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Hi I'm Jeannie

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I serve in the temple, enjoy doing family history work or genealogy.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of six children, 10 granddaughters and 4 grandsons. I enjoy working on family history, singing in the church choir and being with our children and grandchildren. I also work in the temple once a week.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converts to the Church. I was baptized when I was eight years old. My mother's faithfulness and testimony was a positive influence to me. I chose to be married and sealed to my husband in the temple. This has brought many blessings to us as we have raised our children in the Church. I feel that God loves me and my family and that no matter what happens in this world that we will continue to be safe and blessed with peace and comfort as we continue to follow His living prophet, Thomas S Monson, and serve the Savior Jesus Christ by serving and helping others aound us.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher which means that I, along with another sister, visit and watch over four other sisters in our ward. We visit these sisters at least once each month. We share a gospel message with them and take food to them when they are sick or send them cards on their birthday and other special times or just call them if we don't see them at church, to let them know that we are thinking of them and caring about them. Currently, I am the president of our children's organization, which is called Primary. This organization is for the children of the Church, ages 3-11 years old. We meet for 1 hour and 40 minutes each Sunday, after our sacrament meeting. As a Primary leader, I serve with two wonderful counselors, a music leader and a pianist, three nursery leaders and eight other faithful teachers. The children learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ and how to follow Him and serve Him by helping others and making right choices that bring them happiness and peace in their own lives, as they do. I also serve in the temple one day a week, for about 4 hours. I am grateful for the feeling of peace and love I feel there. I especially enjoy searching for and finding ancestors for my family and for others who ask for my help.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jeannie
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity in this life to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want my ancestors, who have died and haven't had the opportunity to be baptized, to have that same opportunity, if they so desire. It makes sense to me that God, who loves all of His children, would allow for this opportunity to all of those who did not have this opportunity while they were yet alive on the earth. Show more Show less