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Hi I'm Janet Barber

I grew up in Oregon (USA), and have been married almost 44 years. I have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the Pacific Northwest. My family consisted of a father, mother, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Before marriage, I worked as a ski instructor and then in the banking industry. After marriage, I continued to work to help support my husband as he completed his higher education. After starting our family, I chose to stay at home and devote my time to raising our family of 2 girls and 2 boys. Family means everything to me and we were blessed with enough income for me to do this. I wanted to give my family the same happy home that I was given growing up. My husband will retire soon and we will be going on a mission for our church. We want to serve the Lord to thank Him for the many blessings he has given to us over the years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to loving parents who taught me the doctrines of our faith until I was old enough to pray and gain a testimony for myself. I can't remember ever not believing in Jesus Christ, the gospel he preached, and the plan of salvation that has been revealed through his prophets, ancient and modern. Even without my personal spiritual witness through the Holy Ghost, I cannot imagine a happier, more fulfilling lifestyle to follow in this life.

How I live my faith

I try to do the things that will strengthen my faith: praying, reading the scriptures, Family Home Evening on Mondays, attending the temple and keeping the commandments of Jesus Christ. Service and love to others is a key element in all this. I am currently serving as a Compassionate Service Leader for the women in our congregation, which places me in a position to hear of the trials and needs of these women. I am often able to coordinate help and be a friend during their hard times. I value these experiences and have myself benefitted through the years from people who have helped me and my family along the way.