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Hi I'm Joann

I was born in Montreal, Canada but now live in the United States of America. I am a nurse, a wife and a mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired nurse. My husband and I like to hike, and enjoy the mountains and nature around us. I love my grandchildren and children. I am grateful to sometimes be able to help friends and neighbors who need help because of illness.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Protestant Faith in Canada. My family had stopped going to church when I was in my early teens. After moving to California, for a nursing job. I felt the need to return to a church, but didn't know which church to join. I felt the need for purpose in my life. Some of the people in my apartment complex were Latter Day Saints (Mormons). One of these people asked me to church and I agreed to go. I listened t the testimonies of members and recognized feelings I had experienced about Heavenly Father and Jesus. When meeting with the missionaries over the next few weeks, I felt I already believed many of the things they were teaching. After praying and fasting I received a knowledge that I must act on what I knew to be true. That meant I needed to be baptized. That was exactly what I did, and I am so very thankful for that decision. I know my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ live and love each of us. I know that revelation continues today. We have a prophet on the earth who leads and guides this church by the will of our Heavenly Father. I feel so very blessed. I can't imagine living without this knowledge. I am so thankful my family also enjoys the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to guide them and keep them safe.

How I live my faith

I find joy in teaching the youngest children at church. I have found that no matter what job I have had at church, I have always grown to love those I have worked with or served. I don't have any special talents except maybe for being a friend to other people who need one. The women I have been asked to visit each month are young mothers, the same ages as my children. They have all felt alone, but we have developed special friendships and have strengthened each other.