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Hi I'm Jeannie

I was born and raised n Utah. I have worked with children most of my life; including special needs. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and am mother of 2 grown children; one of each, who have families of their own. I love to quilt, crochet, embroider, read fantasy books, do yardwork and learn something new each day. I love the feeling I get when I accomplish or get things done. I love working with children, they are so special and fun to be with, they are so excited to learn new things. They keep you on your toes. Because of circumstances most of our grandchildren live with us. I love having them around and watching them grow. I have worked with special needs children for many years. If they are having a bad day it is usually because something has changed in their lives (like meds) and they are trying to deal with it. They are usually very sweet. This life is an exciting adventure with new things happening all the time. These experiences helps us grow and become better people. Taking care of elderly parents has been rewarding and I have never regreted the time and effort it took. They have since passed away and I miss the times we had together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church as a child. I am a member because I have a testimony that it is true. That it is it the way to follow our Saviour. My testimony started when I was young. My mother was the only one that went with me when I was baptized at the age of 8. I felt the warmest and strongest loving feeling at my baptism that I had ever felt and I knew Heavenly Father loved me and knew me and was happy with me for choosing to be baptized. I attended Primary right after school on Wednesdays for about an hour. There was one particular teacher there that instilled in me the love she had for Jesus Christ. Once again that warm feeling was the most wonderful feeling. As a teenager I had to choose whether to go water skiing, fishing, or some other activity with my family or attend Sunday church meetings. It wasn't always an easy choice, I loved being with my family, but I knew I was blessed for going to church. Getting married in the Salt Lake temple has been the blessing of my life, knowing that my husband and I will be together forever. It has helped us have a strong marriage and family. I continue to be faithful because I want to show my Heavenly Father how much I appreciate all His blessings He has sent us especially His Son, Jesus Christ. Being a faithful member of His church and trying to keep the commandments is the only way I can show love and repay them for all they have done for us all. I know the gospel is true, that Jesus is the Christ and Redeemer of the world, that through Joseph Smith the Lord restored the gospel on the earth again and that we have revelations and living prophets on the earth once again and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and compliments the Holy Bible. If you read the Book of Mormon and pray about it you too will know that it is true.

How I live my faith

We live in a small town and in the past have helped with the town-day parades. I teach 9 year old children in our church on Sundays. I have worked with different age children teaching them about Jesus Christ most of my adult life. It is so enjoyable being with them and seeing the joy they get in learning about the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has for them. I have a partner that goes with me once a month to visit and check on 3 women in our area to make sure they are doing ok and to help them with anything they need help with. We also check on them several times a month to keep in touch with them so they know we care about them. Everyone needs to know that others care about them. It helps them get through the rough times. We all help each other.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Jeannie
As a result of prayer, Joseph Smith was visited by Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Under their direction Joseph Smith reorganized the true church again. A gentleman asked Joseph Smith what the Mormons believed. He wrote to the gentleman in which he stated 13 articles which outlined the basic belief. Those statements has become known as the 13 Articles of Faith. They can be found at the end of the Pearl of Great Price and most members of the church can recite most of them from memory. Even though all are important these are my favorite. 1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression. 3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. 4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. 13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Show more Show less