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Hi I'm Jane Anne Rose

I was baptized in the ocean off of Laie, Hi when I was 19 years old. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a loving family that did not attend any church or celebrate any religion. Our life involved around sports activities. We were very close with our Grandparents and often I had opportunity to travel with them in a motor home during the summer. I remember occasions during my childhood where I wondered how and why I came to be in my particular family. Was there something more then being born, growing up and passing through life? It wasn't until I was exposed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as a non-member student at Brigham Young University, did I begin to ponder how I, and my loved ones, fit into God's plan for all His children. While attending a semester at BYU Hawaii in Laie, I accepted the challenge in the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:3-5, to "ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true". Upon asking with a 'sincere heart' and having a 'real intent' to know the truth of the Book of Mormon, and the Prophet Joseph Smith, and if God the Father had a plan for me and my family, I felt the power of the Holy Ghost as a burning in my heart confirming the 'truth of all things'. On Oct 31, 1970, I walked way out into the surf off the shore of Laie and was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Prophet Joseph Smith restored the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that Heavenly Father loves all of His children and we are all part of His family. Jesus Christ is our Savior and redeemer. Having desired to know if God had restored His church to the earth, my simple and sincere prayer as a nineteen year old student, profoundly confirmed to me that God does live and Jesus Christ has a plan for each of us. I very much want to be a part of that heavenly plan. I want to be worthy of returning with my family and loved ones to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. It is my testimony that the truths of the gospel have been restored to the earth and that Prophets and Apostles receive revelation to guide the Church in these latter days.

How I live my faith

After marrying a wonderful young man who was in the Air Force at the time, we have lived in several States around the Country. Each location we were immediatly embraced by the local LDS Ward. Opportunities to serve, with the members of our church family, as we all worked towards raising our children in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, became a rewarding experience. Eventually, our family settled in Utah where our children have grown up, married and establishing families of their own. In the LDS Church there are many opportunities to reach out to the young children, teenagers and the women of the congregation. Currently I am serving as the president of the womens organization. I organize our weekly meetings to discuss ideas on raising children, living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how we best can contribute to the needs of our City. Some of my most fond memories are while serving in the Primary where my children participated in classes and activities that taught them about the love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has for them.

What is the Relief Society?

Jane Anne Rose
Each local Ward or Branch unit in the Church has an organized group of women called the Relief Society. Early days in the Church, the Relief Society began as a social group for the women to meet and sew together. The Prophet Joseph Smith recieved revelation directing him to instruct the women in the doctrines of the Church and the Priesthood. Today the Relief Society works as a group in caring for each other, our families and the community we live in. Each week our Sunday meeting lessons teach of the blessing of living the Gospel, the words of the Prophets and Apostles and a discussion of our thoughts and ideas. Show more Show less