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Hi I'm Janell Phelps

I live in a small town in Utah. I am a mother and grandmother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I like to spend time with my kids and grandkids. I love to be at home and love decorating and cooking for all of the traditional holidays. My favorite time of the year is Autumn because of everything that comes with it.....pumpkin patches, harvesting vegetables from my garden, cool temperatures with the leaves changing, high school football, caramel apples, and dressing up for Halloween! We have hosted a family Halloween Party now continuously for Twenty-Seven years! My husband and I like to travel and have visited many countries. A few of my favorites are Switzerland (the land of my ancestors), Costa Rica, St. Thomas, and Tahiti. We both love to see the wildlife in different areas of the world including birdwatching. I bore two children and adopted three more. (A sibling group with emotional and learning disabilities) While it was a very challenging experience going from two to five children overnight we adapted and through the really rough times....laughed. Humor helped so much as we were figuring out how to handle it all. Now, as all of my children are grown and out of the house I enjoy spending time with their children. I have four grandchildren under the age of three with another on the way next month. They bring a lot of joy into my life. Other things that I like to do are; cooking, golfing, swimming, and driving around my little town with the top down!

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a great heritage of Mormon pioneers. In studying about their lives and sacrifices I learn of their great faith. My faith began as a little girl as my parents took me to church and taught me at home how to live and abide by the teachings in the scriptures. I learned to have faith in Jesus Christ and to follow his example that he outlines in the scriptures. In the scriptures we are taught the importance of; having faith in Him, repenting of our wrongdoings, being baptized under the proper authority, receiving and keeping the Holy Ghost with us, and enduring to the end. I have a testimony that by following these and other principles that we can have peace and happiness in our lives. I am amazed at the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus have for me. I know that my life is richly blessed because of living the gospel that Jesus established on the earth. This gospel is found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. God's priesthood power is here on the earth and it is found within His church today. The priesthood has blessed me immensely through sickness, hard times, and in raising my children. I am truly blessed to have the priesthood in my home through the worthiness of my husband and sons.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live as the Savior would want me to. As I read the scriptures and study His life I learn how He lived His life and I try to follow His teachings and example. I attend church each Sunday and have served in many areas of service there. Through the years I have worked with the youth teaching lessons about the Savior, doing fun activities during the week, spearheading service projects, and attending various camps and conferences with them. I have worked with the women of my congregation teaching lessons, organizing projects for them, and helping those who are temporally in need receive the food and clothing they need for their families. Currently, I serve with the young children. It is a joy meeting with them each week and teaching them through words and music the joy and peace that comes from living the way the Lord expects them to. I have been involved in the choir for many years and at times have been asked to lead the choir for a time. Music in the church has brought me great happiness! One of my favorite callings has been organizing activities for our congregation. This included Valentine's dinners, swimming parties, Halloween/Fall carnival, ward campouts, and of course, Christmas parties. All of these included organizing meals! A big job but a fun one! Lastly, I have served as a visiting teacher for 30 years. This includes visiting 3-5 women of my ward each month to check on them and make sure all is well in their life and helping any way I can. Being a Mormon includes much time serving other people. This is the Savior's way.