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Hi I'm Shannon

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of 2 boys and a wife of a loving husband who I plan to spend my eternity with! I am a 6 year convert to the church! I cannot deny the magnificent blessings that come from being a righteous member of the church and following the Lord's Commandments. I am proud to be born of this dispensation and witness the Restoration and the literal gathering of Zion! I went to school at Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) I home school my 2 boys because it is a gift I can give to them as their mother. My weeknights are usually spent at a Hockey rink nightly, including the nights I meet with the Young Women. My weekends are spent running around with all the boy's hockey games.

Why I am a Mormon

The Holy Ghost testified to me as an investigator of the Church that this is Christ's Church on earth, & the Priesthood has been restored with the Fullness of the Gospel. There is a living prophet on earth today. He is the prophet of all mankind, not just the Mormon Prophet. Thomas Monson is the prophet & his apostles are God's chosen men to lead His Church. The Holy Ghost continually testifies to me the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I took Moroni's challenge. I have the knowledge my Father in Heaven wanted me to have. John 10 vs16 "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold, them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." Jesus Christ Other sheep? who is He talking about? Amos 3 verse 7 "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." The Lord will do nothing unless he has called a Prophet to the Earth Amos 8 verse 11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, not a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord". verse 12 "And they shall wander form sea to sea, and from the north even to east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." The Apostacy...the 1800 yrs from Christ's apostles death to Joseph Smith...that was the famine...but men were looking....once men learned to read & think for themselves, they searched for answers, ex. Martin Luther but they could not find the answers Acts 3 vs 20-23 Read The jist is that Moses prophesies of a Prophet who will rise up & speak for God just as he did AFTER Christ has been sent Ephesians 2 vs 20 "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone" Self explanatory. Christs' Church has apostles & prophets The Holy Bible leaves breadcrumbs everywhere of the Restoration that will come to pass! Pray & Ponder!

How I live my faith

I do the best that I can do with my callings. I have 2 callings with the Young Women Mia Maid Advisor and Stake Girls Camp Secretary and I have a calling as a Ward Missionary. I help spread the gospel whenever I can. I study my scriptures. I try to read only Inspirational books that have meaning and understanding to my religion. I actually pray to my Heavenly Father! When I was Catholic, someone else prayed for me. I was taught ritual prayers. I didnt really know how to pray before I became a member. Now I can converse with my Heavenly Father and pray and have a relationship with Him! I am raising two boys, one who just earned the Aaronic Priesthood, and the other will have it in 2 months. I live my faith by being an example to them. I try to serve others and share the love for my fellow man as much as I can. I am not perfect....but the good news, is that I don't have to be. My Heavenly Father loves me no matter what I do as long as I am willing to truly repent. I am His. He gave his only Begotten Son to bury my sins and carry my burdens in which I am eternally grateful. I live my faith by serving others. Christ commanded us to "Feed His sheep", John 2115-17. Christ commanded this 3 times. It wasn't enough to say it once. He said it 3 times.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Shannon
To me attending church is where I worship my Heavenly Father and learn of the things I must know to be a righteous Daughter of God! The Temple is a place where I am in the Presence of my Heavenly Father because it is His house. The Temple is the House of the Lord! I go and renew covenents I have made with my Heavenly Father. I also serve my eternal families there as well doing His work. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Shannon
The Relief Society is the Largest women's organization in the World. They are the missing piece of the puzzle. Joseph Smith said the Priesthood would not be complete without the Sisters of the Church being organized. Women are just as important as the Priesthood holders in the Lord's eyes. The Relief Society serves the Church members in their wards under the direction of the Bishop and they serve all people of every nation with their Humanitarian efforts. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Shannon
Our Church Leaders are building up the Kingdom of God and the Church of Jesus Christ. They are tending to the needs of the members of the Church. They are not building their own Kingdom, they are building and serving His Church. Show more Show less