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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in southern California. I am a wife and mother of 7 children and 20 grandchildren. I am a writer.

About Me

I was raised in Los Angeles, California and Orem, Utah. My dad died of cancer when I was 13 years old. I am the third oldest of 7 children. We are a very closely connected extended family. I went to Brigham Young University where I met my wonderful husband. I am married and I have three sons and four daughters and I have 20 grandchildren whom I adore! I have devoted my life to being a wife, mother and homemaker which has brought me much satisfaction in my life. I retired in 2005 from twenty five years of home schooling my children, which was such an integral part of my life. I love watching a good movie, searching out my family history with my mom and sister, gardening, camping, and walking in the canyon stream in my tennis shoes. I love spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense to me. I have read and studied the Book of Mormon for many years and I know it is true without a doubt. Everything I do, is founded upon the truths and doctrines I have come to learn from reading it's pages. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through the prophet, Joseph Smith. He sacrificed much to bring this great work about, and I honor him for what he and all of the early saints suffered (many of my own ancestors) in order for me to have what I have today. It brings me comfort to know that we have a prophet and apostles on the earth today, just as in times of old, that speak to us and help us know how to find peace and joy in our lives. The teachings of this gospel ring true to my soul, like the teaching that we lived with Heavenly Father before we came to the earth, and that if we will make and keep covenants with the Lord, we will be able to live with Him and Heavenly again and my family forever! I know that after death, we will be able to have the same kinds of associations we have in here with our family and friends.The thing that sets the LDS church apart from others is that it has the priesthood power to administer saving ordinances to the people of the earth. I love having priesthood power of the priesthood. I enjoy the blessing of the Gift of the Holy Ghost so that I can receive direction and power in my life. No other church on the earth teaches these doctrines. I have had too many sweet experiences to deny the truthfulness of the doctrines of the church. I have had many hardships in my life that have caused me to draw close to my Savior, and although He has not taken away these challenges, He has helped me THROUGH them and I am a stronger and more compassionate person for having gone through these hard experiences. Many other churches have parts of the truth, but I know that the LDS church is Christ's restored church on the earth and it contains all of the truths on the earth.

How I live my faith

For 2 years I served a part-time service mission as an Addiction Recovery Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I loved having the opportunity to see the changes people make in their lives that bring peace, joy and happiness. I am currently writing and editing Latter-day Saint gospel based home school curriculum for a private school in Utah. I am also serving with my husband at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah where he is a Branch President. I am studying Japanese so I can speak with the Japanese missionaries and get help from the others who are learning the language as well. We are there to encourage our missionaries as they learn the language and study the gospel. Each week I spend time with my mother and sister searching out our family history. I feel a great connection with these sweet people in the past and I love finding them and reading their stories and seeing their pictures. I feel like it helps me to know who I am. I have written two children's books about one of my ancestors and one of my husband's ancestors so my grandchildren will know a bit more about who they are. I have two ladies in my congregation that a friend and II visit with at least once each month. We always share a gospel message with them and check to see how they are doing and look for ways to serve them. I have encouraged all of my children to serve missions for our church. It is a way for them to give back a small portion of what they have been given. They have served all over the world. Each month or so I send out a big letter to all of my family and friends letting them know what we are doing and how we are doing in our family. It helps me see how we are being blessed and hopefully it is an encouragement to others to look for their own blessings from God.