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Hi I'm Shianne

I was born in the Philippines and grew up in the United States. I am serving a mission for my Church and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have received my bachelor's degree in marine biology and worked at a marine institute as well as the American Red Cross. Currently, I have accepted and received a call to serve a mission for my Church for 18 months. I am very happy with my choice to serve the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very fortunate that I grew up in a household that allowed me to choose my own religious beliefs. Though my mother is Catholic, and my father has always been an inactive member of the LDS Church, they allowed me to decide what religion I wanted to pursue. I had a Mormon neighbor who referred the missionaries to my home. When I was 7 years old, the missionaries began to visit my home and taught my mother the discussions. I would sit with her through the lessons and I remember thinking, "This all makes sense". After attending some church activities and listening to the discussions, I decided I wanted to be baptized as soon as I turned 8. I was blessed that my parents allowed me to make my own decision about joining the Church and I was baptized not too long after my 8th birthday. In all honesty, I was unsure if it was the true church or not, all I knew was it felt right and it made me happy. My testimony has blossomed tremendously since my baptism years ago. I am so grateful that I made the choice to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. And I am also grateful to my parents who have supported me in all of my church endeavors, even though my mom is still Catholic, and my dad is still inactive. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is the true restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I am grateful to be a member and to see the blessings that have been given to me throughout my life.

How I live my faith

Outside of church activities I enjoy volunteering and helping the community. I have mentored through the Big Brother/Big Sister Program and I enjoy working with the youth within the church and without. Currently, I am serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints.