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Hi I'm Cheri

I'm a BYU-I and EWU alumni. I'm a case manager for an adult mental health treatment facility. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college graduate, just trying to make a dent in the world. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I graduated from Eastern Washington University, where I received my master's degree in Social Work to become certified as a School Social Worker. I love working with children and families, but chose to get more experience in the field by working with a wide range of populations before settling down in a school. I currently work for an adult residential treatment facility for individuals who suffer from mental illnesses. I love working with people who are struggling at their current place in life and teaching them the skills and tools to help them reach their potential. Although work can be stressful and difficult at times, it's definitely worth it! I have lots of hobbies, like soccer, scrap booking, learning to cook and sew, running and the other usual stuff to keep me busy. I'm just trying to learn to balance my new "adult" after work life, and still keep my sanity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, and grew up with an understanding of the gospel. My family and extended family are, for the most part, all active members of the church. Growing up with the knowledge that I am a daughter of God, with divine potential has really helped me in my life. Being able to make my difficult life decisions, like what I should do with my life and where I should go, have been made easier because of my knowledge and understanding of the gospel. I feel secure in my decisions because I have received personal revelation or a good feeling to confirm what I am doing is right. Sometimes I hear people complaining or attacking the standards of the church. But I think that by living the standards of the church has really helped me become the person I am. I have gained a testimony of the standards and why they are important for me to keep not only because of the spirit of them, but also because of the physical and emotional protection I receive by keeping those standards. Tithing Last, but not least, I am a mormon because I know that the church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that when I live the standards I am blessed and that those standards are there for a reason. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who wants me to reach my potential. I know that my Savior, Jesus Christ, suffered and died for me and the pain and sorrow that I feel so I can one day return to my Heavenly Father. I don't know what I would do or where I would be without the knowledge that this gospel has given me!

How I live my faith

With my work, it can be hard at times to keep my standards and stay firm in my beliefs. I work with an large amount of negativity, vulgarity, and things of a graphic nature, from both my co-workers and clients. What I have found to be the best to keep my spirits and attitude where I want it to be is to keep to my faith. I'm definitely not a perfect person, have regular trials and hard times where it's hard to keep to my standards or keep the perspective to trust my Heavenly Father. But I know that when I go back to the basic things that I have been taught to do like reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, and going to church, family home evening, and institute, life seems to always work out far better than when I have tried to do it on my own.