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Hi I'm Juanita

I'm a stay-at-home mom, a crafter and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my sweetheart and I get to be a mother to my child. My sweet little boy prioritizes my time now that he is crawling and trying to walk. He is a little busy-body and I love chasing after him and making sure he stays out of mischief. In my spare time I love to do crafts, any type. I will try any craft at least once and on more then one occasion I have thrown out a project. Speaking of things I've thrown out before, some meals have definitely gone in the trash, but I really do enjoy cooking as well. This is who I am now, but growing up I was involved with a little bit of everything. I tried sports, I played hockey, cross-country skied and participated in track and field. I was part of the National Honor Society and like any kid I enjoyed spending time with friends and family making memories.

Why I am a Mormon

I have often heard the argument that there is no reason to follow a religion because I may be wrong in the end. To this I respond with this idea: why does it matter if I am wrong or right in the end if living this way makes me be a kinder and more loving and giving person? My conversion is unique to me, it didn't come with fanfare or commotion, but it did reach my soul. I grew up attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was baptized when I was 8 years old and went to Brigham Young University-Idaho, but even growing up in this church I still had to find out for myself that this was a true gospel and that I wanted to live it. So I turned to my scriptures and asked God to help me know it was true. I turned to a random page and read a verse. As I reflected on it I thought to myself, yes I believe that is true. I did this several more times and each time it was the same. I learned that day that I had built a testimony one day at a time throughout my life and knew that I wanted to continue living that life and continue to increase my testimony throughout the rest of my life. Now to return to what I started with. Everyone is entitled to believe whatever they want, but for my this is the life and lifestyle that I want to live and it makes my life filled with joy, love, peace and serenity.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a part of my everyday life. I pray often throughout the day, at meals, as a family, when I study from the scriptures and other materials and many other times. Our home is decorated with pictures of the Savior and other inspiring things. We try to create a home that is joyful, open and comfortable. As a family we attend church each week. My husband and I both have the opportunity right now to serve in the nursery at church, the children 18 months to 3 years old are in our class. I have 3 women from church that I get to serve as a visiting teacher to. Once a month at least my assigned companion and I go and visit each of these women and see how they are doing, share a message with them and try to find ways to serve and lift them up. My phone has apps on it that allow me to take my scriptures and entire church library with me wherever I go and can share those things in an instant with others.