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Hi I'm Shenley

I received a bachelors degree in International Cultural Studies. I am a wife and a mother of 2 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. I studied International Cultural Studies and have played tennis my whole life. I have two children and I love being a mom. I enjoy reading, going to the beach, playing with my kids and taking them to the park and I love doing family history research.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a mormon but that does not mean that that I was forced to believe. When I was in my early teenage years I wanted to find out for myself. I prayed to God to know whether this was His church on the earth and whether the Book of Mormon was true. I had a peaceful feeling and I knew for myself that it was true. Throughout my life it has been confirmed over and over by the blessings that have come into my life because I have continued to pray and strengthen my relationship with God. I have found so much happiness in the life that I have chosen to live. When I was in high school I developed a back problem and was told that I had a herniated disc and that I would be in pain the rest of my life. This pain lasted through my senior year. I began realizing how much I depend on my Heavenly Father. I prayed everyday to be healed but nothing changed. I finally realized that God has a plan for me and that I needed to be willing to submit to His will for me. It is easier said than done. I thought, 'what if I want something different than what God wants for me?' I had to have faith and believe that His plan was the best plan and that I have a limited knowledge. I said for the first time in my life, 'Thy will be done.' A few months later my back miraculously stopped hurting. There was no explanation for it other than I was healed. I know that Heavenly Father gives us trials to test us and to turn to him. We must always remember that He has a plan for us and His plan, in the long run, is the best plan and will bring us the most joy. I know that Heavenly Father knows us personally. He knows me and He has a purpose for me on this earth. He has a purpose for all of us. It is up to us whether we fulfill that purpose or not.

How I live my faith

Besides attending church meetings every Sunday, I am a primary teach for the children in our ward. I get to prepare lessons and teach them on Sundays. They are so excited to learn about God and His plan for them. It amazes me how quickly children learn and how much they want to learn. I also have 3 women that I visit with monthly. I share a message about the gospel of Jesus Christ and find out if there is anything that they need. I have had so many opportunties to share with them that Heavenly Father loves them and to help them in ways that they needed. I have a learned a lot from the children and the women that I serve as well.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is an organization of the women of the church (18 years of age and older) throughout the world. We work to provide relief for those who are poor and in need and bring people to Christ. It is an incredible organization that has been around since 1842. We meet every Sunday for a lesson and at other times to do service projects or to have activities. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes I do! His name is Thomas S. Monson. He is an inspired man. Heavenly Father loves all of His children, no matter when in history they live on the earth. God called prophets anciently to guide and direct His people. He has also called a prophet for the people of the world today to speak for the Lord to the people living on the earth now. God loves us so much that He wants us to know His will for us. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and that he receives revelation from God for the whole world. Show more Show less