in a way that I know I won't have regrets. I try my best to live in a way that I know Christ would approve of and to be an example of what I believe in.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is living a higher standard of living. The world have some pretty low standards when it comes to marriage and children and music, etc. When you are a Mormon you live in the world, but not of the world. You realize that you are a a divine creation from our Heavenly Father and you have infinite worth and potential. You are a son or daughter of God. We pray often, read our scriptures, live a life full of service, and attend church and church activites. We find true joy in the gospel and it emmulates in our lives. We try to live our lives in a way that Christ would approve of and wouldn't be ashamed of us if He stood by us. All in all, it's pretty amazing being a Mormon. :) Show more Show less