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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a proud Oregonian, I am a future missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 19 year old future missionary. I love living in Oregon and enjoying all that Oregon has to offer. It is one of the most diversely beautiful states and I am completely in love with not only the outdoorsy atmosphere that can be felt and accomplished here, but I also really enjoy the city life in Portland. I am always open to trying new things and that has given me the opportunity to try multiple different sports/hobbies like dancing and music. The one thing that I believe has shaped me as a person and something that I have never let go is a love for music, not only listening to it, but playing it. I have played the violin for 12 years and hope to continue to progress and grow in music as I get older. I got my associates degree at BYU Hawaii and studied biology with an emphasis in chemistry. I hope to pursue a career in the medical field. I enjoy helping others, and I hope to make that a part of my career goals, but also make that a trait I keep with me forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon for many reasons. I was born into a family of strong members. They helped me receive a simple testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ as I grew up. When I was eight I made the decision to be baptized and made special promises with my Heavenly Father. Although my faith and testimony have wavered since my decision to be baptized, I know that this church is true, and without a doubt know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who has given us a savior, which is his son Jesus Christ to guide us on our mortal journey. Any doubts I have had have always been cast aside by the powerful knowledge and relationship I have with my savior, Jesus Christ. There have been many experiences in my life where I have felt his love, and seen his hand in the working of miracles, no matter the size. I am a mormon because I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is not a replacement for the bible, but another testament of Jesus Christ and works hand in hand with the teachings in the bible. I know that the words written in the Book of Mormon are true because they have given me revelation, and I have felt an immense amount of peace and comfort while reading them. I am a mormon because the gospel that I have been taught and the sacrifices I have made to be a faithful member of this church have only made my life better. I don't believe that I have been restricted in any sense, but I believe that I more fully feel my savior's love when I do what he has commanded me to do. I love the happiness and joy that this gospel brings. The focus it has given my life and the knowledge I have that Heavenly Father is my maker, that he sent his son to die for all the sins of the world, and because of that we can return to Him, will always be the foundation of my beliefs. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and the bible and I am grateful for a savior and a loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith very simply. I attend church meetings regularly, I pray and read my scriptures, and attend the temple to find peace and guidance. There are aspects of my faith that might seem difficult, but to me have blessed me more than I can even comprehend. I strictly adhere to the word of wisdom and never partake of coffee/tea, alcoholic beverages, or drugs. I have made a commitment to get married before having sexual relations, and my goal is to one day get married in the temple. Aside from these things, I try and participate in church through callings. Callings are unpaid responsibilities each member of the church receives to contribute to the community of the ward. I have had many callings that were leadership positions as a youth in my ward, and right now I am preparing to embark on a 1.5 year mission. By preparing for my mission I am learning little by little of the things I will be expected to do out in the mission field. By making these preparations I am working harder at becoming a better member of this gospel and a better missionary.