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Hi I'm Shauna Jo

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, grandmother -- all my favorite full-time roles. I also work part-time as a personal care giver . My husband and I like to travel, and we enjoy visiting National Parks and spending time in the mountains, and especially spending time with our children and grandchildren. My most recent and ongoing project involves digitizing our family videos, photos, etc. I also enjoy making photo books of our special events and adventures. I have had callings in all the church auxiliaries (except priesthood, of course), and am currently our ward choir director. That has been a challenge, but I've enjoyed it very much. I grew up learning to play the piano, but because of arthritis can no longer play. That has been very sad for me. I love to read, and I really enjoy creating order and organization in our home.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager, while sitting in a seminary class, I received a personal revelation that the LDS Church contains the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was also made known to me that Joseph Smith is indeed a true prophet and that he restored Christ's church to the earth.  The revelation was so strong that I cannot deny it happened, nor would I. I know the LDS Church is true, and God knows that I know it. That is what keeps me going to church week after week, month after month, year after year; and it is why I go regularly to the temple, to serve and to partake of the Spirit and the peace that I feel there. The standards of the church govern all my decisions, and I strive very hard to do my best. I'm certainly far from perfect, but I am trying to live to be worthy of the blessings the Lord has in store for me personally.

How I live my faith

I take callings in the church seriously, and in whatever position I serve, I strive to fulfill my responsibilities the best way I can. I feel that it is important to go above and beyond the basic requirements of each calling. As a visiting teacher and having been taught by visiting teachers, I have made many lifelong friends over the years. I never worry about changing assignments because it just enlarges my circle of friends to do so. In interacting with people outside my church associates, it is often made mention that I don't drink coffee or alcohol, and that I don't enjoy off-color humor in any form. I don't mind being different because it is being different in a good way. I can be tolerant of others without being judgmental or critical, but I don't have to participate in things that I'm not comfortable with.