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Hi I'm Jill

I am a wife, a mother of 10 wonderful children, grandmother to 14, assistant administrator, a convert and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 34 years. One of the most rewarding things I have done in my life is raising our 10 children. I love spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren. I enjoy quilting and doing crafts. I really enjoy doing family history and learning about my ancestors. I feel a special connection with the past as I see and learn about antiques and items that belonged to my family. I have spent most of my life teaching young women. I have a great love for youth and enjoy teaching them and helping them to find great joy in building their testimony and living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love girls camp! I am a convert to the church. I joined the church when I was 19 years old. I work as an assistant administrator for a group of orthopedic sports medicine doctors. I love catering, helping young brides with wedding dinners, luncheons and receptions. I also love having baby showers, bridal showers and missionary showers in our home. I am a people person and love being surrounded by people and sharing in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised in the Methodist church by wonderful parents who taught me great values and morals. I became acquainted with the LDS church when my brother came home one night and announced to our family that he was going to join the Mormon Church. My parents stated that if he was going to join the Mormon church they wanted to know what this church believed and so the missionaries came to our home to teach our family. I was 18 at the time. I had just graduated from high school and was attending college. I sat in on many missionary discussions about the principles of the gospel. I was determined to find out for myself if this church was true. If I was going to join this church it was going to be for the right reasons and I was going to know everything there was to know about the church. If I was going to be a part of this church it was going to be forever and I was going to do it right. After 3 sets of missionaries and a year and a half later I soon realized I was not going to know everything there was to know about the church. This is a lifetime endeavor and not a requirement for becoming a member of the church. I joined the church when I was 19 years old. I have now been married for almost 35 years and I can only begin to scratch the surface of what this conversion has done not only for me as a person, but for my family. I truly do not know where my life would have led had I not become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has enriched my life so fully with experiences that have taught me about people, trials, relying on the Lord, being faithful, obedient and happy. I have a personal relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and I know that he loves me. My hope for each one of you who may read this and who may be searching for something in your life is that you may find this same joy and happiness with a life completely fulfilled thru living a life centered around Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have always loved being involved in the church through church callings, activities and giving service. When I was married at age 20 and only having been a member of the church for 1 year, I was called to teach the young women who were ages 16-18. Not only was I only 2 years older than them but my gospel knowledge of the church was in it's infancy as well. These young womens gospel knowledge far exceeded mine. This began my love of teaching young women and of girls camp. I have spent the majority of my married life serving and teaching the young women of the church in some capacity. This was especially ironic because 8 of our 10 children were boys. I have also been very involved in the womens organization of the church. I was president of the womens organization of our congregation for 3 years and loved being involved with the women of the church. I love being a part of this wonderful organization of women. Sharing in their joys, sorrows, successes, and trials with these amazing women draw us closer as an organization as we share and grow together through gospel study and strengthening one another. I am currently team teaching with my husband, the young adults (between the ages of 18-21) Sunday School class in our congregation. These young people are amazing, so fun to be with and so incredible to watch as they learn and grow in their gospel knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.