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Hi I'm Janette

I am a speech therapist, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I love the Savior, my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and when the communist took over South Vietnam in 1975, I escaped on a boat. I came to the US as a refugee and I met and married a wonderful young man. We raised three beautiful young women who married and have children of their own. About 15 years ago, I went back to school and got my degree in speech language pathology, and I am now working as a private contractor for local skilled nursing facilities. I play piano and practice yoga regularly.

Why I am a Mormon

About 5 years ago, we lost our youngest daughter and it was very hard for all of us as family; however, with our faith in the Lord and His son Jesus Christ, we know that family can be together forever if we but faithful to our covenants. Needless to say, we are now happy awaiting the day when we will be united with our daughter again. I know God lives and He answers prayers. He loves each and everyone of us perfectly, and if we come to Him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, we will have His Spirit to be our constant companion. I know that The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ which was saved to reveal to us in this dispensation. I know that the power of Priesthood was given to Joseph Smith and still remaining with faithful men in the church today. It is the great power directly from God to us His faithful servants to heal the sick and seal families for eternity. I'm grateful for this knowledge, and never failed to recognize the Savior's love for me through out my life. I testify of these truths in the name of our Redeemer Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Through out my years in the Mormon church, I've served as secretary and counselor for the Relief Society which is a women organization of our church. I also served as chorister, compassionate leader, young women leader, and currently as a teacher for the Temple Preparation class in Bayshore branch (Vietnamese branch in San Jose, CA). At first, it was hard for me to handle my callings; however, I've received so much helps from others in the ward and also acquired the knowledge by doing the tasks. Recently, my husband and I decided to become temple workers, and we've been working in Oakland temple every other Saturday. We have prayers as family mornings and nights, and every month we fast and pray for someone with afflictions or even for our own. We study and strive to live the teachings from the scriptures.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Janette
The answer for this question is a definite Yes and Yes In my case as a family we are so grateful for this truth that helps us over come the sorrow of losing our loved ones. Show more Show less