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Hi I'm Janene

I have five wonderful children. I love to travel and spend time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Utah. My pioneer ansestors settled the town I grew up in back in the 1800's. There were only about 50 people that lived in the town when I was growing up. I graduated from a high school that was about 50 miles away. I went to college. For a brief time I lived in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. I got married and have five children. My husband and I lived in the Washington, D.C. area for about four years then moved back to where were were closer to our families. Family is very important to us. I have been very blessed to be able to stay at home and raise my family. That was something that has always been very important to me. I love spending time with them. I love music, reading, writing, and spending time with my family. Our family has traveled to all fifty of the United States. As you can tell, we like to travel as well. My husband and I decided that spending time driving in a car will make you or break you. My children have very fond memories of those road trip. I guess you could say, it makes our family special. I think it made us. We have been to both Canada and Mexico as well. Some day we hope to travel abroad. I was a stay at home mom until about four years ago, when I started working at the local elementary school. I like working at the school because I get the same time off as my children. I have learned a lot from this experience, mostly about myself: some things I like, some things I don't.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church when I was born, so I have been raised in the church. I have wonderful parents who have been a great influence in my life. They taught me how to work hard, and to be an honest person. Integrity is a great legacy in my life. My Grandfather joined the church in Denmark when he was 18 years old and migrated to Utah. He worked hard and was able to help bring his mother and siblings over to live with him. He would go out of his way to make sure he was honest in his dealings with his fellow men. I loved my grandfather very much. He was a gentle, intelligent, and loyal man. I always tried to be an obedient child to my parents. I learned the importance of attending church and living the comandments from the example of my parents. I had really good friends who helped me to be true to myself as well. I just knew the gospel of Jesus Christ would bring me joy and happiness if I lived the precepts that were taught to me at a young age. As I have grown older, and have experienced being in the world a little more, I have learned that with a sure and abiding faith. My motto in life is: Be obedient, have faith, serve others, and enjoy the journey. I know the Church of Jesus Christ is the true church on the earth today. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and witll bring you much happiness, when you learn these things for yourself.

How I live my faith

When I was 21 years old, I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I loved it there. The majoritiy of my church service has been with the youth. I have worked with the younger children and am currently working with the young women 12-18 years of age. They are so wonderful and I learn a lot from them. I am also a visiting teacher, but I love to serve others when it is not expected. I find greater fulfillment when I can do some small service to others when they aren't expecting it. I love getting to know other people, and I try to greet people and make them feel like they are someone special (which they are). Every one is a child of God.

What do Mormons believe about family?

I believe that the family is the fundamental building block of the Church. As a member of The Church I believe that my family will be together in this life and through the eternities. My greatest joy is in my family and their happiness. I want to be with them forever. I believe that by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and through the Priesthood that has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith that I will be blessed to be with my family forever. Death will not seperate us. This brings me such peace and joy in my life. I recently lost my sister to cancer, but I know she is near and that she still loves me as a sister. I think of her often as I do other loved ones who have passed on. It brings a great deal of peace to my heart to know that I will see her again, and that I will be with those wonderful grandparents and other family members that I have known in this life, again. It only makes sense that we would be with them forever as a family unit. Death cannot take that away from me. Show more Show less