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Hi I'm Janie

I'm a Mormon. Served in the US Army 10 years. I am a wife, mother and grandmother and love to help people do family history.

About Me

I am a US Army trained Occupational Therapy Assistant and work in the field for 35 years. I am retired and now I am co-Director of the Family History Center. I love family history. I am a proud grandma of 8 grandchildren and a proud of mother of 2 children. I also love my dachshund fur babies. I am originally from Washington State but Minnesota is now my home. I love living close to the Temple and serving within as a Temple worker. I joined the Church in 1976 and have never looked back. I look forward to the day when I see my Savior face to face.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my Army Barracks Sargent was willing to share Joseph Smith's First Vision with me. (Why do the Heavens have too be closed; and not have anymore communication with man today?) I believe Joseph Smith saw and talked with Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. (The belief of the three in one God; to be big enough to make the world and small enough to dwell in my heart did not make sense to me as a child and sure does not make sense to me today). I know that Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings. We have a Heavenly Father who loves us. I know that Jesus Christ is His son and our Savior of the world; because of His atonement in Gethsemane and on the Cross he became our Savior. I know Jesus Christ rose from the dead and broke the bonds of death for all people; making it possible for all people if they will keep the commandments, follow Jesus teachings and treat people the way Jesus did; then will have an opportunity to go back and live with Heavenly Father once more. I am so thankful for my Army Barracks Sargent being willing to share the Gospel with me 36 years ago. .

How I live my faith

My husband and I are Family History Directors and love to share our knowledge of family history research with all people who want to know about their ancestors. Family History and temple work in behalf of our ancestors will give them the opportunity to hear the gospel and accept or reject it. They at least have the opportunity to do so if the baptisms and other ordinances are preformed in their behalf. (Baptism is an ordinance of the living.) I am also a temple worker.