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Hi I'm Jayne Ann Osborne

I am a returned missionary, a college grad and the luckiest wife in the world. I'm a Mormon, I know it, live it and I love it.

About Me

I am an avid oil painter. My favorite things to paint are roses and gardens. I love to read, especially the old classics like Sherlock Holmes and Treasure Island. I served my mission in Chile and speak fluent Spanish. I keep up with my Spanish by volunteering to teach it. I am finding myself at a point in my life when my biggest personal goals have all been accomplished. Mission, check. College degree, check. Marriage in the temple, check. Become a mother, getting there. Now I've got to start coming up with new personal goals. I'm not quite sure where to start, but I know that setting goals is important. It's such a great way to surprise yourself, to progress in this life and to expand your capabilities!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it helps me to know and love my Savior and my Heavenly Father better. Ever since I was a little girl, I have felt a special connection with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and it is in Their church that I feel that connection the strongest. I love them with all my heart and I love the constant spiritual progression I feel through living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though there are troubles in the world, I understand the world better as I learn more and more about the Plan of Salvation and my role in it. I love being a Mormon because it teaches me charity, hope and faith. It teaches me how to love others and myself. I feel so much love and peace when I know I am doing that which makes God happy. Every challenge I face becomes sweet in hindsight as I press forward and exercise faith. I do not know where I would be without the Church of Jesus Christ in my life. It gives me a sense of identity that cannot be shaken. I know this is His true church and that it isn't just another church, but rather a way of life and progression that will not only bring us back to Him, but also bring us back together as eternal families. I testify that these things are true. I know it, I live it and I love it. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by integrating it into everything I am and everything I do. It may seem simple, but the easiest way I have found to do that is to be grateful. By giving thanks to the Lord for everything He has blessed me with, I find that it is so much easier to see His hand at work in my day to day life. It is a catalyst for positivity, even during hard times. By being grateful to the Lord and counting my blessings, it helps me to always remember to live the gospel principles that I love so much. I also live my faith by jumping at opportunities to serve and to show people how much they are loved. I am a visiting teacher and teach the Sunbeams class with my husband. I try to make at least one new friend every week at Church and to memorize everyone's names so that they will always feel welcome and loved.

What is being a Mormon like?

Jayne Ann Osborne
Joyful. Joy is such a deep concept. Joy is something you have, not something you have to feel every minute or even every day. Yes, we all still have deep, personal struggles. That's part of mortality. Being a Mormon doesn't make you exempt from those things, but it does give you joy to help buoy you up through your challenges. The gospel teaches that joy comes from a number of sources. It comes from family life, from knowledge, from developing a testimony, from coming to know our Savior better, from obedience, from making and keeping covenants, from serving, and more. Being a Mormon doesn't make mortality easy, but it does make even the darkest moments sweet (whether in the moment or in retrospect). I love it! Show more Show less