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Hi I'm Joan

I was born and raised in So. California. I am a wife, a mother of five, grandmother of one. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a wife, mother of 5 and grandma of 1! I also am a caregiver for my mother in law. I love sports and being with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I would attend churches with friends and occasionally family and I loved learning the Bible stories and getting to know about Jesus Christ. I don't ever remember not knowing He was my Savior. As a older child and into my teenage years I didn't go to church much because I didn't know where to go but I wanted to go! My father was sick and died when I was 15 and things were rough at home. I felt very alone. Then through a series of events I ended up meeting a girl who was a member of the church. She would invite me to attend some things but I ussually said no. I did go to dances. Her neighbor was also a member of the church and she took some interest in me for some reason. I wore my skirts very short which was the fashion of the day and she gave me fabric to make some more modest clothing so I could have something to wear to dances that I went to with my friend. Not sure why I decided to go to church with my friend but the end of my senior year of high school I changed my mind and even met with the missionaries. I was given a Book of Mormon and read it and the missionaries challenged me to read it and pray to find out for myself if it was true. I read it in a short period of time and prayed about it and received an answer for myself that it is truly God's words. I was baptized shortly afterwards and continue to read and study and pray. I am grateful to know that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us and a Savior who sacrificed his life that we can return to His presence once again!

How I live my faith

I love to do research on my family tree. I love knowing about who preceded me and about their struggles and challenges. I have had a variety of responsibilities in the church, much of what was what I thought was beyond what I thought I could do. I love the women, young and old of the church, and have enjoyed being able to get to know them through working together on service and humanitarian projects. I especially love the little children and have had fun playing and teaching and singing songs. I try to take what I learn in preparing lessons and working with others and apply them to helping my family work through challenges and making future plans.