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Hi I'm Jo

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a piano teacher and have a great love for all things music related. I love to spend my time playing my violin and piano and losing myself in the moment. I fall third in a family of five children and enjoy the company of my four wonderful siblings when I'm not otherwise engaged in activities involving children or animals - my two other loves in life. I was born in Aberdeen but was raised in a little village just outside of Crewe, Cheshire. It was just recently that my family felt the pull to come back home and we have since then enjoyed six lovely years surrounded with family, friends and everything I could have ever wished for.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Latter-Day Saint home by two marvellous parents who taught me the ways in which I needed to live my life to become happy and successful. I was taught to be polite and courteous and to obey the laws of the land, not so very different from other non mormon families, the only difference being that I was taught that I had a Father in Heaven and a Saviour, Jesus Christ who loved me and wanted the very best for me, requiring me to act a little differently to follow them. I came to a point in my life when I realised that I was surrounded by people who did not believe the things which I believed and I really felt that I needed to know whether the things which I had been taught all my life were really true. I decided to test out the things I had been taught, to read the scriptures and to pray with the hope that I could recieve some answer to my prayer, that I could know for myself whether or not the church I belonged to taught correct principles and just simply to know whether I had a Heavenly Father out there who was willing to listen and answer any questions and concerns I had. As I knelt in prayer awaiting the answers to my questions, my heart was filled with the greatest peace and happiness imaginable. I knew that I had recieved the answers to my prayer, that the teachings which my parents had taught me were all true, that I had a Heavenly Father who did love me and wanted me to be happy, that I had a Saviour, Jesus Christ who watches over me and who gave me the greatest gift in this life, the ability to repent and turn from sin and find peace and happiness through living his commandments. I am so greatful for the happiness that has come into my life from applying the principles learned at church and the knowledge I have of my Heavenly Father and Saviour's love for me. I am so greatful for the scriptures which I can turn to and find all the answers to all of lifes questions. I can honestly say I feel truly blessed to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I work in an organisation called Primary which is a programme designed to aid and support parents in teaching their children the principles of the gospel. In primary the children learn of a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the ways they can follow them by doing kind acts of service to others. I lead the children in singing songs which teach them to love and be kind to others and various other topics which help them to learn of the importance of doing good deeds. I play the piano for our sacrament service and for our ward choir, as well as organising the music for any events or activities held in our local area. I am a teacher for the women's organisation known as relief society. This program is designed to strengthen and support women and their famillies. I am a ward missionary and have the opportunity to share the teachings of our church with those not of our faith giving them the chance to learn about the gospel and of Jesus Christ. I also serve as a visiting teacher in caring for the physical and spiritual welfare of women in my local area.