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Hi I'm Cheri

I'm a wife, I'm a mother of 3 girls of which 2 are identical twins, I'm a grandma.....and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I've been married 28 years to the love of my life. I have three beautiful daughters. The twins are married with 3 children between them which makes me a very happy "Grammy". My youngest daughter is a senior at BYU and about to become a broadcast journalist. She is currently ending an internship with Dateline NBC. I work full time as a secretary at a high school...best job in the world! My hobbies include graphic design, photography, music, shopping, movies and spending time with my family. My greatest joy is that of being a wife and mother. I feel incredibly blessed to live on the earth in this day and time where the fullness of the gospel has been restored and I can enjoy the happiness that comes from understanding where I came from, why I'm here and where I'm going.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that I am a daughter of Heavenly parents and that I lived with them before coming to earth and gaining a body. I understand that this life is a test and only a small portion of eternity. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps me understand my purpose here on earth and what I need to work on while I'm here so that I can live with my family and my heavenly parents when I die. I believe that Jesus Christ is my older brother and that he atoned for my sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and if I repent of my sins the correct way, I can be forgiven. I also believe he died and then was resurrected which granted all of us a free gift of salvation. I believe in prophets of ancient times as in the scriptures. Joseph Smith was called as a prophet. He spoke with Heavenly Father and Jesus and helped restore the gospel of Jesus Christ back to earth. He organized the true church and sacrificed his own life for his beliefs. I believe that Thomas Monson is our prophet today. I love him and follow him. I'm so grateful for my testimony and that I am a Mormon. It has made my life happy, meaningful, and purposeful. Understanding where I came from, why I am here and where I am going after I die is essential in the choices I make everyday.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ when he was in the desert by fasting once a month, praying and withstanding temptation. I walk with him to Jacob's well when I study the scriptures and drink of his living water. I walk with him to Galilee when I teach and live the truth especially by example. I walk with him in Gethsemane when I assume the burdens of others such as feeding the sick, caring for children, or basically helping someone in need. I walk with him to Calvary when I take up the cross by denying myself of all ungodliness, and every worldly lust. This one is harder for me because it is easy to be distracted by the things of the world. I suffer with him on Golgotha when I sacrifice my time, talents, and means in building up the kingdom of God. I attend church every week and serve there. I have served in many callings over the years. I have spent the majority of my life with the youth. I rise with him to a newness of life when I seek a spiritual rebirth and strive to become his daughter. To me, this is how I live my faith....following in his footsteps.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

After our spirit leaves our earthly body, our spirit is greeted by loved ones who have gone before us and we reside in a place where there is peace and happiness and where we can rest from our earthly troubles and care. In the spirit world the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to those who did not have the opportunities to hear it while on earth. We remain in the spirit world until we are resurrected, when our earthly body and spirit reunite and we receive God's final judgement. Show more Show less