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Hi I'm Holly Jean

I was raised in California. Now living in Ghana wondering what the Lord has in store for me next. I'm listening. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I worked my way through college and graduated with a BS in Nursing. During college, I met and married my sweetheart. Together we have 2 children, so in addition to my being a nurse, I am a mother. Through opportunities divinely granted, we moved our little family to South Africa, and now Ghana. I am a US registered nurse by trade, but my role as Mom is a title I can identify with into the eternities. I enjoy finding ways to help my children learn, get to know their passions though still at a young age, and to teach them what is right before God. Neither myself nor they are perfect, but we are learning together to be who our Heavenly Father wants us to be. I have found ways to stay active in nursing and really value my education. I am passionate about prenatal education and have offered classes to moms in my home who otherwise would not have had the opportunity. I am also very interested in community health and am looking for my chance to serve the people of Ghana. I have also served in various roles in church, usually involving the teaching of children.

Why I am a Mormon

Happiness, Purpose, Meaning, Truth. I have always had a testimony, even since I was a very little child, that this church brings these blessings to believers. Through my father, my ancestors have been Mormon since the church was first restored to the earth in these Latter Days. I read and listened to their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. They're faith was tested, their testimonies put under fire, and they came out stronger in the faith. I learned of their experiences through their stories, either told to me or written in a book, and I believed them and felt the truth behind their words and faith. My mother, on the other hand, did not know about or join the church until she was a teenager. My faith was strengthened through her story of how she searched and studied and came closer to God once she found this church. Her faith is one I aspire to Myself...I put the doctrines of the church to the test and every time I do, I receive the blessings predicated upon those principles and commandments. So why am I Mormon? Because I cannot deny what I know to be right.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday, I teach the toddler class at church. I teach them about God's love and His plan for them. We tell scripture stories, color pictures, and sing songs. Some people may not feel like a child this young really understands what is being taught, but I know that they can hear God's voice speaking to their little hearts and little minds while participating in class. Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." (Mark 18:16) Sunday is not the only time I live my faith. Through daily prayer and humility, I can learn God's will and serve those around me. I do what I know to be right and good and listen to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit for further guidance. I study the scriptures and the words of the prophets, gain testimony of the truthfulness of their words, then get up and do as they say. I endeavor to be filled with charity as charity is the pure love of Christ.."and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him." (Moroni 7:47) I am not perfect. I am not always filled with charity, I sometimes let other distractions come in place of me saying my personal prayers, and so on. But I am trying. And for this reason, I am grateful for the gift of repentance. I know if I pray in humility and repent of my sins, the Lord's atonement will erase my shortcomings and help me to be a better person each day.