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Hi I'm JoLynn

I have 9 children and 30 grandchildren. I am a missionary in the "Cradle of the Restoration" and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I 67 years old and some may think I am old! Sometimes I feel like I am old, but for the most part old is just how you act and not what you are, so I would say I'm young. I love music, especially piano music. I could spend hours sitting at my piano, And if anyone needs me to accompany them when they sing or play an instrument that is just the best. There is nothing like the feelings that come when people experience oneness in a performance of beautiful music. I am married to the same old man (he was gray from age 35, not from me, of course) for 48 years and we are the proud parents of nine children (that's why he's old!). They have given us the blessing of thirty grandchildren and we have 3 great grandsons. Birthdays and Christmas are fun at our house, but everyone knows that a new book is on the way. I love books, especially the classics. Books can take you anywhere and every where. To my thinking nothing is more important than knowledge.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to Mormon parents. My Dad served in WW2 and as a result I was born In Washington state instead of Utah. But I was raised in Mormon country and have always been surrounded by those who live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I learned the gospel from my youth, but like everyone, I had to come to know for myself if I really believed as my parents had taught me. I read the Book of Mormon when I was 14 years old. I applied the challenge given in Moroni chapter 10 which says to pray to know if the book is true and then let the Holy Spirit testify the truth of it. I did and I knew it was true. Since I love to read, I continued to study scripture especially the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon. I love the poetry of those books. It testifies to my soul that God loves me and will answer my prayers. It also teaches me that Jesus Christ has atoned for my sins and to live according to His teachings will bring happiness in this life and for eternity.

How I live my faith

I have been an organist in the church for most of my life. The hymns of the gospel have sunk deep into my heart and many times I have used their message to uplift my mood, or meet the needs of someone who needs my help. I also love to teach. I have been a teacher of the gospel to high school students in a program called seminary. Every day of the school week my students and I go to the church to study the gospel before the school day begins. The young are so eager and they remind us to enthusiastic about life. Currently, my husband and I have been called on a mission for the church. We are serving in the New York Rochester Mission, sometimes referred to as the "Cradle of the Restoration" We are thrilled for this opportunity to serve the Lord for eighteen months. When I was getting my physical for our mission, it was discovered that I have breast cancer in the very earliest stages. I did all the normal things to take care of it and though it put our mission off for awhile, I am blessed to be just fine. I am happy to say I am a breast cancer survivor. We are having many new experiences in the mission work, my hope is that our experiences in life will bless those we meet in our new area of service in New York. I am also a Visiting Teacher and with my partner am privileged to associate with several ladies on a regular basis. We talk and laugh and just enjoy each others company, as well as taking time to talk with each other about our shared belief. I am constantly learning from them and I hope that they want to continue our friendships even when our lives change. All of these things bring blessings to my life beyond what words can convey.