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Hi I'm Jan

I grew up in a dozen cities because my dad was in construction. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I love to dance, hike, travel and especially volunteer. I have really enjoyed working in the out patient clinic at Shriner's Hospital for Children here in Portland. Shriner's does wonderful things for kids! I've been able to travel a bit and especially enjoyed living in China for a year while teaching English to many wonderful students.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith, but my parents were not always actively involved, and yet I had an overwhelming faith even at a very young age. Because of my travels, I have met many Mormons and non Mormons in varying degrees of committment to their faith. The dearest people are the ones who live true to their beliefs! The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been the center and joy of my whole life! I can't imagine how anyone can ge through life without the scriptures and the power, strength and love that comes from prayer.

How I live my faith

I have been serving in the LDS Church since I was a Sunday School Secretary at the age of 14. I most recently have served 4 missions and am about to serve another for 18 months. I love being involved in my community and have been serving on my city council's sister city's commission and doing some office work at the city administration building once a week.