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Hi I'm JoAnn

I am a wife and mother who is grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being creative and helping others to find their creative side. I am an artist but have been distracted by other endeavors in the last few years. I have one beautiful daughter who is in college. My husband of 31-years takes good care of me and our home. I love animals, especially our cat and 3 dogs. I enjoy taking care of our home but because I work, I have to find ways to get things done outside the normal time frames. I enjoy exercising and walking. I still feel like a young woman and have been blessed with good health. I also love to read mystery stories and have started reading fantasy books, too. We have lived in Southern and Northern California, Arizona, Maryland and Utah. We have been in the Midwest for almost 10 years. The people are wonderful, and the weather can be very volitile, but we like living in the heart of the country.

Why I am a Mormon

When I met my husband, he was an in-active member of the church. His family has been in the church for generations, including some who came through Nauvoo, IL and a great-grandfather who helped build the Salt Lake City Temple. After we were married, a good home-teacher reactivated Eric and influenced me to accept the gospel. I thought that in order to be a "Mormon" you had to be perfect, so I kept putting off the commitment to be baptized. I will never regret the decision and my belief and testimony grows every day. I love reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, which I try to read a little every day. I am sure that the many blessings I enjoy are benefits of accepting Jesus Christ in my life and participating in the ordinances of the temple.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher, which I take very seriously, as it is a blessing to them and to me. It helps us realize that we are not alone and that there is someone we can call upon if we need help. I have taught in Primary and Relief Society, (I am currently a teacher in Relief Society). I was in the Relief Society, Primary and Young Women Presidency and I taught Seminary for 2 years. I love being in Relief Society as I am edified every Sunday, but I found that the Young Women organization was the most gratifying, and the most work!