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Hi I'm Jannie

I was born and raised in sunny St. George, Utah. You will find me dancing in the rain and singing in the kitchen. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an average American girl who grew up loving disney, baseball, and chocolate chip cookies. I started playing violin when I was 9 years old, and have loved playing since then. In high school I played on the girls tennis team, served as the orchestra president, and performed in the high school musical. I love anything that allows me to have fun including: singing, dancing, athletics (especially baseball and tennis), zumba, jumping on the trampoline, bike rides, road trips, and most of all being with friends and family. I am always game for anything whether it's competitive or not. I have hosted a foreign exchange student from Italy, and we became sisters. I graduated high school with high honors, and have completed two long, hard, but well worth it semesters of college. I am really interested in psychology, but I get extremely excited when I learn about family and marriage relations, so we'll see where that takes me later down the road. What my dream job would really be? A mom.... and a Zumba instructor. Right now, I am preparing to serve my mission in Uruguay, Montevideo West. I absolutely love this gospel, it is what brings me the most joy, and my life has been incredibly blessed from it, and I cannot wait to share with others this light and truth and joy that I feel.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both Mormons and I grew up living the gospel standards. For awhile, I leaned on my parents and older siblings testimonies. When I was about 13, I wondered if what I had been taught about the scriptures and Jesus Christ were true. I believed them only because my family and friends and basically everyone around me were LDS church members (since living in Southern Utah). I wanted to find out for myself. I wanted to know if there really is a Heavenly Father who loves me and watches out for me. One Sunday in church, my sunday school teacher told us (the class) that if we really wanted to feel Heavenly Father's love, we just need to pray to Him and express gratitude; a whole prayer full of our thanks rather than also asking for blessings. I wanted to know, so that night before I went to bed, I knelt down and did just that. I started out with the regular things that everyone is grateful for like my family, my freedom, my health and so on. Then it went to more smaller things that I didn't realize I was really grateful for until expressing them to a God I believed must be listening. These smaller things were like my two hands, beautiful colors of the earth, and music. And then I went into thanking my God for things of the gospel like a modern-day prophet to guide us, the Book of Mormon, and church...and then I was thanking him for my brother Jesus Christ who died for me and who loves me. It was then that I felt it. I felt the most overwhelming warmth and peace and LOVE I had ever felt before. It was the most amazing feeling, and I KNEW that Heavenly Father was listening to me; that he knew who I, Jannie, was. I could feel his utmost understanding, and with that, a huge amount of courage and confidence to go forth day to day walking in the footsteps of Christ. It's simple really. All I did was knock at the door, believing someone would hear and answer. The Lord was there, and he was waiting for that knock so he could answer and let me in to his glorious joy.

How I live my faith

I have served diligently in the Young Womens organization where I have been a counselor that helped fellowship other girls, and prepare activities. I also served as co-chairman of the stake youth council where I would plan, prepare, and carry out ideas that would allow the youth to participate in fun activities and make new friends in a positive atmosphere. Right now, I am trying hard to do my visiting teaching each month. The main way I live my faith is through obedience. Obedience to living the gospel standards and God's commandments.