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Hi I'm Jeanna

I am a mother. I'm a teacher and cheerleader and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I majored in Public Relations in college and love expressing and learning about myself through writing. I enjoy creating newsletters and brochures and each Christmas look forward to writing our annual Christmas card. My current occupation homemaker. We have moved four times in the past six years and with each move I have enjoyed making the new house into a home where our family can learn, love and enjoy our lives together. Ever since I was young I wanted to be a mother. The Lord has given me three beautiful children and my main goal right now is to serve as their teacher and cheerleader. I love attending their sporting events, musical concerts and supporting them in their schoolwork and education. My husband got cancer and that left us being unable to have more children and for a time we were foster parents to five beautiful babies (not all at once!). We are now considering completing the paperwork to be eligible to be adoptive parents.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and as I grew and matured I chose the remain faithful. I have served in the church and followed the counsel of His prophets and my life has been full and rich. I can see more happiness and growth than in the times when I was less faithful. God loves me. He loves my family. Staying close to Him has made the difference in my life between chaos and peace. In choosing Him and the fullness of the gospel as found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I am happier, healthier and at peace in my life.

How I live my faith

I am the music coordinator in our ward and my husband plays the organ. Music is a very important way I feel connected to God and I know it helps everyone feel more at one with Him. I also serve as a visiting teacher to three women in our ward. Two of the women are grandmothers. They are older and wiser in many instances and help me much more than I help them. Each month we are given a small lesson to discuss and I enjoy having this small setting to discuss the gospel and the things I care about most deeply. In our home we try to read the scriptures together every morning and say prayers as a family in the morning and before bed and before all our meals. We want to have the Spirit of the Lord in our home so we are cautious with the media and try to be kind although that is hard sometimes. We are really trying to work on the noise level including yelling. We try to keep things organized and neat but honestly we need to do a lot better. The times when things are clean and neat and the noise level is calm I can really feel God's love surrounding and protecting us and that is something I love and want to have all the time in our home.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jeanna
We aren't paid, we serve. We believe through the Lord our Bishop will feel guided on where to ask us to serve. As we accept the request to serve (which is named "a calling") we also accept the Lord's help and guidance and know He will help and sustain us. Giving our best is good enough for the Lord. I think if we were paid we would always be thinking about how to get a raise or our next promotion instead of just trying to do our best and help others learn about Christ. When I fulfill my calling I develop my character and skills through dedicated service. I have learned many things I would not have learned if I had only been able to serve in my field of expertise. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Jeanna
Over the past year and a half I have thought about this same question, "What is faith?" When I created this profile in the fall of 2011 we had been married 14 years and although in our marriage we'd had to deal with infertility, cancer, mental disorders and a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, my husband had a good job, we had 3 beautiful, active children, a nice home and good friends. My life was happy and I knew the Lord watched over us. On Jan. 21, 2012 my husband had a terrible car accident. Because of the brain and vision injuries he is still unable to work or drive and needs 24-hour supervision. So today, June 30, 2013, I want to add my response to this question, "What is faith?" My faith includes a belief God really is there. My faith helps me believe He hears my prayers and lets me trust the doctrine of the resurrection is real and that my husband will be returned to his full capacity after death. Life is more than just being happy for this short time on Earth. We are living for an eternal life and eternal marriage. Is life harder now and do I struggle for strength each day? Yes! But having faith in God vs. faith in man gives me hope each day. I know I have a Father in Heaven who is steady, strong and consistent. Can I see Him? No. But I can feel Him. I can feel His love. I have been blessed with a believing heart. I share my belief with you that God is our friend. He loves us all. He is there for us and is waiting for us to come to Him. What are you waiting for?! :) Show more Show less