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Hi I'm Janet

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Colorado but have lived in several states.

About Me

I have 5 children and 14 grandchildren. In addition to spending time with family I love to read, sew (mainly quilting), travel, genealogy, hiking, and gardening. I especially enjoy making hand made items and donating them to the Festival of trees each year. The festival is a fundraiser for a children's hospital.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a testimony of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for all that He has done for me. Especially the gift of the Atonement. I know he lives. I know that Christ's church has been restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. It is called in His name The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Many people know us as Mormons though. This is probably because in addition to the Bible we have another witness of Jesus Christ called the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is also the word of God. I have read it and prayed to know if it is true and I have received a sweet confirmation that it is.

How I live my faith

Service to others is a big part of my faith. Most recently I have enjoyed teaching values and principles to the young children at church through Bible stories. I have also enjoyed teaching religious classes to the teenagers each morning before they go to school. Our ladies organization has been a real blessing to me. We have religious lessons together each Sunday where we teach one another. We also have weekday meetings where we share things we know about, and learn from others.. Things such as cooking, sewing, money management, crafts, decorating, painting, gardening, stress management, exercise, health. The possibilities are endless.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Visitors are always welcome. Our main worship service is called sacrament meeting and is important because we partake of the sacrament (communion) there . We also sing religious hymns, have opening and closing prayers. As members of the congregation we give talks when asked by the Bishop. Sometimes there is a hymn sung by the choir or a musical number played on a reverent instrument such as piano, flute, or violin. No collection plate is passed. We put our tithes and offerings in an envelop and it is kept confidential. We have other meetings on Sunday-Sunday School where we study from the scriptures, and meetings for different age groups. for 18 months-3 years a nursery is provided, children 3-11 attend primary which is lessons, singing and activities to help them learn about our Savior Jesus Christ and values and principles to help them live good lives. Youth 12-18 attend either Young Men or Young Women and adult women attend a meeting called relief society and adult men attend priesthood. In each of these we sing hymns, pray and have lessons to help us follow the teachings of Jesus and be the best we can. Show more Show less