Hi I'm Shelby
I was born in Southern California, and raised in Southern Utah. I have a TON of hobbies (soccer, competitive swimming, acting, singing, etc.) but my real passion is music. My ultimate goal in life is to learn to play every instrument that you can find in a band or orchestra. I have a special love for the string family, which contains my primary instrument: the string bass. After my mission I will resume my schooling at BYU as a music education major emphasizing in string teaching.
Why I am a Mormon
I have been a member of the LDS church my whole life. I don't even know any other way of living - but that's not why I'm Mormon. I'm a Mormon because this church is the real deal. Through study, prayer, and fasting I have come to my own personal knowledge of the truthfulness of this gospel. I can now say without any hesitation that the LDS church is true, the Book of Mormon is true, the prophet is real, and Christ is my Savior.
How I live my faith
I try to be very active in my church. I have served in many positions in the church from teacher, to music director, to group president, to hymn book collector. These were all wonderful callings, but I have recently taken on an even more important calling: missionary. I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Norway Oslo mission. Being a missionary has already strengthened my testimony of the gospel exponentially! I'm truly grateful for the opportunity I have to share something that I love so much and that makes me so happy with the wonderful people of Norway!