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Hi I'm Sheila

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I was four I have enjoyed music and dance. I was in ballet till I was 12, played the clarinet and eventually changed to the piano. In high school my likes turned to auto mechanics. I would have to say my favorite experience was tearing down an engine and rebuilding it and making it run on seven cylinders not smooth I might add but it ran. From there I joined the US Marine Corps and was assigned the job of a diesel mechanic. I loved what I did and I loved the people everywhere in the world that I had the honor of meeting. After leaving my beloved Corps I took on the responsiblity of being a mother and my life has certainly changed. It is the most challenging undertaking I have ever experienced. At times I do not feel adequate but I continue trying. I like self-improvement and taking anything I can and making it better as well as learning all I can.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was baptized when I was eight but I think I was truely converted after the age of twelve. At twelve I would go to the temple to do baptisms for the dead and I love the feeling I would feel inside the temple. I felt such peace, comfort and joy while in the temple. As I got older I had an experience that confirmed the truth of the gospel. I was having a difficult time feeling worthwhile. I was kneeling on my floor praying to Heavenly Father to help me feel that I was worth something. As soon as I ended my prayer the feelings that washed over me of peace, love and like a warm blanket being placed around my shoulders or a hug of assuarnce I knew that he answered my prayer. I will never forget that day and I knew from then on the gospel was true and that I must press on. It has been an unfailing anchor in my life which sometimes seems to go this way and that. Out of everything in my life the one thing I can count on is the gospel despite how I choose to live my life it is always there for me as is my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

My faith increases and changes all the time. At this point in my life I read and study the scriptures, pray to my Heavenly Father daily either for help or to say thanks or just say I love him. I go visiting teaching which consists of visiting, teaching, loving and watching out for sisters in my ward. I have been given the assignment of teaching the young women ages 14-15 or whatever I may be asked to do. I read and have family prayer with my family. If there is an opportunity to serve in the community I do it. I have been participating in the road cleanup and the crop walk the past few years. I try to set a good example to my children and those around me but I fail at times but then I can always repent and say I am sorry and try again. I constantly study the gospel so that I can learn to be more like Jesus Christ but at times it seems an insurrmountable task. When I succeed and oversome my weaknesses it feels so great and has endless blessings.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Sheila
The word of wisdom is like a set of guidelines to help you to make the best decisions for yourself such as eating fruits and vegtables, exercise, getting enough sleep, eating meat in moderation and staying away from substances that could cause addiction that can cause you to feel misearble and trapped in which makes it difficult to be as close as you can to your Heavenly Father. The blessings of peace that come from following this can not be substituted and feels great. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Sheila
The atonement is when Jesus Christ went into the Garden of Gethsemane to take on all the sins and suffering of everyone who has ever existed so that we could have the opportunity to say we are sorry repent of our mistakes. There had to be Justice and Mercy for Heavenly Fathers plan to work and Jesus Christ gave his life on the cross so we could all live again as He did. So in return we give our lives to Heavenly Father to show our appreciation for this wonderful opportunity to be be clean and forgiven and live again. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Sheila
The law of chastity is when you make the choice to promise to your Heavenly Father that you will only have sexual relations with your spouse in whom you are legally and lawfully married to.  Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Sheila
People are baptized to follow the example that Jesus Christ set in the Bible which shows obedience and also to continue life with a clean slate of any past mistakes and have the opportunity to be given the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost to help, protect, comfort and guide us through our lives. Show more Show less