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Hi I'm Janelle

I'm a dental hygiene student. I teach swim lessons in the summer and make awesome chocolate chip cookies year round. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I value life. I feel there is a reason we are placed on this earth every day and thus try to live my life to the fullest and make it a priority to serve and love those around me. I value family. I am the oldest of 4 children and from this have learned a great deal of responsibility and leadership. I look forward to having a future immediate family someday. I value service. I served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 18 months! I was assigned to serve in Tacoma Washington and had incredible positive life-changing experiences that will change how I view life forever. I was privileged to serve all those around me: the young, elderly, teens, members of our faith, and members of others. I came to truly cherish the relationships I had with others. When all is said and done, your relationships are among the few things that will last. I value education. I graduated high school in Henderson Nevada and then pursued my education at Brigham Young University (in Provo) studying exercise science. Soon I am excited to start dental hygiene school and look forward to employment in the future. I value exercise. Like I mentioned, I teach swim lessons (more like anti-drowning lessons) to children in the summer. On my own time I like to run. There's just something about being outdoors that clears my thoughts and gives me the strength and capacity to tackle whatever I need to do that day. I am happy to say I am happy. :0)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. I love the light that comes into my life as I strive to live the gospel by keeping the commandments and partaking of the sacrament (blessed bread and water) every Sunday. Everyone has a different "conversion story" but I would compare mine to a growing tree. There are definite stages of growth but I am also growing in my conversion everyday. There are defining points in my life where I know the gospel is right and true (like the day I was baptized) and also small everyday moments where I know and feel within my heart that the gospel is true. I know our Father in Heaven knows and loves us. He wants more than anything for us to have a relationship with Him; however, we are the ones who have to initiate this. As I strive to strengthen my relationship with my Savior, my life has gained more meaning, purpose, and direction than I ever imagined it could.

How I live my faith

I love prayer. Throughout the day I'll thank my father in Heaven for beautiful weather, a loved one or for some of the many blessings I have been given. I also read from the scriptures; I feel these are an instruction manual for our lives. As we follow the counsel of prophets and strive to keep the commandments we are blessed. I also notice a difference in my life when I make it a priority to attend my Sunday meetings. Keeping the Sabbath day holy helps me to keep the perspective needed to be happy in this world. I also value the friendships I am able to make at church and also enjoy the spiritual strength I receive on Sundays to do the things that I know I was sent here to do.