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Hi I'm Sheri Tidwell

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of four children, two are married and each have one child, so I have two beautiful grandchildren! I design and make vinyl lettering signs and wall words in my spare time. I am an administrative assistant for a company called Sodexo who is the food service management company for Canby School District. I am a youth leader in my ward and enjoy spending time with them. I love to read and am a member of a book club.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and am from a long line of Latter-Day Saints. My Great-Great (I'm not sure how many "greats") Grandfather, Frederick Granger Williams, served as a counselor, or assistant to the Prophet Joseph Smith in the early days of the church. He was also a medical doctor and delivered many of the babies in Nauvoo. One of Joseph Smith's sons is named after my Grandfather. I am a Mormon today, because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He is the Head of this church. I know we have a living Prophet today also, Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways, i.e., reading my scriptures, praying, and serving in my ward. I am a counselor (assistant) to the President of our Women's organization called the Relief Society. I plan activities for the women to strengthen our friendships and bring them closer to Christ. I also occasionally teach lessons on Sunday, visit the ladies in our ward and send out a spiritual message each Sunday night via email. I live my faith by "being" the divine daughter of God that I was created to be. I am in nowise perfect or profess to be, but I strive each day to live the commandments and be an example for good.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sheri Tidwell
Mormon women are like any other women. We raise our children to make good choices, we serve on PTA's, in our communities, some work outside the home, some have careers, some stay at home, some attend college, some have two children, some have eight, but no matter what our stage in life, we pray that our children will be happy and grow up to be productive citizens in our communities and righteous parents someday who will teach their children the same values and principles we instilled in them. We love our husbands and are equal partners with them. We counsel together on how to raise our children. We may have different roles to play in the raising of our children, but we are equal partners nonetheless. Every family dynamic is different but we strive to live the commandments of God, teach our children to do the same, take them to church each week, teach them to pray, teach them to love and respect others and teach them that their Heavenly Father and elder brother, Jesus Christ, love them very much. Show more Show less