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Hi I'm Cherie

I am a teacher. I am the mother of a blended family of ten children. I love to travel and to read. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a high school speech teacher and debate coach. I have served on the City Council and I enjoy politics. I am a Mom and a Grandma. I love to travel! I also love to make homemade chocolates.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Lord, Jesus Christ and wanted to be a member of his Church. I love how Christ-centered my life is as a Mormon. I love my family very much and want to be with them forever. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has taught me how I can!

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures daily with my family. Right now we are reading the Old Testament. We also pray together morning and evening. I also enjoy reading scriptures alone in the evenings. I love to attend Church and I attend Church with my husband every week. I teach a lesson in the Relief Society portion of Church once a month. Relief Society is an organization for the women which is based on compassionate service.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Cherie
When I was 37, my husband was killed in an accident on the interstate. I was left alone with 6 children, but I was not left without hope. I knew that because our marriage had been sealed in the temple, my husband and I would be together in the next life. Our children also know that they will be with their father again someday. This knowledge has helped us in our lives so much. It has helped us find joy, even though we missed him so much. Now, two of my children are on missions sharing the good news that families can be together forever! Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Cherie
No, we love and respect all that the Prophet Joseph Smith did to help restore the Gospel to the earth again, but we do not worship him. We worship the Lord, Jesus Christ and God, the Eternal Father. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Cherie
I feel that the Church is growing so quickly now because there is a strong need for truth and knowledge of God during the turbulent times of today. When people hear the truth, they recognize it and when they pray about it the Holy Ghost confirms to their heart that it is true. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Cherie
We believe that life is a very sacred gift from our Heavenly Father. We believe that a pregnacy should only be ended in cases of rape or incest or if the life of the Mother is in danger. We also believe very strongly in adoption. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Cherie
No, the Church does not endorse political parties. We are urged to become educated on the issues and to vote. We also find joy in public service. I loved serving on the City Council in our town. We believe it is important for good people to take time to serve in government positions. Show more Show less