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Hi I'm SanjaD

I was born in Bosnia, grew up in Michigan, and live in New Jersey now. I homeschool my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a homeschooling Mom, who loves to spend time with my family and travel with them. The beach, any beach is pretty much my favorite place to be. I love exploring new places, and when we travel I like to plan some activities, but like to leave time to just wonder around. My idea of a sport is walking, preferably at the beach, but my kids love sports, so I seem to spend a lot of time driving them to activities. I enjoy doing Sudoku and logic puzzles, and I love to read. I enjoy watching sci-fi movies and TV shows. I love music, pretty much any kind except country and going to concerts.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Bosnia, and came to the US with my family when I was around 2. I was raised Serbian Orthodox, but stopped going to church in my teens. I first learned about the LDS church when I meet and started dating my future husband. He grew up in the church in South Africa. We got married, moved to South Africa, had our first child, moved to New Jersey, and had a second child. All that moving, having children and being away from family made the church community seem very attractive. My husband was taking the kids to church so I decided to learn more about what they were being taught. I agreed with the teachings and became interested in joining the church, but what finally made me decide to join was learning about temple work. I didn't believe in organized religion because I never believed a loving Heavenly Father would pick some of his children to give the opportunity to belong to the only true church, therefore I didn't think there was a true church. When I learned that everyone who lived would have a chance to hear about the gospel and accept it or not, I knew this was the true church. I love being a member of this church, and am grateful for the opportunities it gives me to become a better person.

How I live my faith

I have had a lot of church jobs, and have learned a lot from them. I have worked with children, teenage girls, and a women's group. I am always happiest when I work with the children or teens. I have taught classes, helped organize youth conferences, planned food for around 100 people on a Pioneer re-enactment for a weekend, and helped at a girl's camp. This has taught me how to be more organized, how to delegate and how to plan. I have learned how to run meetings and became more comfortable talking in front of large groups.