Hi I'm Shanna
My husband and I have been married for five years. We met on the internet, LDSmingle. He brought to our family two daughters, together we are dealing with infertility. We enjoy spending time with our four dogs and the rest of our extended family. We have both been classified as computer geeks. I enjoy family history work, and recently have tried to pick up sewing as a hobbie also.
Why I am a Mormon
Why am I am Mormon? I guess the reason I would have initially given was that my family raised me in the Church. But now, as the year have passed I have come to understand the covenants that I have made and truly developed a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony developed line upon line, precept upon precept, and continues each day as I read, study, and pray. I remember as a teenager having the chance to talk to friends and defend my relationship and knowledge of my Father in Heaven. It was then that I took to my knees and prayed for my own testimony to know without a doubt to know that my Father in Heaven was real and mindful of me, and that Jesus Christ was my Savior. I received that confirmation, and wrote it in my journal. I have often through my life gone back to that experience. That was one of my first solid experiences. Another came when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. I remember reading and praying about it, when I reached Mormon 8:35, I read "Behold, I speak unto as if ye were present, and yet ye are not, But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing," I knew at that moment that I was reading the word of the Lord, and that the Book of Mormon was true, and if the Book of Mormon was true, then Joseph Smith was and is a true prophet. Yes, I was raised in the Church, but my testimony came line upon line, of which I am most grateful.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is the truest form of communication. I can go to my Father in Heaven with anything, EVERYTHING. He will not judge me for the things that I talk to Him about. He wants me to come to Him in prayer. He also wants me to stop and listen for His answers that come in gentle feelings, called the "still small voice". There are many nights when I am alone in my restless thoughts and I cannot sleep, eventhough my dear husband is beside me, I will just ask Heavenly Father if I can talk to Him until I go to sleep, it seem to give me the peace that I need to help me rest. Prayer is a blessing in my life.
How I live my faith
I have worked in many of the organizations of the church, and currently, I have the blessing to work in our local family history library along side my mother. We help member of the Church, as well as members of local and surround communities research their family history. I try to let everyone know that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. The Gospel is such a huge part of who I am and how I act that I want people to know how and why.