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Hi I'm Jana

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm married, have 4 grown children, and love to travel. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I love being called Grandma! I have 4 children and 4 2/3 grandchildren. The next one arrives in June. I have worked for fifteen years at an elementary school as a secretary. I enjoy my co-workers and their friendship. I love beautiful photography and try my hand at it too. I love to travel and see new ideas and customs. If I could be anywhere in the world today, I would want to return to China. I have been married for 35 years. My husband and my kids are my best friends. I feel blessed that our grown children love and care about us as their parents, as well as each other. It makes me happy to see my children are not only siblings but are friends as well. I appreciate the opportunity we have had to raise our family in a ward and community of good neighbors. We have experienced some tough times throughout the years, some quite serious and difficult, but family, friends, neighbors, and our ward have shown their love and kindness, helping ease our burden. Our children have loved growing up where we have lived for 26 years.    

Why I am a Mormon

 I first became a Mormon by birth. Both of my parents were born into the Gospel, as were two of my four grandparents. Two of my grandparents were converts and expressed their love and appreciation of the Gospel and for the opportunity they had to raise their families as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that just being born into the Church does not lead us to personal conversion. I believe that most members of the church came to a point in their lives when their testimonies were their own, not just their parents. This is how my testimony grew and why I am a Mormon. I grew to know for myself of the love Jesus Christ has for me, for my family, and for all mankind. I know that trying to follow his teachings and learning to know of his love for each of us, we can keep in better perspective his plan for us and for our families in this life and the knowledge that we can be with our families again after death. This knowledge brings such peace in a sometimes difficult world. 

How I live my faith

 The church encourages us to serve in the community, abroad, and with our local church group. We have an organization for women that meets weekly during our church meetings. These women gather to learn and to be taught, and to grow to understand, know, and love the ladies as we become better acquainted with one another. I work with a small group of these women who together plan monthly gatherings which might include service projects, an author or other specialist, a special dinner, and other ideas. My friend and I visit 2 ladies at least once each month. We do small things like a small birthday gift or card to acknowledge their birthday and we try to be aware of needs these ladies might have when they are going through a trying time in their lives. We have grown to love the ladies we visit and look forward to seeing them again. I try hard to live my faith by reminding myself that no matter our differences or experiences, we are loved the same by a loving God. He loves and knows us equally, no matter what our background is. I know he loves and knows each person and wants us to succeed.