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Hi I'm Shalyce

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a military family and have moved all over the United States. I have been lucky enough to be able to visit other countries (mainly Europe) and have learned to enjoy so many cultures around the world. I love being an American and love our history. I attended Brigham Young University and graduated as a teacher. I taught for about 4 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. A chronic condition that I have been dealing with has flared up so now I am currently house bound. I am using my time to study history, religion, and keep in touch with our extended family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. When I was about 13 I decided that I needed to know for myself about the fundamentals of life. I had to know for myself if I was going to base my life on faith. I didn't tell my parents or any one else. This had to be for me. I wanted to know 1- If God really existed. 2 - Did I matter to Him? and 3 - If the Book of Mormon was truly what it claimed to be. I made a commitment that I would do everything I needed to to get an answer, and that no matter what that answer was, I would act on it. The responsibility of that commitment made my stomach churn, but I needed to know. There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon that promises that the Holy Ghost will testify to the truth of the Book, and any other truth as well. But we have to do our part. We have to study the scriptures thoroughly (Book of Mormon and the Bible) and then pray with a sincere heart. I followed this guidance. For a few weeks I would sneak away into our horse pasture out back where I could be alone and read for hours on end. I studied as hard as I knew how. Then I finally took the plunge and knelt down in prayer. I was so scared. I knew my life was about to change and I had taken on a huge responsibility no matter what the answer was. I asked God to let me know if He really existed, and if He did, did I matter to Him? As I knelt there, so afraid, I felt a warm, strong feeling of love surround me. I felt like I was being wrapped in His arms. I knew, no doubt at all, that God lived and that he loved me! I was so humbled and overwhelmed. I started to cry. I knew that I loved Him and that I wanted to be like Him more than anything else. I was willing to do whatever He asked. With that in mind, I asked if the Book of Mormon was true. Should I be a Mormon? Again, felt an overwhelming witness that the Book of Mormon was true. After that my life was set. I knew that I was responsible to be true to what God had told me.

How I live my faith

Heavenly Fathers plan for us is not just a Sunday Christianity. It involves our relationships in our families, our private behavior, study, work, and service to our fellow man. I love His plan for us. Heavenly Father expects a lot of us, but he walks the whole way with us. We are not alone. God is involved in this world, and in the details of our lives. He never promised it would be easy, just that it would be worth it.