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Hi I'm Jeanette

I am a native Utahan and love it here. I enjoy being a homemaker with a family of seven. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Layton, Utah but have moved a few times. I had the opportunity to live in Mexico City, Mexico as a teenager for a year and a half. It was a very good experience for me. I went to college for a couple of years and then went on a full-time mission to British Columbia, Canada. After coming home and attending more college, I married. That marriage ended in divorce a few years and two kids later. I finished my college education as a single mother. I enjoy learning and had a wonderful experience during my university years. I hope that continuing formal education will be in my future. Within a year after graduating, I met my husband. He was also divorced and has one child. We now have a combined family of five children that keep us hopping. I am involved in my children's learning and growing in school and at home. I also enjoy the hobby of cross-stitching. I have been cross-stitching since my teenage years and I still love it. I also scrapbook (in a very loose since of the word) our family picture. I don't consider that one of my talents, but my children love to look at our family picture books, so I keep doing it. I enjoy reading, when I can, and also watching old movies. I am a fan of old musicals in particular. My husband jokes with me that I don't watch movies I just listen to them as I cross-stitch. That may be true, but I enjoy either way. Our family enjoys doing things together. We love putting together Legos, playing games, and going fun places.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I discovered from God that this is His true church. I grew up in the church with faithful parents. It was a gift and blessing to me. But, the Lord, in His great mercy, gave me experiences of my own apart from those of my parents. I learned to seek Him in prayer and discovered for myself that He hears my prayers and answers them. I know that Jesus Christ lives and is the Savior of the world. It humbles me and touches me deeply to think of Him, His life, His sacrifice for me, His death and resurrection and the restoration of His true church on the earth. I have learned these things through study and faith. I have found great joy and peace in living the commandments. I take time to search the scriptures and I enjoy reading the word of God. It fills me with light and I know that it is true. This is how my testimony of the Book of Mormon began and still continues. As a child, I knew that as I read the Book of Mormon, my mind was enlightened and I felt in my heart that it was a true book. I know it is true and as I continue to read and study it, the Lord continues to touch my heart to it's truthfulness. This is also true of how I know that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet and that it was through Him that Jesus Christ brought back the fullness of His gospel. I have prayed and asked God to reveal the truthfulness of these things and He has. I also know that a prophet continues to guide His church today. His name is Thomas S. Monson. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enriched and blessed my life. Throughout all of my life's struggles, the Lord has been with me and I have found comfort and peace. This church is true and I encourage all people to search and pray and find out this truth for themselves.

How I live my faith

I am fortunate to live in a community where there are friendly people. I spend some time volunteering at my children's school. I am also very grateful for every opportunity to serve in the Mormon church. Currently, in my ward, I get the opportunity to work with children under age 12. I have two other women who work with me and we teach the children each Sunday. The children are divided into classes by age. Each class has one to two teachers. We also work with these teachers in helping the children learn and apply the gospel of Jesus Christ. We teach them that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father and that He has a plan for them here in this life. We teach them to believe in Jesus Christ and to follow Him. I love working with the children. I love sharing my faith and convictions with them. I love feeling their spirits and see their eagerness to learn the truth. I also have the opportunity to visit with some of the other women in my ward every month in their home. Another woman in my ward is assigned to go on these visits with me. We go and chat and see how life is treating these good women. We also share with them a spiritual message from our church leaders and/or from the scriptures. I enjoy these visits a great deal. It is a way we can care for each other and feel the Spirit of the Lord together.