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Hi I'm Shauna

I am a 1st grade teacher in LA and I am a convert to the Mormon Church. I am single, childless and happy. I was raised catholic.

About Me

I enjoy being creative through cooking, home decor, developing a lesson, scrap booking, card making, crafts... I was raised in a Catholic musical family. We love to laugh, play cards and sing. I am single with 2 furry babies (Oscar and Mayra, my mini dachshunds), 24 students, nieces, nephews, great friends, and a fun-loving family. I converted to the church in my senior year of college. Five years later I served a mission in Brussels Belgium/Northern France. I was married for about 6 years. I'm presently divorced. I have had wonderful callings in the church. Currently I am working with the Young Women in my ward, as a youth leader. I have a Montessori Certification, as well as a graduate degree in Educational Leadership. Life is good and I am blessed!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I-gained a sincere testimony of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, and a personal confirmation by the spirit that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. So I entered I into the waters of baptism over 30 years ago to serve and grow closer to my savior through it"s teachings, blessings and trials. The church provides me with an opportunity to become more Christlike, through service opportunities and receiving the weekly blessing of the renewal of the baptism covenants by partaking of the sacrament on Sunday. The church also provides a warm loving group of people who share in the same values, standards,and beliefs. This "ward family" can be found in almost any city where an LDS church is. One of the greatest blessings I have received as a member of the church is the gift of the holy ghost; a constant companion that comforts, protects, explains, guides, enlightens, strengthens, testifies of truth and whose presence alleviates any loneliness.Truly the greatest friend I could ever have. Through the holy ghost I have been able to overcome trials and disappointments with a sense of hope and resiliency as well as being strenthened along the way. I have a undeniable testimony that God lives. He is a personal loving father who knows us all intimately. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that they both love and want us to return to our heavenly home to live with them forever.

How I live my faith

Service is a great way to live your faith. I have served with the women in our church, as a teacher and leader, taught and led the youth, worked with the tiny tots, and served on the social activities group for the ward. I have been and have received visiting teachers over the years. A visiting teacher is assigned to each women in the ward to befriend and watch over her spiritually and temporally. We are encouraged to visit or have some contact with them monthly. It is an inspired program that keeps the members/women of the church well connected and taken care of. I pray and read scriptures daily as well as attend my Sunday meetings. We/I believe our body is a temple and we should take good care of it. Family history is an important part of my faith. I research and record my ancestors' important dates/facts to honor, bless and build my family heritage. I attend the temple regularly which is not the Sunday meeting house. The temple is the House of the Lord where we have the privilege of making sacred convenants, and blessing the lives of those gone before us through performing sacred ordinances in their behalf. In so doing, families will be united not only in this life but throughout all eternity. Temple attendance brings great peace, answers to prayers, increases faith in the Savior and provides us with a greater sense of the plan of salvation. Last but not least, I try to live each day in a more Christlike way...loving others as he has loved me.