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Hi I'm Cheryl

I was born and raised in Boise. Met my husband in Cupertino CA and have raised my family in Vancouver, Washington.

About Me

I have 2 daughters, 2 sons and 1 daughter-in-law. I love spending time with my family. When they were young I never wanted summer vacation to end because I knew we would once again be busy and I could not spend my days playing with the kids. I work as a secretary at our local alternative high school and enjoy being around teenagers. That is probably why I consider my self lucky to be the young womens president. I have the great fortune of working with young women ages 12 - 18. I like to bake, (I prefer to have somebody else to clean the kitchen when I am through). I enjoying sewing, but life is busy so I do not get much time to sew these days.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a loving family with awesome parents that taught me the gospel as a young child. During my teenage years when I was making life choices I was grateful for the foundation I felt in Christ's church. This foundation helped me to remain faithful, make right choices and eventually be sealed (married) in the temple to my husband so we could raise our children in the gospel. The blessings we receive from following the commandments gives us hope in this life and joy in knowing that we will have eternal life some day. I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (Mormon) because I can know that Jesus is my Savior, He knows me and loves me and will never leave me alone. I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ not only allows repentance for sins or misdeeds, but provides comfort and understanding during times of trial. I am grateful for the strength I feel and the power in having a testimony of the gospel. That is why I am glad to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my trying daily to so kindness and caring to those around me. Being a person of integrity (one who is honest even when others are not watching) is am important part of being Mormon and I strive for this always. In my ward (congreation) I have been called to work with the girls ages 12 to 18. More specifically I work with the 16 - 18 year olds. We meet together on Sundays for lessons and on Wednesday nights for fun activities. Recently we provided service to people in our area by collecting food and putting together food baskets for families for Thanksgiving. One important aspect of living the gospel is paying tithing. The Lord has asked us to give Him ten percent of everything we earn. He in turn blesses us greatly. I have received so many blessings from living the law of tithing that I would not ever try to live without paying my tithing to the Lord.