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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother to five boys, the oldest is a missionary in California. I am also wife to the most wonderful man who works as an agronomist. I have a lot of interests, I like to cook, garden, make hand stamped cards and exercise (not fanatically...but for mind and body maintenance). I'm an intermediate piano player but can not perform very well in public, I'm working on that weakness. I am also a new fan of 'the piano guys'. I love the music that I grew up hearing on the radio, from the late 60' 70' and not so much the 80's. I get excited about these interests and when I have mastered them I look for more. I have started a book group in my town and we are reading the classics and books I should have read when I was in High School, my favorite is 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexander Dumas, it has so many facets and I love the struggles of the hero as he fights against the dark side of his soul. My next interest might be to become a writer and write a book of my own, who knows (mastering that well...we'll see). I enjoy serving in my calling in the women's organization called the Relief Society. As I give service to the sisters and help with the needs of my ward I feel appreciated and needed. I have earned a degree in Dental Hygiene but have put my degree of MRS and MOM first. I am looking forward to the future with excited anticipation and loving and savoring the present.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been one. Since the day I was born I came to an LDS family, my parents both served missionarions and I was raised in the LDS church. My parents allowed me to attend church with my friends. This was one of the times I felt my parents had such strong testimonies of the gospel that they had faith to allow me the experience of what other churches teach and feel like. My experiences were few having attended the Nazarene church and Orthodox Jewish ceremonies. Always returning to my family at the end of the day and continuing in my gospel education in Primary and later Young Women. The more I learned the more I knew and the knowledge truly was power to fuel my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I continue to be a Mormon because I know at anytime I may fail to chose the right and need the strength of the Lord Jesus Christ to lift me and strengthen me. I love the peace I feel knowing that by choosing the right and being obedient to the commandments my burdens are light. There is no better feeling than to have the heavy burden of sin lifted through repentance and washed away. My life has been blessed by being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of my ward. I attend all my church meetings and am a leader in our women organization. I have had many teaching opportunities in my church. Teaching gives me the incentive to study different topics of the gospel and gain a stronger testimony of them. We meet as a family once a week on Monday night. We have a lesson, organize ourselves, plan, have an activity, play games and of course have a special refreshment after. Having five boys of various ages it can be difficult to get everyone together but it has been in practice for a vary long time and they expect to have some kind of activity. The blessings of Family Home Evening are that we enjoy our time together and have built strong bonds with each other. I live my faith day by day, starting with Sunday when I take the sacrament and remember my baptismal covenants, I am renewed for the week, I don't shop or do any activities on the Sabbath that are irreverent to the day. Paying tithing has been a blessing in our home. My husband and I have been doing this for a very long time even before our marriage. It isn't an easy commandment but we have been so blessed. We want to be worthy to go to the temple and by being obedient and paying our tithing it helps us receive the blessings of the temple. As a sister in the church I strive to be a good visiting teacher, I have several women in my ward whom I contact and visit with each month. If they don't come to church at all my contact with them may be the only connection they have with the church. Seeing these sisters is important to me, I form friendships and serve them and as I do, I feel love for those I serve. I don't think of myself when I serve others and that makes me happy. The Lord Jesus Christ performed so many acts of kindness and service while ministering on the earth. I try to live my faith by trying to be like Jesus.