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Hi I'm Jan Smoot

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 children. I graduated with a BS degree from the University of Utah and I taught school until my first daughter was born. While I was raising the children, I didn't have much time for hobbies, but I love to read and always had a good book handy. I love to sew and have started quilting and making clothing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but, it was when my daughter was a few years old that I really gained my testimony. One day I looked at her sweet little face and really realized that I would be responsible for shaping her life. I began to study in earnest. This time when I read the Book of Mormon, it just felt like I was coming home. It all seemed so familiar and right and I absolutely knew it was true. I've had an undefinable "hunger" for knowledge ever since then. When I read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures, the spirit just fills me up. I feel a peace, a hope and a confidence that God is truly in charge.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do everything the Lord asks me to do. The Prophet of our Church, and the leaders that work with him, give us council and instruction every six months in our General Conference that is broadcast all over the world. I also work with the Youth in our area. Just watching how valiant, strong, faithful and courageous they are, strengthens my testimony every day.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Jan Smoot
I think that everyone needs to be vigilant to stop the spread and influence of pornography. We need to do more than keep computers out of our children's rooms or putting "blocks" on. Our children are so smart and it is very easy for them to get around these physical barriers. We need to teach and remind them - every single day - what negative effects pornography has on their spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Show more Show less