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Hi I'm Janelle Joy

I'm hard of hearing, a writer, an artist, a musician who is a recovering alcoholic and most importantly I am a Mormon.

About Me

I've been dancing since I was 2 years old. My favorite times as a kid was putting on a Swan Lake performance, making my family watch me prance around the living room in my tutu with tissue papers in my hands. Dancing and music as been apart of my life as air and food has until I attempted suicide last May 2015. Choices starting at age 17 to 32 has lead me down the road of losing myself completely and allowing the world tell me who I am. I got lost. After rehab for 70 days and 5 weeks in Hawaii to learn coping skills and most importantly to learn who I am. I discovered that I am a writer, an artist, and a guitar player. While those talents are how I make a living, and bring me so much joy, nothing beats learning again that I am a Daughter of God. Rediscovering my testimony in the gospel of Jesus Christ has been the greatest gift in saving me from a destructive life that I was leading. I'm not a dancer anymore, and for many years I worked hard to keep that identity however that was not me. Not anymore. The past 8 months I got to know myself and I love myself more than I've ever done in the last 15 years. Mainly has to do with being honest with myself and with Heavenly Father in our daily chats at my bedside. Letting Him know the good and the bad, allowing Him to fill up my heart with His love and support.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I choose to be. The standards to be a Mormon makes me be a better person, and why would I stray from that lifestyle anymore? I am my best version as a Mormon. I can promise you that you are your best version as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In every action that I do both in private and in public I do my best to embody the very qualities Jesus Christ has. This is with the goal that when I interact with people who don't know Christ or refuse to believe in Him, can get to know Him through the way I live my life. I attend church weekly, and do my best to prepare for the sacrament every day so that on Sunday during the prayers over the bread and water I am ready to be clean from my sins. I'm learning to love my scriptures, allowing them to be my source of help rather than social media during hard times. Reaching out to the Lord and His teachings through scipture and LDS.org before reaching out to the world to help.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Janelle Joy
"they are desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish..." Mosiah 28:3 I served a mission because I felt that I needed to go. It was not until halfway through my 18 month mission that I begun to have the same desires as stated above, I wanted everyone I meet to understand that they are daughters and sons of a Loving Heavenly Father. I wanted everyone to understand that there is such a thing as a do over in our lives, which is possible through the atonement of Jesus Christ. "that they might preach the things which they had heard, and that they might impart the word of God to their brethern..." Mosiah 28:1 This desire is no different than sharing a plate of amazing chocolate chip cookies. Everyone loves cookies, (well most people do anyways) and sharing with others is also a delight. As a member of this church, we are just sharing our "cookies" to the world. It's up to you to take a bite of the most delicious cookie and have seconds, or to decline and be happy with a cookieless life. There is always enough for everyone in the world for endless generations. When you see two missionaries either young men or young women, let them into your life and allow them to share the cookies of the gospel. It is going to be better than any cookie you've ever experienced in your life. I promise. Show more Show less