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Hi I'm Jeanie

I was born and raised in Alaska. I'm a elementary school teacher, lover of home decorating, travel is a passion. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up and was raised Catholic. I attended BYU right out of High School and converted to the LDS church when I was 19 and a student at Brigham Young University. It was the best decision I ever made, tough but worth it. I have had many ups and downs in life. I lost my mom when I was young, to cancer. I lost my dad a few years later to heart disease. I was a single mom for about 12 years so I decided to become a teacher to provide me more time with my children. I have hundreds of children/students that will always be a special part of my life. Each year a new crop of eager minds comes into my life. I remarried and am now a grandmother of 4 beautiful children with a new one on the way. I'm looking forward to retiring in the next 5 years or so and traveling with my husband to some of the great historical places that I have only read about in books or seen in movies. Since losing both of parents early in life I've become a bit health obsessed. I cook only fresh foods and exercise regularly. I want to be around for my grandchildren for years to come. I throughly love getting involved in the community and giving back At my school I started a RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Club to help teach children to think of others and be more aware of there environment and those around them. It's important for children to not only have a strong academic foundation but to develop traits of kindness and concern for others. To give service without strings attached.

Why I am a Mormon

It brings me the peace and strength I need in my life. It completes the big picture of why we are here and where we came from and where we are going. My life was good before I joined the church but being a mormon brings me total peace and comfort. The knowledge that I will see my parents and family members again. To know that we will be a family in the eternities. All the adversity that this life brings is but a small sacrifice to pay for eternal salvation with our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings in the church. Everything from Visiting Teacher, primary worker, to working with the young women and even Relief Society President. I am currently the Young Single Adults advisor along with my husband. It's a great job where we get to be with the young singles and watch them grow and mature into fabulous adults. They truly are inspiring and teach me as well!

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe that we will be reunited with our earthly families in the hereafter. We believe that we can be together for eternity. This is the sole purpose of a family, to be together forever. If we live our faith to the best of our ability and do those things that Heavenly Father has asked of us, we will be given the opportunity to attain spiritual and celestial glory. When Jesus comes at the last day we will be resurrected and judged according to our works here on earth. Show more Show less