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Hi I'm Janeen Baylon.

I'm a wife & mother, a 3rd grade teacher, outrigger paddler, marathon runner, avid reader, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the church in So. California. I'm a "Sansei" or 3rd generation Japanese-American, very common for the area I grew up in, but an uncommon one in the Mormon church. I've grown up my whole life not ever fitting the mold of what people would expect me to be like. This has been both a gift and a burden. But I have come to realize that it's my continuous contrasts that have made me uniquely ME!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all my life because I was "born to goodly parents" who were converts to the church. So I was blessed to be raised by devoted followers of Christ, in a home where the priesthood presided. Believing in the church's teachings came easily, but living the principles of the gospel were sometimes difficult for me. I had a solid foundation of Christ's teachings, but as everyone must do, I had to venture out on my own, make mistakes, and find my own way. I eventually came to see that the only way was His way and once I understood that and wanted what my Heavenly Father wants for me, I discovered true happiness. Even better than happiness, I found joy. By following in His footsteps, you can too. Accept his loving invitation to "come unto Him" and you will discover the peace that He promises all who take His yoke upon them, making our burdens light and giving us rest. Who wouldn't want that? I know I do.

How I live my faith

I am an active member in my ward, teaching monthly lessons to the adult women. This suits me perfectly since I'm a full-time elementary school teacher and work with kids all week because I get to enjoy the camaraderie of these special and diverse ladies each week. Teaching lessons often benefits the teacher more than the students, so I appreciate the opportunity to learn right along with the sisters. They teach me through their shared experiences of living the gospel standards and by their examples. All of the members of my congregation inspire me to live a more Christ-like life; to be a better wife, a better mother, neighbor, and friend. I try to take the light I receive from attending church services and share/spread it with my family and neighbors.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Janeen Baylon.
I know there is a God when I can feel, without a doubt, that particular circumstances are much more than convenient coincidences. They are not my doing and didn't happen by chance. I may not be able to prove it,but I know that my Heavenly Father is orchestrating events and forming/forging paths in my life. My heart swells with the unmistakable knowledge that he KNOWS me and that He loves me. My life has purpose and power, and it's because there is a God. Show more Show less