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Hi I'm Jean

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a business owner, a tennis player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life! I have much to be happy about - a wonderful husband, a total of 12 children (his and mine), 11 grandchildren and counting, health that allows me to be active and play tennis (my passion for many years), the ability to organize my time and run my accounting and financial planning business without going crazy (at least most of the time), and the peace in my life that comes from an understanding of God's love for me and his plan for all of us to someday live with him and with our Savior, Jesus Christ, eternally.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 18. When I became a teenager, I had trouble understanding and accepting some of the doctrines of the protestant church I grew up in. When I was 16, a friend who was a Mormon took me to church and to the youth activities. I liked watching the families sit together in church and noted the love and respect with which they treated one another. I especially liked the concept of eternal marriage where families can be "sealed" together on this earth through a sacred ordinance and then be reunited after death. I grew up believing in Jesus Christ. When I read the Book of Mormon, I felt its truth and knew that it further testified of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World and Son of God. After joining the LDS church I never looked back. I have come to know God and his Son, Jesus Christ in a personal way. The programs offered through the Church and the wonderful people I know have been invaluable in helping me to overcome my weaknesses, become more Christlike, and raise my children, part of the time as a single parent.

How I live my faith

I teach "seminary", a scripture-study program for high schoolers on school mornings. In our area, it is held before school. I love working with these special teenagers who meet at 6:00 AM each morning to start their day studying scriptures. They are exceptional youth, and it is a pleasure to teach them and have them teach me. They strengthen one another and do their best to avoid the temptations that befall many young people. This year we are studying Old Testament in the Bible. The students try to look for the lessons taught in the Bible and apply them to their lives. In addition, they try to memorize key scriptures that they can later recall during diffcult times in their lives. Next year will be New Testament. I can hardly wait to teach that! I am grateful for all of the many teachers my children have had in the church when they were young and especially as teenagers. When I could't reach my teenagers as the parent who had to set and enforce the rules, loving teachers and fun youth leaders made a huge difference in the decisions my children made.