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Hi I'm Sherry

I live in Florida. My husband and I have 5 children. I enjoy family, friends, fun times and being out in the community!

About Me

My children are ages 17, 15, 12, 9, and 7. I have a degree in Special Education and work part time as a substitute teacher at our local elementary school. I'm a coach for a program called 'Girls on the Run'. I'm also a Cub Scout den leader. I'm currently training for my first 15k with my husband and sons. I like books and movies and going out to eat. I like camping, traveling, amusement parks, state and national parks, and playing board and card games with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I feel all the pieces to the religious puzzle are there. It makes sense, there are answers, it brings peace, and it feels right. I converted about 20 years ago and still feel it is the best decision I ever made in my life!

How I live my faith

I love going to church each week to partake of the sacrament and renew my baptismal covenants and draw upon God's promises to be forgiven of my sins and have the guidance of the Holy Ghost. I also set aside Monday nights every week for a Family Home Evening. On these nights we learn about the scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ and then participate in some fun activity that we do together as a family. I also serve as a Cub Scout den leader for the pack that our ward (church) charters. I try to be good about praying and reading scriptures. I have to keep working on that!

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

Sherry
YES, we love visitors! Our main meeting is the Sacrament meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to partake of the sacrament and renew our baptismal covenants. On the first Sunday of each month we have a fast and testimony meeting during the Sacrament meeting. On these days members can share their testimony of their Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. On the other Sundays we have assigned speakers during Sacrament meeting, usually a youth speaker and then 2 other adult members of the ward who have been assigned to prepare a talk using scriptures that gives insight into basic gospel principles such as faith, repentance, provident living, etc. The other 2 hours we spend at church are for Sunday school meetings where we study books of scripture in more detail and meetings where the men and women and youth and children get to separate for instruction specifically geared for them. It is uplifting and close knit and we become great friends with those we attend church with. Show more Show less