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Hi I'm Shelly

I have a wonderful husband who has Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and 6 beautiful little girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 6 little girls, my 2 year old has a mild-moderate hearing loss and wears hearing aids. After my husband was diagnosed with CML a little over a year ago I felt like it was time for me to go back to school. I was just admitted to college, majoring in Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education, getting a Masters in Speech Therapy. I am also an EMT-B. I love to sew, scrapbook, embroider, read, go camping, and most of all spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I can feel my Heavenly Father there, I know He is there. I know I am His child, that He loves me and will always be there for me. I know that this is His true church. And to be married in the Temple, not only for our time together on this earth, but for all eternity! We can be a family forever, what an amazing thing! I also have a testimony of Jesus Christ. This is His church, His gospel. He is my brother, who died for me so that I could live again with Him and my Heavenly Father. If I strive to live the gospel and repent of any mistakes I might make, I know that I will live with Them again.

How I live my faith

I am the secretary for the women's group in our area called Relief Society. We go visiting the members of our area almost weekly. I have gotten to know many of the women and love listening to them and visiting with them. If one of them has been sick or had a baby we take dinner to them. We go to church every week. It's very challenging at times to sit through it with 6 little ones, but we do it because we know it's right, and our children are learning because of it.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Shelly
Members of the Church are asked to pay tithing. We pay 10% of whatever we make. It might seem like a lot at times, but when we pay it we receive many blessings. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Shelly
Yes, visitors are allowed & welcomed anytime! Mormon Church services are held on Sundays, the meeting is 3 hours long and is split into 3 parts: Sacrament meeting is where we sing songs, have an opening and closing prayer, partake of the Sacrament and listen to a speaker. Then the younger kids 3-12 years old go to primary where they learn about the scriptures and Jesus and sing songs. The adults go to Sunday School where a teacher teaches about the scriptures. After Sunday School the men and women split up and go to Priesthood/Relief Society where we learn about the gospel. The teenagers also go to Sunday School, then Young Mens/Young Womens. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Shelly
There are certain ordinances you need to have before you will be able to live with God again. If you are 8 years old or older, baptism is one of those ordinances you need. If someone has died without being baptized, they still need that ordinance. So we perform that ordinance for them, they choose whether or not to accept it. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Shelly
Yes, Mormons are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ, it is His church. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Shelly
The beauty of this earth, the mountains, a newborn baby. But most of all it's praying. When I pray, I know He is there, I can feel Him. Show more Show less