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Hi I'm Jayne Bingham

I'm a wife and mother. I live in Germany. I am a virtual teacher. I love learning about my Scandinavian heritage.

About Me

I'm an American, but I have lived in Germany for the past 15 years. My husband and three children are the center of my life. I am a virtual teacher by profession. I like to read, cook, lift weights, travel, and spend time with my family. Walking, hiking, and snowshoeing in the outdoors are some of my favorite pastimes. I have become a family history fanatic, spending a lot of time researching my Scandinavian heritage. Through a series of miraculous events, I was able to connect with distant relatives in Sweden and had the opportunity to visit them this past year. It was a truly memorable experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I've tested this religion. First of all, I like to be happy. As I look back on my life, I can see that I have been happiest when I have truly lived my religion. That's not to say that being a Mormon means I'm perpetually happy. I've had my share of difficult experiences in life. In those tough times, I have found strength and peace through the gospel. In short, being a Mormon has made my life fuller and happier and more bearable during the hard times.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in my congregation--teaching, organizing, leading, helping others. Each new opportunity has been a challenging and very rewarding experience. My current assignment is to play piano in the children's meetings and assist others with family history research. On a broader scale, I have the opportunity to live my faith every day. My colleagues and students know that I am a Mormon, and they watch everything I do! Many of them are curious about Mormons and have asked questions about our beliefs. I feel a responsibility to show them that Mormons are just normal people, who struggle like everyone else. We rely on our faith to find comfort and strength as we strive to live good lives.