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Hi I'm Juanee

I am a registered nurse in Idaho, but most importantly, I'm a wife, mother, and Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Western Idaho, the oldest of 5 girls. I love being a big sister, but mostly being a mom to our sweet one-year-old daughter and wife to my sweetheart. I have had a crush on my husband since the day we met in middle school, and was lucky enough to get him to like me back... the rest is history! I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2010 because I love to serve people, and enjoy the sciences. I've also volunteered teaching English to children in Mexico before I got married. I enjoy snowboarding, wake-boarding, hiking, recycling, sewing, and spending time with friends and family. My life thus far has been a mellow one, but I'm a very intellectually driven person who loves to dig deep and enjoy any philosophical conversation.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church, I was taught the principles of the gospel from a young age. Yet, I believe everyone has a pivotal moment in life where they need to develop convictions on their own. I have seen how being members of this Church has acted like a shield to my family, protecting them from paths that lead to heartbreak I see everywhere. This church improves quality of life! Simply having something good to believe in is healthy for the soul, and I have found both principles to live by and answers to my questions. I want this for my future children and grandchildren!

How I live my faith

Honestly, my faith in this gospel is a part of my every waking moment. In the most basic way, my faith has lead me to incorporate God into my daily decisions through prayer. I live my faith by doing what I think Jesus would do, and praying to know what else God would have me do. My faith in Christ has given me something solid to hold onto when I feel like the world is full of so much sadness, or I have struggled with my own challenges I also try to live the virtues that I've been taught through this church. Like honesty, charity, forgiveness, sacrifice, tithing, frugality, and fidelity. I've served in several positions in the church, including teaching youth and adult sunday school, teaching children's music, chairman of a service committee, and leader of our women's organization. Members do not request certain positions, but are called by their local leaders, and are not compensated. The greatest calling in this church--given to every adult member--is a responsibility to care for another particular family in the ward. I remember when I was pregnant, the sister assigned to me took such great care of me. When I had my baby (away from my family) she brought meals, answered questions, and sent texts of love and concern. I've had great experiences serving sisters through their hard times, and developed friendships that I will be eternally grateful for.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Juanee
Our church buildings are where Sunday services are held, as well as some weekday activities. In contrast, our temples are closed on Sunday but open throughout the week, and you can go worship whenever. While our church meetinghouses are open for anyone, the temple is more sacred, and members can attend only if they are keeping certain commandments. Show more Show less