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Hi I'm Jean

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies include crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, and cardmaking. I also enjoy reading and baking. I am a mother of 4.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Catholic and have fond memories of attending church regularly with my family. I also remember having questions growing up. One in particular - If there were prophets in the Old Testament, why don't we have them now? When I was in college I was able to investigate those questions further and learn more about other faiths. In doing so, my eyes were opened. I ended up studying world religions and even graduated with a degree in Religious Studies. In those years I was able to learn about the doctrines of many religions. I remember seeing the vast difference between the doctrine that was believed and the way that many believers actually lived their lives. There were many things that I felt were true and others that I felt didn't feel right. In all that time I never studied the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I found the church, I found all the pieces of truth that I had discovered in my studies. When I attended church for the first time, I felt like I was at home. When I was given a copy of the Book of Mormon, I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if it was true. The Holy Spirit came over me and testified of the truth and I knew without a doubt.

How I live my faith

I am an active participant in my ward. I was recently called to be an advisor in the Young Women's organization teaching the 14 and 15 year olds. I have served in other areas of the church as well. My last calling was the president of the women's organization. I have also served as a Sunday School teacher for the youth. I attend church every Sunday as well as ward activities and other meetings. In my everyday life, I choose to stay at home with my children to raise them in a loving environment. We have daily family prayers and are working on having daily scripture study as a family.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jean
Every Mormon has the ability to live worthily so that they may enter the temple and participate in sacred ordinances. Because of the sacred nature of the ordinances, members must make sure that they understand and are prepared. We encourage all members to strive to follow the commandments and live so that they may be worthy to enter the temple which is the House of the Lord. Nothing in the temple is "secret" but rather very sacred and not to be taken lightly. In the temple, members are given instruction. We make covenants for ourselves and by proxy for those who have already died. We do this because the ordinances must be done with a physical body. Each individual has the opportunity to accept or deny the gospel of Jesus Christ. But those who have already died no longer have the physical body that is needed for these ordinances. It is for this reason that we serve in the temple. Show more Show less