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Hi I'm Sherrie

I'm a wife, mother of 4 kids, domestic diva, pumpkin farmer/corn maze owner, PTA president, substitute teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There is no such thing as a stay at home mom at our house! I enjoy being in my kids schools whether I am substitute teaching or volunteering with the PTA. I also love to watch my kids play soccer and football. I also love to go to their orchestra and band concerts. I love to read! I like almost every kind of book, especially historical romance. I guess that is my guilt pleasure. In the fall, you would find us very busy with our local pumpkin patch and corn maze. I enjoy doing the field trips and teaching children and adults about the life cycle of plants. Though farming isn't my favorite thing, I am very grateful for my ancestors who were farmers. I feel closest to my grandpa when I am driving a tractor. I grew up in a yours-mine-and ours kind of family. I am grateful for all my siblings and love it that live close to many of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be one. Though I was born in a Mormon home, my parents were divorced when I was young. My dad decided to not be a member of the LDS faith and my mom choose to remain very active in out faith. I had to make a decision on what I would do. I chose to be a Mormon because I felt peace and the calming spirit that comes when you try to live your life as our Heavenly Father would have us do. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I don't remember ever doubting it was true--it makes sense logically that this was a book from God to testify of Jesus Christ. If the Book of Mormon is true then everything else in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true as well. I try to live my life to have the Holy Ghost guide me. I guess to me, when I am doing what Heavenly Father has asked of me, then I know that He will help me, give me peace, and bless my family. I chose to serve a mission. I was able to serve a mission to Chile. Though I am grateful I was able to help people come to know of Christ's atonement, the person who was spiritually saved was me. On my mission I gained an understanding that my Heavenly Father loves me and I have worth as His daughter. With that knowledge comes confidence. I am grateful for the examples of my parents. My mother has since passed away. I know from the comforting of the Holy Ghost, that she lives and some day we will be together again. As for my dad, it took him 36 years of feeling like something was missing from his life to decide to be re-baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was one of the best days of my life!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day by the choices I make. It is the best thing for me when someone I am getting to know simply says, "You are a Mormon aren't you?!" That let's me know that I am living my life so that people notice that something is different about me. I am in the schools a lot. When I am in the high school, I hold students to the high standards of dressing modestly, not using vulgar language and not being afraid to question some of the choices they are making. At church, my new calling is a ward missionary. I was a little nervous about this calling because it has been a long time since I was a missionary. I am growing to love it. I get to encourage ward members to reach out and become friends with people who aren't Mormon. I also get to teach Gospel Principals in Sunday School. During this class we talk about about the basics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also live my faith by trying to not be shy about sharing with people that I am a Mormon. When an opportunity arises in a conversation, I will explain a bit about my church with someone who is not familiar with it. It is very natural and part of a conversation. My family prays every night together and we also try to read scriptures together. I am grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ that trough Him, I can return to live with Him and my Father in Heaven. I am grateful that our Heavenly Father has prophets today who will reveal His will. The Lord wants us to be happy here on Earth and in the eternity to come. I love Him.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes, Mormons are Christians. They are Christians because they believe that Jesus Christ suffered in Gethsemane for out sins, heart break and sorrows. Being a perfect man, Jesus then chose to die thus breaking the bonds of death. Also when a person acts how Jesus Christ would act, then they are being Christ like or Christian. The LDS church teaches people to act like Christ. In fact, in our church we do not ever say bad things about other religions or churches in our meetings. Show more Show less