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Hi I'm Janet

I'm a Mormon and I love how my life is richer because of my beliefs.

About Me

When I was a child my family had no religious leanings until my sister started going to the Baptist church in our hometown. I was the younger sister, so I followed her, along with my brothers. It felt good to have a church to go to, but something was missing for me, but I didn't really know what. I knew there was a god and I believed in Jesus Christ, but there were questions just not being answered. When I was ten years-old, my parents decided we should investigate religion and we went to a different congregation every week. It was the same thing for me. There were things that made sense, but not completely. Finally, we attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) and I felt at home. It was as if things I always knew were being taught to me again. It was complete and made me feel whole. Our family joined the church a while later and I have enjoyed the blessings of all of the teachings, as well as an extended church family that is always there for me. I have five children and a wonderful husband and they are everything to me. I am a dental hygienist and love the work I do as well, but the most important part of my life is my family and working with them to keep a focus on the important things of life. My understanding of the gospel helps me keep that focus. Everything I learn at church is good and leads me back to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and the daily influence of the Holy Ghost in my daily life brings me peace.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Church is true! I have know this since I was 10 years old, and have experiences regularly that confirm this truth to me. Without the truth that the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me I would be empty. It fills me up and gives me peace, courage, hope and strength. It also gives me the desire to be better and more, because I realize how much I have to grow. Even though I am I perfect, I know that Jesus can and will make up the difference and I can be made whole through Him. The Book of Mormon, along with the Bible, other scripture and living prophets, teach me every day. Also, through the blessings of the temple, I am joined with my family into eternity instead of just for time, and that gives me great comfort. What a blessing it is to know what I know and to be able to worship with others who have the same beliefs. Because I love the gospel so much, I want others to have the same joy I have. If you are searching, please explore this church and test it to see if the things I speak of are true.

How I live my faith

I work with the youth in my church, specifically, girls age 12-18. They are amazing young women and give me hope in the future because of their goodness! I see them being so courageous as they grow up in a confused world, but they have a sure footing because of what they know. Their parents teach them well, and the things they learn together at church help solidify those teachings. They learn that they are daughters of Heavenly Father and that he loves them. They learn to their own worth and to stand for righteousness....and the importance of faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity and virtue. I am so lucky to get to spend time with these precious children of God. Recently I was able to go to Uganda and Rwanda and participate in a humanitarian trip to teach dentists and dental therapists how to perform preventative treatment for their patients. It was an amazing experience and is typical of the work that we do as a world-wide church, reaching out to those less fortunate than we are. It was humbling to see so many people who have so much faith and work so hard each day, but don't have the standard of living that we are used to in the US, but they persevere. It made me realize all the more the things in life that really matter. Sharing what we have with others is something the Savior taught and I try to remember that in my daily walk. I think my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps me do that.