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Hi I'm Sherry

I became a Mormon at the age of 18. I was born and raised in Texas but have lived in Tennessee, Illinois, Germany, and Georgia

About Me

I am a sixty something grandmother who loves technology. Computers, iPads, and anything multimedia. I also love using multimedia to preserve my family history stories. I am presently writing my own history as a multimedia e-book and having a lot of fun with it. My husband and I have 4 children and 9 grandkids. Every summer for the past 12 years we have had a Cousins Camp for the grandchildren. We have done everything from make movies, fish, do crafts, go to movies, to tubing down the river. Once a hot air ballon even landed in front of our house and the kids got to help bring it down. Not part of our plan outfit really well into our activities. Our goal is to make the cousins lifetime friends that can laugh about all the fun they had at Cousins Camp as children. It seems to be working since some of the older ones recently got out the DVDs we made and had a good laugh. I had a great grandmother and I want my grandchildren to think they did too.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the Methodist Church with my grandparents. My parents were a little disillusioned with organized religion . As a child I always prayed to my Heavenly Father at night. I always knew he was there. Once on Easter week when I was 12, our youth program had a week long seminary on what we believed and then on Easter Sunday we would be baptized. I remember really enjoying the class but could not commit to baptism. My mother asked me why and the only reason I could think of was that this was not the church I might want to stay in. Yet I couldn't think of any reason why I would not want to. Six years later I found myself trying to make that decision again and hesitating as to if it was the right answer for me to become "a Mormon". But even though I knew my family would hurt by my decision, I let my faith lead me this time and I was baptized. And I have NEVER looked backed or had one minute of regret in 40+ years. That decision changed my life more than I could even possibly understood in so many ways. I love my religion with all my heart. It has been the key piece of the puzzle that has made my whole existence worthwhile.

How I live my faith

I hit the ground running after I joined the Church at the age of 18. The Church had so much to offer! The programs were fantastic for all ages. My first responsibility was directing a play for teenagers and I wasn't much older than they were. But that gave me a little boost of self confidence and from there I have done things I never dreamed I could ever do. I have been a youth leader many times doing such things as holding girls camps and putting on dances and fashion shows. I have worked with children and taught them about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have worked with the women and provided service projects and other activities for them. And I have taught people how to find their ancestors and preserve that information. I have gotten an education like I never thought I would ever get!