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Hi I'm LeeAnn Jett

I am a wife, mother, & grandma. I enjoy sewing, gardening and zumba. I graduated from college at 54. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the Mormon church and enjoyed participating in all of the children and youth organizations growing up. When I was 16 I questioned my involvement in the church. I was teaching a weekly children's religion class, paying 10% of my earnings as tithing, and being obedient to rules and commandments that most of my peers didn't have to follow--all because my parents, church teachers, and bishop said it was right. I was happy enough, but I needed to know for myself that the church I belonged to was true. What if I was making sacrifices in my life with no real consequence in my eternal future? I had good friends who were Jewish, Catholic, and agnostic, and they were happy too. I talked about my feelings with a friend and peer. He counseled me to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it to learn if it was true. If the Book of Mormon is true, he said, then Joseph Smith was a real prophet, and the church was true. I followed his advice and did read the Book of Mormon, and I did get a witness deep in my heart and soul that the Book of Mormon was true. I knew for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the church of Jesus Christ was restored through him. I have had a testimony of these things ever since, and have felt the witness through the Holy Ghost, or Spirit of Christ daily as I have lived each principle of gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my life's experiences have continually proven to me that living the principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ brings unparalleled joy and peace. Those ordinances and the principles of that gospel are found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that Joseph Smith was the prophet prepared to restore the Christ's church which included restoring the priesthood. I know that there is a living prophet even today! In a world of insecurity and tragedy, I have knowledge that God has His people, or followers, in the palm of his hands. He will triumph. That doesn't mean we won't have hard times, but being a Mormon, makes hard times endurable.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being prayerful, studying the scriptures daily, and being open to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, especially in the area of service. My husband and I will be serving an 18-month mission shortly to Rancagua Chile, a country we know nothing about including the language. I'm nervous about learning the Spanish, and it will be difficult to leave my parents, children and grandchildren, but it will be worth it knowing that the Lord will bless us, our family, and the Chileans we will work with in miraculous ways.