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Hi I'm Janelle

I love Christ. I am grateful I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am a wife. I am also a mother of four children. I like to help my children learn good things. I seek to fill my life with uplifting ideas and activities. I like to take pictures of the beauties and enjoyable moments I see. I like to read, play piano, ride my bicycle, serve the children in my area, learn about nutrition, and exercise. I grew up learning to play the piano. I worked hard in piano and in school. I competed internationally in piano. That was a great time of my life when I learned about my individual worth and discovered I could do more than what I thought I could do. I went to college. During my college time, I met my husband. We were sealed in the temple. That beginning has blessed my life in ways I do not believe I am aware of. I really believe I can see the Lord's hand in my life, but I know I do not acknowledge all that He gives me. I continue to try. Marriage is a great blessing to me. My husband is so kind and helpful. I graduated from college, earning a degree in music, the year after I was married. Soon after that, I had my first child. Having children has been among the most challenging times and rewarding times I have encountered in my life. I have learned more about God through being a parent. I firmly believe that there is no other way I could have learned what I have than to have gone through what I have. I believe God's plan for me includes peace and challenges.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel blessed to have been born into my family that were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ever since I was a baby I went to church and learned about Jesus Christ. At the age of eight, I was interviewed by my bishop (leader of my area). He asked me questions about what I believed and if I wanted to follow Christ's example. I knew I wanted to do as Christ did. I was baptized. I also was given the gift of the Holy Ghost. I continue on with learning more about Christ now that I am older. I do my best to read scriptures each day. I feel the Holy Ghost touch my heart and teach me truths that Heavenly Father lives today. He lends me breath. I am grateful to listen to general conference every 6 months to hear my leaders speak the words of Christ.

How I live my faith

My family is a huge part of my life. I am usually with my children all day. My husband is loving and supportive. We pray, talk about the scriptures, and the words of our leaders usually every day. My prayers, personal study of the scriptures, and attending the temple are the foundation for my life. Those things help me live closer to Heavenly Father. I have 2 great callings in my ward. I visit two sisters each month with a friend of mine. My friend and I talk with our assigned sisters about their life. We share a gospel message each month, but we mostly listen to our sisters. Sometimes all we can do is listen, pray, and love them. The other calling is the ward organist. This is a great opportunity for me to further my testimony and love for the Savior as I play the hymns. They are inspired. Music is a beautiful way to have the influence of the Holy Ghost prompt us to be better and how to be better. I am blessed to live among many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have had that all my life. I have peace and love as I am seeking and doing the Lord's will.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

The church building is welcome to all people. This is where we meet each week for Sunday meetings, weekly youth meetings, and do service for others (like making a quilt). I enjoy teaching cub scouts in the church building. The temple is the most sacred building on earth. It is the House of the Lord. Just like temples of ancient days, the temples now are built for sacred ordinances to be performed. The people attending promise to obey God's laws. When a person keeps these covenants, they are able to perform sacred ordinances as the Lord desires in the temple. The Lord has designated the temple as the place to do certain ordinances. Show more Show less