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Shelby: Mormon.

Hi I'm Shelby

About Me

My name is Shelby Mills and I come from the land of the dry desert and cacti (Arizona). I'm a freshman at BYU-Idaho and majoring in marriage and family studies. Although I am 6'2, I am not associated with sports in any way! I'm more of the "artsy" type. Taking pictures is my passion and is the main source of how I saved up my money to come to college. I love watching movies and hanging out with those who make me a better person. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. Laughing and smiling is one of my favorite past times. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the main source of happiness in my life! I love sharing the truthfulness of the gospel and sharing my testimony with others. I am so thankful and happy to know that I have a Father in Heaven who knows me by name and hears and answers my prayers. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides a special hope and peace in my life that is indescribable. I am so thankful to have been born and raised in a family that was blessed to have a knowledge of the Christ's gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is simply the happiest way to pursue our journey here on earth. Life is no fun if we just "blend in." I think that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints allows me to stand out and to be more easily recognized by my peers for doing good. I was born into this gospel and am so very thankful that I was. I can't imagine living my life without it. Everything thing I do, say, and think each day is dependent upon what I know to be true. I can solemnly testify that missionary work is one of the biggest ways to develop, nourish, and strengthen our testimonies. Once you have that desire, you need to act upon it. The more our testimonies grow, the more we grow closer to our Savior. The more we become like our Savior, the more desire we feel to serve and an indescribable happiness enters into our lives. So I am simply a "Mormon" because of the overwhelming joy and security this gospel brings into my life. It allows me to "stand out". My testimony I have developed over the years has allowed me to realize that this gospel brings you closer to your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ more than any other church on this earth. I know that this church is true. I know this gospel was restored through Joseph Smith & that he translated the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is the most true & correct book on the entire earth, & I have grown closer to my Heavenly Father by reading it. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior & Redeemer. I love him & am so thankful for all that He has done for me. I know that families can be together forever. I know that this gospel is a gospel of happiness- every aspect & commandment involved in it is allowing us to draw closer to our Father in Heaven & Savior. It is bringing happiness & protection into our lives that is incomprehensible. I love the spirit & for all the times it testified of truth to me. I love this gospel & I am proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by.... Being a disciple of Christ, dressing Modestly, keeping an eternal perspective, trying my best each day to keep all the standards of this gospel, striving to obey all of the Lord's commandments, adhering to the Prophet and Apostles words, serving in my community, being a missionary, having my biggest goal set to be married and sealed in the temple, reading my scriptures and praying each day, and consistently trying my best to be the daughter of God my Heavenly Father wants me to be.