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Hi I'm Sheron Izatt Drake

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife and mother of four children. I am a community volunteer, youth leader and love the outdoors.

About Me

My favorite place to be is the beach. I love the ocean with the wind in my hair and my kids enjoying themselves in the sun. Our family loves music, kayaking, riding bikes and being outside. In the past I often found my kids in the tops of our trees. I love being with my family, especially outside and find it to be God's greatest cathedral. Education is so important to my husband and I. I am a founder and former board member of two charter schools in our area. At the moment I am enjoying helping with three Kindergarten classes. I love being around children and helping them learn and grow.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a deep and burning witness in my heart and soul of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know the Savior lives. I know He knows and loves each of us personally. Our Heavenly Father hears and answers each of our heartfelt, earnest prayers. He is there! I know Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today. I find value in things I have to work for. Knowing these things has not come easily. As a youth I was always taught the gospel. I decided I didn't want to live it. It was too hard. I made some very unwise choices and fell away from everything I knew to be right and true. It seemed fun for a while, but something was missing. I wasn't really happy. In the depths of misery I finally turned away from the things that only really brought pain and turned to the things I was taught all my life. It was a difficult journey back, but when I fully realized what I had at my feet all along I embraced it with my whole heart and soul. This is my greatest joy and happiness. The face that I can be with my family forever....That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I think I live my faith by how I just live my life! Those that know me, know that I always try to do the right thing even if its hard. I try the best I can to serve others and be obedient to the commandments that God has given us. My faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ saves me from heartache and pain. I couldn't handle life without knowing what I know. I rely heavily on the knowledge I have of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It has become a part of me and who I am. I love serving in the church and the community. I have loved serving thousands of young women in our area when we lived in San Jose, California as a Stake Young Women's President, counselor and secretary. I have served as a church service missionary with my sweet husband in teaching those that can't speak English, how to speak! It was more of an administrative role, but when I got to have the opportunity to teach, I loved it! I have loved working with an autistic boy in my ward throughout his primary experience (early years in the church ages 4-12) and currently get to be with him in Sunday School! What a joy to be around those with special needs and have the honor of being a small part of their lives. I also get to be cub scouts and enjoy their energy and enthusiasm for life! I love helping others and do things even when it is not an official call. I like to think "If the Savior where here and knew what was happening, what would He do? What would He think could best help that person in need?" Then I do my best to set out and do it.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Sheron Izatt Drake
At one time, we were so poor we had nothing to eat except one can of tuna fish and a few slices of bread on our cupboard that had to last us until my husband's paycheck came in which was two weeks away. I never wanted to ask for help, but with a tiny baby, we didn't have a choice. I will never forget the gratitude and love I felt and experienced in receiving help from our church. At the time I was working full time and caring for our 9 month old daughter and babysitting while I was home. I couldn't take time to work for the food. However once our children were older, I have had the honor of working several volunteer shifts to assist other's in need at the local bishop's storehouse and cannery. It was awesome to feel like I was giving back or paying for the service I so intensely needed when we were younger. It is an incredible service given as a precious gift to those that need it most. It helped me realize the need to save, budget and care for the resources we have been blessed with. Show more Show less