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Hi I'm Jan

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. I am part of a large Mexican/ Italian family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband works in the medical field and I often go to dinner outings and business trips with him. When his co-workers ask what I do for a living I smile and say I am a mom. Thats it end of conversation. Being a mom is not going to get my hands stamped in Hollywood nor will my name be announced in Ranger Stadium but the work I do is amazing just the same. It is okay to be at the crossroads of your teens life.

Why I am a Mormon

After graduating from high school I was so sure of myself and what I wanted, but life had a different plan for me. I became a dancer just like I thought I wanted but I still felt very empty. I felt as if I was missing something. After much thought and many prayers I came to realize the right choice for me was to go home, a choice I did not want to believe. Shortly after getting back from college a friend from high school came to visit me. He said he had a message for me. He handed me a Book of Mormon and said he was leaving for a mission. I had no idea what he was talking about but I agreed to go to church once. Once is all it took for me to know that this is the thing I was missing. Four months later I was baptized. When my friend found out I had joined Gods church he said, “Jan is the last person on earth I thought would join the church.” My parents could not understand why I made the choice to join this church and being new in my understandings I was not able to explain it very well either. But i knew that there was something different about it, I could feel it and I could not deny that. Twenty years later in a family reunion my mother said joining this church was the best thing I ever did for myself.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned before I always wanted to be a dancer but I cut my dancing career short and in return found the gospel. I had no idea if I would ever go back to dancing or have the chance to use that talent again. Today I am the assistant coach for the high school cheerleading squad. I work with nine talented young girls teaching them dances, cheers, and stunts. As a group we have done many service projects around the community.