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Hi I'm Cheris

I am a wrangler. I am a bilingual Spanish speaker. I love the mountains. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors and almost any athletic activity. Although I really enjoy those things, even more, I love spending time with my family. I don't see them often, but when I do we laugh 'til it hurts. I'm single, attending college and studying Spanish. My school goal is to be able to serve in third world countries, particularly spanish ones, but my ultimate dream is to someday be as good a mother as my mother is. I've been to several countries and it has opened my eyes to the difference that one individual can make. I´ve also been in a home where I have learned the difference one mother can make in the lives of her children.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was little I remember loving primary and learning about Jesus Christ, however, when I became a teenager and entered Jr. High questions and doubts began to penetrate my life. In my efforts to be a "cool kid" I failed miserably and my world was shattered. I felt like I was a nobody. As I struggled to find my way through that darkness, I had a few experiences that helped shape my testimony and my life. One of which was a trip to China to visit my grandparents. They were in Quingdoa teaching English as volunteers. I was not prepared for what I saw. Poverty everywhere. People living with nothing, beggars with no limbs, little children digging in garbage cans for food. What struck me the most, however, were the students my grandparents taught. They also had very little and sacrificed all to study. I was touched as these students gave us spoiled Americans the very few prized items they had. They loved us and I couldn't understand why. I slowly came to the realization that it was because of my grandparents. They had loved these people so dearly. Due to Chinese law we could't talk about Jesus Christ, but they had shown, by their example, how Christ-like love feels. I determined, after that trip, that I wanted to become like my grandparents. They were trying to become like Christ. I have never found some much peace and happiness than I have found living as Christ would live and following His commandments. I know this is His church because I have felt God's love for me.

How I live my faith

Everyday I just try to be the best person I can, by following Jesus Christ's example. I try to look for those in need, help lift them up and just be their friend. I have forged many life long relationships with the sisters in this area. I know I am happier when I forgot myself and look to help those around me.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Heavenly Father has given different responsibilities to men and women. Just because women don't hold the priesthood doesn't mean they are not important. Women have been given the priviledge of bearing and teaching children. I can't think of anything more important than raising children to do good in this world. We still serve and lead in organizations over children, young and older women. Show more Show less