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Hi I'm Jelean

Hi, my name is Jelean. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and I am a writer.

About Me

I was raised in the small farming community of Hooper, Utah. I am privileged to be the mother of five children who are married to five extra special mates. I am honored to be the grandmother of 19 extraordinary grandchildren. I have fun playing table games with them. I take their photos to place in Books of Remembrance. I present the books to them when they turn twelve-years-old. The book also contains ancestor stories and photos. I enjoy writing about their life’s’ experiences and their stories of faith and of humor. I also write about love, harmony, family and have been honored to have my articles published in LDS Church periodicals. I find writing to be a source of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been called to serve a full-time church mission. Jesus Christ is the greatest missionary of all time. He went about doing good. He was the master teacher. He died for us, was resurrected that we might live. He atoned for us that we might have eternal life. And how did I come to know Jesus Christ, how did the Atonement affect me? My personal experiences, my challenges - though minute in comparison - brought Jesus’ suffering to a reality. It caused tender feelings in the depths of my heart. The knowledge of His ultimate sacrifice, created a union between Him and me. It brought to me a deep understanding and a continual recognition of the atonement. I felt His love, His strength, and His calming words. He has been on far more strenuous paths than I have walked and He has been on mine. I have felt love from Him who knows pain. Through my challenges, I felt and appreciated the atonement and the sweetness of His love. I have felt comfort and encouragement. I experienced an assurance in my heart that He felt of my devotion to Him. I became convincingly reminded of the sacrament being a time to feel grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ. I came to realize that the Savior knows and loves me with a love that is unconditionally given to each of us. I have felt strength, gratefulness, determination, and I have felt faith.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed teaching youth and have also served in capacities with women: leading and working with them. Functioning as a visiting teacher has been especially rewarding as I became friends, gained strengths from them, and we shared a special kind of love toward one another.