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Hi I'm Junith

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I have published 6 family history books for family members. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third of nine children. There are four daughters of my parents still living. My ancestors came from England, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. I enjoy learning about them and knowing of their lives. Family is very important to me! I enjoy family, music, gardening, sewing, and helping others. I am a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Members of my family have been members of the Church for six generations. My parents raised me and my siblings as active members of the Church and my living siblings and I are still active. I enjoy the interaction I have with other members and enjoy serving in various callings in the Church. My family is very important to me and the Church has something for everyone no matter what their age or interests are. I feel very blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love the scriptures and am so thankful that so many prophets and others recorded God's dealing with them and that their writings have been preserved for our day. I am thankful that I have my sight and can see to read and write. I love Jesus Christ and his gospel. He is my Savior and Redeemer. I know he loves me and I know that our Father in Heaven loves me. They live today and hear and answer my prayers and the prayers of every man, woman and child. I am thankful for the restoration of the priesthood which is the power given to worthy men to act for God on the earth. I know that Joseph Smith saw, in vision, the Father and the Son, and that he was chosen by God to be his prophet in our day. I know that he was an instrument in God's hands in the restoration of the gospel and in organizing the Church in 1830. Many of my ancestors knew and loved the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have read their journals and testimonies and I have no doubt about the role Joseph Smith played in the founding of this Church. I am grateful for Jesus Christ, for his life, his teaching, his example, his atoning sacrifice and for the promise of his return to this earth.

How I live my faith

My life is very blessed because of my activity in the Church. I have had opportunities to teach children, youth and adults. I have taught dancing, how to conduct music, genealogy and family history, sewing, cooking, food storage and gospel lessons. I have had opportunity to serve in leadership positions of the organizations for the children, the youth and the women of the church. I currently serve as a Visiting Teacher to four other women in my congration. With my companion I visit each sister every month and try to help them with their needs. I enjoy singing in the choir for our Sunday meetings and have done so since I was 12 years old. I am a member of a civic organization that encourages the writing of histories and am currently the treasurer of that group. I have held other positions in this organization in the past. Over the years I have collected stories, journals and histories of my ancestors. I have compiled and published six books about members of my family. With my husband, I lived in another country for 18 months and learned to love and serve the people there. We still have contact with many of the people we met there. Today much of my time and energy is spent in serving others and I enjoy that very much.