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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young divorced widow, semi-retired from the Radiation Therapy profession and living on Long Island near my son, his wife and two beautiful children, a boy age 9 and a girl, 2 1/2. I am studying Addiction Counseling at Grand Canyon University via the internet. At one time I was very active in the textile arts, weaving, spinning, utilizing natural dyestuffs from nature, and participating in many of the local juried arts and crafts shows here on Long Island and as far west as Lockport, New York. I like to keep fit by going to the gym, practicing yoga and I plan to try Zumba too!

Why I am a Mormon

I found myself in Flushing one sunny day getting my car repaired, not my favorite city or my favorite pastime. I was very blue about having to be there. A young man approached me and wanted to talk to me about Jesus Christ. I thought that would be okay since I felt I knew a lot about our Savior. I met Him when I was just a child at the Red Lion Methodist Church just off Rte. 40 in Bear, Delaware. On my way back to my car I realized there were a great number of these young men and women on the streets of Flushing. I later learned it was known as a 'street sweep'. When the missionaries came to my home to teach me about Jesus, we became good friends. They came every week and I prepared dinner for them. One week I received an assignment. I was to read the Introduction to the Book of Mormon, and 2 short scriptures. Then I was to pray and ask the Lord if this was indeed His true church. After they left I went about my busy week and forgot to do the readings and the specific prayer. I was hoping they would forget. When they arrived, we began our usual light hearted chatting and were discussing portraits of Christ. I told them I was sure I had the true picture of Christ. It was a very old picture in a very old frame that I had found in my in-laws' basement where some items had been placed following a fire in their home. They asked to see the picture. When I had retrieved it, they were astounded. "This is the picture of Christ that is in the Book of Mormon", one said. I couldn't believe it. We looked and compared the pictures. The one in the Book of Mormon was in color and beautifully embellished. Mine was old, in rustic browns, and I simply didn't recognize the other. We suddenly realized that this was the answer to my prayer whether this church was the true church of Christ. In fact, Christ had answered my prayer 30 years before I ever asked it. There is so much more, but space is limited. I urge you to see for yourself this miracle.

How I live my faith

Being converted into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have always had Christ in my life, but today our relationship is much closer and I am able to receive promptings from the Holy Spirit when I request guidance or confirmation of His loving care. Prayer is the key to this relationship, and scripture reading is one of the lights we are given for righteous living. All spiritual laws are responded to with great blessings. Sundays are very special Sabbath Days that we keep as holy as possible, going to church at 9 a.m. for the sacrament weekly and the sharing of testimonies, Holy Bible or Book of Mormon study at 10 a.m., and a special hour at the end where women meet separately from the men. Here we experience the close sisterhood (or brotherhood) of our church family. We strive to be of service to our fellow man. Our aim is to be missionaries in life, and spread the news of the restored gospel to those who would hear it, as it was so freely and gracefully given to us.