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Hi I'm Jeanine

I grew up in California but now enjoy a slower pace of life in Oklahoma. I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to my husband of 7 years. I am a mom to my 3 soon to be 4! crazy but sweet boys 6 and under. I am so lucky to be able to stay at home with them! I love coming up with fun, easy, inexpensive ways to keep them all entertained. 

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of Mormons. Each of my grandparents had ancestors who were faithful Mormon pioneers. That being said, I also had to gain a testimony of my own that the gospel is true. At a young age my parents helped me to learn and take those steps necessary to gain a testimony. I can't really remember I time that I didn't know the gospel is true. As I grow and mature different aspects of my testimony are tried and strengthened... but I never doubt.

How I live my faith

I currently plan monthly weeknight meetings for the women at church. We try to have a variety of activities ranging from dinners and socializing to service opportunities and learning new skills. In addition, I oversee the music hymn selections and musical numbers for our congregation. I also support my husband in his calling as a counselor to our Bishop. 

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jeanine
Like the rest of the Christian world, we Mormons believe the Bible to be the word of God. However, we also believe that through time and multiple translations, many important truths have been lost or mistranslated. So we believe the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jeanine
Yes! We love to have visitors! You are welcome to come any time you like. Each Sunday we have 3 hours of church. Typically we have Sacrament Meeting first, then Sunday School, and then Relief Society and Priesthood. Sacrament Meeting is attended by the entire family... so don't be surprised if it's a little noisier than you're used to at other churches. The bread and water are administered and there are hymns sung. We don't have a paid clergy so members of the congregation are asked to speak on different subjects each week. Next is Sunday School where we discuss scripture. In 2011 we are talking about the New Testament. There are also youth Sunday School classes and Primary for children 18 months to 12 years old. During the third hour, children stay in Primary. Men attend Priesthood meeting and the women attend Relief Society. The Young Men and Young Women (ages 12-18) also separate into classes. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jeanine
 The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. I know that he is called of God to lead the world today. He never asks us to do anything that he doesn't already do himself. He is a great example of reaching out to the lonely, the widows, and anyone who needs a kind word or helping hand. Show more Show less