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Hi I'm Sheri

I'm the mother of 9, I love to bike, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being active. This year my friends and I trained for and rode our bikes 120 miles over three mountain passes in Colorado. My husband thought I was crazy but it was wonderful to be up in the mountains, doing something I loved. I have to admit, there were moments when I wanted to be done and wondered if I wasn't crazy myself! I guess it is just this kind of thing that keeps my kids from wanting to ride with me.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was three years old my parents started taking me to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My mom says she joined the church because of my convictions. The church and its teachings have always felt right to me. When doubts and questions come I always go back to what I know. I know God knows me, loves me and answers my prayers. I know when I learn of and apply gospel principles to my life I am blessed and happy. I have many friends of other faiths who are wonderful and good people and we have shared our beliefs with each other. While other faiths have much good in them, I find a completeness in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that I have not found anywhere else. The gospel isn't just a path to some ultimate destination, it is the way to be happy now and that makes sense to me.

How I live my faith

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men, indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul- we believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." (13th Article of Faith written by Joseph Smith) Those are principles I am taught and teach in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Over the years I have taught and served in the leadership of the children, youth and women's organizations of the church. I have been given assignments that have caused me to set goals and work to achieve them and I have grown and been blessed in the process. I have also been blessed by the service of others. This is truly a church that will, if you want it, help you become your best self.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Sheri
Yes! I love the Bible and have spent many years studying it and applying the lessons taught to my life. I love reading about my Savior and about the many faithful people who trusted in the Lord and were able to do much good. One of my personal heroes is Corrie ten Boom. She put the Bible to the test, when Paul says to be thankful for all things she found things to be thankful for and saw the Lord's hand in her life, even in a concentration camp! I have been similarly blessed as I have applied the teaching of the Savior and prophets in my life. The Lord is constant, if He gives a commandment and we obey He always blesses us. One of the ten commandments is to keep the Sabbath day holy. As a teenager I decided I would do that and not work on Sunday. I was always able to find a job that allowed me that privilege, it wasn't always easy and I did miss out of some opportunities but I always had what I needed and I was able to keep that commandment. I have put the teaching in the Bible to the test myself, it has consistently passed and I know it is the word of God. Show more Show less