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Hi I'm Janda

I grew up in Mesa, AZ, I love the outdoors, one of my passions in life is reading, I love to be with my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, I'm the oldest of five and love it. Currently I am serving as a full time missionary in Charlotte, North Carolina and loving every minute of it. I love to be outdoors doing just about anything...camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, 4-wheeling out in the desert ext. I love to travel. I love to sing. I love to serve. I'm pretty much addicted to reading! I love music! I have music playing 24/7 everywhere I go. I listen to just about everything, however I LOVE good country music and the 80's, sometimes there's nothing better than rockin’ out to the 80's. I love watchin' movies, and I am an avid movie attendee along with the rest of my family. I started my early elementary education degree and one day hope to teach preschool or kindergarten. I love spending time with children and can't wait to have a family of my own one day. My most favorite thing to do in the whole world is to be with my family, and we have fun being the crazy family we are!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, but because I was born into it that's not why I am a Mormon today. I had to gain my own testimony and had to decide for myself if this was where my Heavenly Father wanted me to be. I always believed in everything I had ever been taught, but in order for me to gain that knowledge of the truthfulness of it for myself I had to do what everyone has to do. I had to pray and ask God if it was true. He has made it known to me that this is Christ's true church and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. That knowledge, along with knowing that I can have my family with me forever, is why I am a Mormon today. There are so many blessings and opportunities available for me through the Book of Mormon, and through prayer, because that's how Heavenly Father speaks to me, and tells me what I need to do in this life to have happiness and everlasting life in the world to come. I am a Mormon because this is Christ's church, I know that He lives and loves me. I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves me, and this is where He wants me to be. This is what brings me the most joy and peace in life. I wouldn't be able to cope in this world with out the blessings of Christ's gospel.

How I live my faith

Right now I am living my faith by serving the Lord with all of my heart, might, mind and strength by bringing His gospel to the people in NC. Everyday I live my faith by striving to be Christlike. Christ taught to follow him, and be as he is. To love our neighbors, to serve and be charitable, to forgive, to love and look out for each other, to be perfect even as he is. That is how I try to live my faith, to live as Christ did. I will never be perfect here in this life on earth, but I try my best to be the best I can.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You can know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "Mormonism", is true by reading and studying the Book of Mormon, and praying to your Heavenly Father asking Him if what you have read is true. You can also talk to the Missionaries who are available to answer your questions and teach you the basic doctrines and principles of the gospel, and pray to know if what they are sharing with you is true. There is a promise at the end of the Book of Mormon to all those who read it, ponder it and pray about it with a sincere heart, and real intent wanting to know the truth, that the truth of ALL things will be made known to them through the power of the Holy Ghost (Moroni 10:3-5). Heavenly Father loves all of His children and wants us all to be happy. He will always answer your prayers if you are willing to receive the answer He has for you. Knowing that Mormonism is true can bring much love, joy, peace, hope and comfort to you in this life. I know that because I have experienced that in my life since I received my answer from Heavenly Father that this Church is true! Show more Show less