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Hi I'm Shari

I am a wife and mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been raised going to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and have been a member of this church since I was baptized at the age of 8. I married my husband of 23 years in the temple and have two man-children and a teenager. My oldest son served a mission in the North Carolina Raleigh mission, and my middle son is currently serving in the New Hampshire Manchester mission. My youngest is striving to be like his brothers. So, I am a daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, employee, and the thing that helps me the most in what I am is that I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have gone to church every Sunday since I was born. I chose to be baptized when I was eight because it was the right thing to do, and I wanted to be like Jesus. As I got older and attended seminary, I learned about the prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph was a boy who had many questions. He read from the Bible with his family and on his own. At the young age of 14, he came across the scripture in the first chapter of James verse 5 that reads "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him". I was the same age as Joseph was when I decided to put God to the test. I wanted to know for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. I read and prayed in faith every day. It wasn't an instant answer. It actually took time, and as I proved my willingness to know for myself, the Lord revealed the truth to me. I had to truly humble myself and repent in order to receive a witness. The quiet assurance I received was undeniable, and it is imprinted on my heart forever. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. He taught us the way to live so that we could return to our Father in Heaven. He atoned for our sins so that we could repent. He gave us prophets who lead and guide us, even President Thomas S. Monson. The Book of Mormon was translated for us in this time to be another witness of Jesus Christ and to be used in conjunction with the Bible. The reason I live the gospel is so I can live with my family forever. My husband and I married in the temple. That means that if we are obedient, we can be together as a family forever, in the life after this.

How I live my faith

We are taught to be like Jesus. He is the most charitable of anyone that walked the earth. As a member of this church we are asked to give of ourselves. Sometimes we are asked to teach or to lead different groups in our congregation. I help with the women in our congregation. We meet each Sunday for a lesson about a gospel principle. We sing, pray and discuss ways to implement these principles in our lives. We also meet once a month for a weeknight activity that incorporates some of the things we learn on Sundays, self-reliance, unity building experiences and service activities. The women are asked to keep watch over different individuals. If they need help, we are there for one another. Sometimes it requires that we make a meal. Other times we are needed to help clean. Whatever the circumstance, we strive to be the Lord's hands.