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Hi I'm Janet

I'm a Canadian, and I love to travel! My ultimate goal is to see the world and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mother with two teenagers. I work 3 part-time jobs to make ends meet. So life with us is never easy or boring! I love to travel, read and spend time with my family and friends. We like to play games, watch movies, but mostly just have fun and laugh!

Why I am a Mormon

I never expected to be a religious person. I was brought up to believe in God and attend church but it wasn't a major factor in my life. Then one day I attended a christian non-denominational church service at a conference I was at for work. The speaker said we had only three choices as to whether or not we believe in God and Jesus Christ. First was no, I don't believe. If there isn't a God, it doesn't matter. If there is then ... well you're in trouble. Second was maybe, there might be a God.If there isn't, it doesn't matter. If there is then how do you know he will accept you? The only safe answer is yes. If there isn't a God, then the worst you have done is living a life with good christian values. If there is a God, then you are saved. I grew up being a maybe, however on that day I believe that the Holy Spirit testified to me the truth of a Living God and His son Jesus Christ. Never had my heart been so full of love and understanding. I knew with every fiber of my being that God is real and Christ is our Savior. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a short while later. My mother had joined two years earlier and my father a year after her. I had never felt the spirit at my previous church and knew there was something different and special about my parents since they had joined. I called the local church and received the lessons from the missionaries. What amazed me the most was the simplicity of the gospel and that they encouraged me to read and pray and discover the answers to my questions myself. My previous experience was to be told what everything meant and to not think or ask God. Within two weeks I was baptized. I knew this church was true because I came out of the waters of baptism with the exact same feeling I had on that Sunday in the conference. I continue to know the truth of this church and the gospel because I continue to study and question and pray.

How I live my faith

I always joke with my friends, that I may be a Mormon, but I'm not a very good one. I would have to describe myself as a little rough around the edges, but with a heart of gold and good intent. I know that I should do better with my prayers, studying and even sometimes the examples I set. Perhaps the best way for me to describe how I feel about my faith is the words from the hymn "I Stand all Amazed." In part, "I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine, to rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,..." However, I know that God lives, I know that His son is our Redeemer and Savior, I know that this is His true church and that there is a living prophet that leads and guides us today. And for those and all the great blessings in my life I am eternally grateful.