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Hi I'm Shannon Rivington

My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we have 4 daughters. These "Little Women" are my best friends! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mesa, Arizona. I grew up in Southern California. I went to an amazing high school where I had lots of opportunities to perform. I played the french horn in marching band, sang in the show choir and had lead roles in quite a few of the musicals. I always thought I would pursue a career on Broadway. It didn't work out that way. I chose to pursue Mark. He's my husband. We've been married for 25 years and have 4 daughters. All my daughters have beautiful singing voices. It has been my greatest joy to sing with my girls. We have had many opportunities to perform together and those are some of my happiest memories. I don't regret all the dreams and plans and training I had when I was younger. All of that has prepared me for so many things in life. I'm clever, confident and capable.... and my girls are the same way. I'm a proud Mom.

Why I am a Mormon

All of my grandparent's grandparents joined the church in another country and then came to America. They were taught by Mormon missionaries in England, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and Germany. They crossed the Atlantic bound for Zion. Some were with the Prophet Joseph in Nauvoo. Some landed in New Orleans and then walked to Utah. They drove wagon trains and built places of worship. They settled the west. I am proud of my pioneer heritage. I was born a Mormon. I have parents and grandparents with strong testimonies and shoulders to stand on. They taught me that this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love and honor them. But I'm not a Mormon because they were Mormons.... I am a Mormon because I know for myself that this Gospel is true. I have received a personal witness that the Book of Mormon is true scripture and that this is the Lord's church. I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and that his work will go forth until he comes again. The power and authority required for this work is present in the priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints. I know these things to be true.

How I live my faith

I am grateful to teach the 12 and 13 year olds in Sunday School. They have lots of energy! They are so smart and like sponges ... ready to absorb the concepts I share with them. I have a lot a fun with them. I'm glad to know these kids and recognize them at school and in the neighborhood. I feel connected to their families and have a sense of community because of my church calling. I want to live a life that shows my love and respect for the Savior. I want my children to know how much I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope I show that in the way I live my life.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Shannon Rivington
Mormons believe in and read the Bible. The Bible prophesies of Christ, it testifies of Christ and it contains the teachings of Christ. As the New Testament contains the fulfillment of ancient Old Testament prophecy, the Book of Mormon reveals additional words of Christ and proclaims that both records are true. The Bible and Book of Mormon literally go hand in hand. The prophet Ezekiel (37:19) said that "they shall be one in mine hand". Show more Show less