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Hi I'm Janette

I'm a full-on, quirky Texan. I may live simply, but technology keeps me well versed in classic literature adventures.

About Me

Although I've a family that some would describe ample with sound and children, I'm the second child to decide to go on a mission despite being one of the youngest. My siblings and in-laws are very encouraging and all, in their own ways sent me off in the best way they knew how: lots of love.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother started attending services of the LDS faith here and there during her youth. Soon, it became less sporadic, and more what she yearned for. She joined the church in her early adulthood. My father is a model of what you'd think a typical LDS male is. Born and raised in the church, went on a mission, married in the temple, had a few kids. But it's the influence of my mother that raised questions of the soul. Why Mormon? I enjoyed church, and the scriptures had cool stories in them, but did I believe it? Did I want to be baptized into this church? The few months before my baptism were when I first started looking at the scriptures as truths, rather than fun stories. I started saying my prayers as if I were having a conversation and listened for the response. I asked more questions to my leaders at church, particularly why they believed. In the end, like it is for you, it was only through my actions and desires to know truth that I learned where I needed to be. It's not because I was raised in the church. It's not because I haven't looked elsewhere. It's not to socialize because my friends attend. It's because I found what I believed in and I learned about the truths it held.

How I live my faith

I read scriptures and pray to my Father above on a daily basis. This helps me to know what He would have me do during the day. I'm quick to serve anyone who asks in any way I can. This is how I show others my religion; not by words, but by actions towards them in their time of need.