Hi I'm Shantelle
I'm a wife, a soon-to-be mom, a student, a musician, a blogger, a daughter of God. I'm a Mormon.
I am the second of eleven children, two of which were adopted from Africa. I was born in Utah and have since lived in Illinois, Indiana, and Idaho. I love different things about each of these places. Mostly, I just love people, nature, and music. I got married 9 months ago in the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple to my wonderful husband and now we are expecting our first little one in a few months. I love being a wife and I am so excited to be a mom! I love to write about my life adventures in my journal and on my blog. I love to laugh and find joy in life. I love to learn and to share what I learn with others. I love to cook and clean, make music and make crafts. I am blessed with a wonderful life!
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true! I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It is the most inspiring and uplifting book I've ever read. When I need comfort, hope, peace, happiness, or strength, I can always come to this book and find exactly what I need. Every time I get done reading the Book of Mormon, I want to do better and be better. I also know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today. I love hearing him speak at General Conference because I know that he was called of God to lead our church. I know that prayers are heard and answered, because mine are answered every day. I know that families can be together forever. I know that my Savior died for me and that he understands everything I go through. I know that if I live my life with virtue, I can return to live with my Heavenly Father someday!
How I live my faith
I live my faith by surrounding myself with service. I have found opportunities to serve in my church, school, and community and I love it, because when I serve, I know I am doing what Christ would do if He were here. I feel Him with me when I try to share His love with those around me. Being a Mormon is more than just going to church on Sunday. It's living every day and every moment just like Christ would. I live my faith by doing what I should and that is what makes me a Mormon.