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Hi I'm Shirleen

I love Children. After raising my own family I took in foster children. I love children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most interesting part about me is my family. I'm a mother, grandmother and even a great grandmother. I have lived all over the eastern United States following my husband's career, supervising the construction of nuclear power plants. Because of my large family, I have learned to sew, cut hair and cook a delicious meal on a dime. So life has taught me how to be frugal. I love to read and to exercise.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Mormon church for several reasons but the most important is the continued peace that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings into my life. No matter what I've been called upon to bear, the loss of my husband, the loss of a baby or raising a handicapped child, the Savior has kept me grounded with the belief that it is for a wise purpose,sometimes known only to our Father in Heaven. I know and love the Lord; He is a very real part of my life, my friend, my brother and Savior. I can't imagine life without Him. He is the Center of the LDS church and the center of my life.

How I live my faith

Some think that the commitment to the LDS faith is too rigid, but compliance to the Lord's commandments only set us free. So I always try to follow the example of Christ by living as close to Him as possible. Which means that not only do we attend church every Sunday but we serve in many different ways; be it by teaching a lesson at church or making a meal for a sick neighbor, going to girls camp with the young women in the ward or just living my life with integrity. We are currently serving a mission as office workers in the North Western part of the US. We love it.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Christ did come to visit the people here in America after His resurrection. And it is recorded in the Book of Mormon along with many other historic happenings. The stories that have been handed down from generation to generation among ancient Americans are recorded first hand by the people that lived them. So in reality the Book of Mormon is a history book of the people that lived here in America many many years before Columbus came. But most importantly, it is another witness for and of Jesus Christ. His birth was foretold by ancient prophets in America just as it was in Jerusalem. They are the people that Christ spoke of when He said "other sheep I have that are not of this fold." It is an amazing, wonderful story that I have read many times and know of it's validity. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is simply ones enter belief of the knowledge and validity of truth. For example, I know that the Book of Mormon is a true record of the people and prophets that it speaks of. I have read it many times and the spirit has born witness to me on several occasions of it's truthfulness. I also know through that same spirit that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that because of His atoning scarafiice you and I will live again, just as He does. This knowledge allows me to see or understand many things: Ex I believe in Jesus Christ just as I believe in the rising Sun, not because I can see it, but because of it I can see everything else. That testimony allows me to love life and everything about it, even the storms. Show more Show less