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Hi I'm Jean

I grew up in Georgia in another religion and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints during my early twenties.

About Me

I am a grandmother of nine grandchildren. I have several advanced college degrees and have taught in both public and private institutions from Kindergarten through College classes. I love to read and teach. I am very active with my grandchildren and attend many of their activities. Helping people is something that I enjoy very much thus I am involved with humanitarian projects and community events.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a very religious family to wonderful parents. We read the scriptures and prayed together as a family. I attended a Christian church on a regular basis with my parents. I always read, studied, and had questions about points of the doctrine. My major question concerned Heavenly Father -as I was taught that He was a spirit and had not a body like man. This was hard for me, because when I prayed I envisioned a person listening and answering my prayers. I took the lessons on the LDS doctrine as I was teaching a young adult Sunday School class on different religions in my former Church. When I learned about Joseph Smith seeing God the Father and the Son and that they were persons-I was thrilled and wanted to learn more. I read the Book of Mormon (loaned to me by my Pastor) and knew that I believed. I grew up in Georgia where a group of Indians from the Cherokee Tribe lived. Many of their writings were upon metal plates and had characters that the Jewish people in the community could read. I prayed and my testimony grew of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I wanted to be baptized and I was. My parents even came to my baptism. Through the years my testimony has only grown stronger. I feel even closer to my Savior and Brother Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Activity in the Church is a major part of my life. Working at the nearby Temple affords my helping others and learn more about my ancestors. I teach the older children at this time, but have taught all ages in the Church. I learn a lot by teaching and listening to others. I visit 7 women on a monthly basis and we have become good friends. I help when members of their family are sick and provide transportation when needed. I read the Scriptures daily and use my learning to try and help others. Being a reliable and listening friend is important to me. Volunteering to help in the community is also a part of my life. I have tutored students and helped raise money and awareness to causes that are important to my life.