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Hi I'm Jane

I grew up in New York City. I believe families are forever. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my 20's I worked as a Registered nurse in a hospital's cardiac research unit. I married and we welcomed our first baby boy into our family. Life seemed out of balance to me, so I left nursing to focus on my life as a mom. Zoom ahead 27 years and today I have four adult children who I love and admire so much. For me, time flies when gardening, when researching to know more about my ancestors or when reading a good book. I think life long learning is invigorating. The best of life is spending time with my husband, who is the love of my life, and with family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was searching for answers to great questions- Who am I? What is my purpose for being on this earth? Where does the strength come to meet the challenges of life? What is this life all about? Is Jesus really our Savior? Why do we need saving? I visited various Christian congregations. I grew in my knowledge of truth in all of them. But there was still a deep conviction that there was more to discover. Eventually, I began to investigate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The missionaries invited me to read the Book of Mormon and to ask God if this church were true. And so I did. Of course, you know where that has led me. The prophets teach us that the answers are there for all of God's children - " And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." - quote from the Book of Mormon

How I live my faith

Believing is a crucial start, but to me, living one's faith is about action. Service is one way I live my faith. Here are a few service opportunities my church has given to me: teaching children moral values and how to make personal choices that will lead to happiness, sitting down with a mother and determining how the church can help sustain her and her family with food for another 2 weeks, mentoring volunteers, working alongside my friends for a local nonprofit that works to empower people who are homeless, serving as president of a church organization, serving in a Spanish speaking congregation and in that process, discovering a love of the people, their country's culture, and the language. Maybe most importantly, I believe it is in the small but consistent ways that faith is lived. Through such things as offering a smile or a listening ear. It is choosing every day to live my faith by praying, reading the scriptures and striving to live like Jesus taught us to live, in our family most importantly. Trusting that our Heavenly Father understands with godlike patience and compassion, just how incredibly far we have yet to go in that quest, trusting that He has our back, trusting that we are never alone, trusting that He will empower us, trusting in His constant love through a lifetime of changing and becoming that future person He absolutely knows we will become as we trust our lives to Him.