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Hi I'm Janice Vivian

I love doing art, especially water color. I'm a mother of 6 children and 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Providence Rhode Island. Left my Yankee background when I married the boy down the street after he came back from the Philippines in WW2. We moved to New York, Georga, then to Kentucky in 1965 and have lived here ever since We became Kentuckians along with our 6 children. After my husband's retirement from the FBI, I went to nursing school at age 48, and received my associate nursing degree from Jefferson Comunity College. I Practiced nursing for 7 years, then opened my own message business until 1997 when my husband and I went on our mission to Belize in Central America for 18 months. It was one of the best experiences of my life. My hoby is painting water color. I am now 82 years old and love every moment of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not join the Mormon Chuch because I wanted to. After my husand and I heard all the discussions, I knew what the missionaries told me could be true. I knew that God could and would raise up a Prophet in the Americas in the 1800's if he wanted to do it. I just did not want to change my religion from being a "born again Christian." My husband and I had given our lives to Jesus Christ, experienced wonderful miracles in our lives, and I felt we did not need to change our faith. My husband did, however. Once he heard the gospel as taught by the missionaries, he was ready to be baptized. After fasting and praying for an answer to my prayer to join or not to join this strange church, I got a definite, "YES." I cried, but did as I was told. We set the date for baptism. I was not happy with the baptismal experience. I still did not want to join the church. I felt I was giving up one of the most enjoable spiritual experiences of my life. I liked being a born again Christian. A couple of Weeks later while praying, the Holy Spirit filled my heart with complete love and peace to the extent that I knew I had done the right thing, and I am now a very happy Mormon.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have been members of the LDS church for 46 years, and have raised our children in the faith. We have a wonderful family. Becuse of the church, we are all very close, even though two of our children live in Utah with their families, and one lives lives in Tennesse with his family. Fortunately for us the rest live in Kentucky with most of the grandchildren. My husband and I have served in the church regularly all our lives since we were baptized. We have served in many church callings, been on two missiions. One was a local mission where Dick was bishop for 18 months in the Shelbyville ward, and then in Belieze, Central America. Wnen we came back from Belieze, we served in the St Louis Temple one week a month till the Louisville Temple was opened. We now have served in the Louisville Temple as regular workers since March of 1900. Love our lives together in this great church.