Hi I'm Shelly
I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior; that He lived and died so we all might live again.
I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother. I enjoy healthy cooking and eating, exercise, reading, creative writing, gardening, theater, and listening to uplifting music. My husband and I enjoy dancing and travel. I served a mission in Argentina for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I keep busy with home projects, family, church, and our family-owned business.
Why I am a Mormon
I was not raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I was exposed to many faiths and churches and taught basic values. When the Gospel was presented to me over a period of years through distant relatives, friends, and finally full-time missionaries who taught our family, I was touched by the Spirit of the Holy Ghost to know that I was being taught truth. I know that this Church follows the pattern that Christ established when he was upon the earth. God has not left us alone, but we have living prophets and continued inspiration (scripture) to guide us at this time and teach us the continued truths about the purposes for our earthly life and how we might obtain eternal life with our Savior and our Heavenly Father.
How I live my faith
I was exposed to the church several times before I actually attended, studied, and made the decision to become a member through baptism. I remember the first time I attended church with my cousin I wanted to do whatever she did in order to fit in. As I grew in my own understanding about the gospel and the Church, I wanted to participate fully in order to serve the Lord and follow His teachings. I have taught in the women's and children's organizations of the church. For many years I taught Sunday School to various age groups. I have also taught teens and served as a music leader and a teacher trainer. I also served a full-time mission for the church in Argentina. Prior to applying for missionary service I was pondering how I could draw closer to my Savior Jesus Christ and how I could help others do the same. Through a series of events the Spirit of the Lord impressed upon me that I should go on a Church mission. The primary responsibility of our missionaries is to teach the gospel, but they also serve in leadership capacities, teach various skills, and provide community service hours. I strive to serve in whatever way I can, because I believe this is the way we help build the Lord's kingdom. It helps me develop greater faith, knowledge and talents and also gives me the opportunity to build friendships and help others. I also strive to live my faith by living modestly, loving my family, volunteering in the community, attending weekly church meetings and other activities, and by seeking God's guidance through daily scripture study and prayer.