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Hi I'm Sharann

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a teacher and high school librarian by profession, and the wife of a former Army Chaplain. I loved the military life. It gave me an opportunity to serve. I became involved in the Army community with our first assignment at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. I was asked to direct the First Ft. Campbell Family Symposium that let Army family members have input with the post Command to make things better for Army families. I was later able to initiate and co-direct the first and largest Army Women's Conference for Army wives in the Army. We were stationed in Oahu, Hawaii at Schofield Barracks at the time. I patterned it after the BYU-Hawaii Women's Conferences. It continues today, as does the one I had the opportunity to start while being stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. I found there were programs for the soldiers, and for families, but nothing really for Army wives. On the island of Oahu all branches of the military are now invited. Ft. Lewis, as well. It strengthens the women in the Army family and blesses them as women, wives, mothers, and invaluable contributors to the Army community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me a real understanding of who I am and where I am going in this life and in eternity. It makes it possible for me to know my Heavenly Father's plan for his children. I can follow that plan and live without guilt in my life, because I know I am following the pattern Jesus Christ established when he lived here upon the earth. Womanhood is honored in this Church. We are given every priviledge and opportunity to grow in teaching and leadership, as well as in letting our voices be heard in councils. Motherhood is considered a partnership with God. We walk side by side in our companionship with our husbands. This faith has also taught me how families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

In 2008 I directed Lakewood, Washington Mormon youth, ages 12-18, in a Dance Festival at the Tacoma Dome. Over 2,000 youth participated from many areas in Washington state. It was a marvelous experience! They were taught and performed dances through the decades . . . everything from the waltz to the charleston, disco, sock hop, latin tango, and even a number from guys performing as Napoleon Dynamite! I now serve by teaching and training women who are in a leadership position in 9 of our local churches. Collectively, these church communities serve over 2,000 women, many of whom are wives and mothers. We work on developing faith, personal righteousness, strengthening families, and serving others. I also, like many other women in our Church, visit 2-4 women each month that are within close proximity to where I live. I have a partner. As we visit these women, we inquire as to how they are and if there is anything they need. They share what they have been doing since we visited them last. We share a spiritual message with each one. Several women from our church serve locally at another church's Soup Kitchen where we are able to bless the lives of people who visit the local food bank at that location. We do this by offering a hot meal when community members come to pick up items from the food bank.