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Hi I'm Sheri

I'm a Mormon. I teach special needs kids. I also write limericks for them. It's a joy to see their faces light up when they read.

About Me

I was always taught that I was a child of God. I am the first of six children with a mother that was very faithful in serving in the church. She would often enroll us to help prepare art activities for her church lessons. We would have family home evening each week. We would sometimes lay on the floor and sing while she played songs by ear on the piano. I later went on a mission, then started a family. We had 5 boys. These boys grew up strong in the church and in the scouting program. All five boys earned their Eagle Scout award. Four of the boys served honorable missions. I set a goal to be a teacher when I was eight and came to become one. I got my teaching certificates and have spent many years teaching in classrooms across the United States. I love reading and writing poetry. Music has come from this gift of writing poetry. In college, I had the opportunity to work on some operettas. I wrote a roadshow skit which one an award and went on from ward to stake. One of our favorite family games is Charades. When the family gets together we spend a good part of the time laughing. I'm thankful for my wonderful boys.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel truly blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints from birth. I still had to gain my own testimony. I have done that through living the commandments and serving the Lord. I have learned so much serving in the church. One time when I was very timid about speaking in public, my MIA (young women now) group had a speech giving contest. We were to take a scripture and speak impromptu for 3-5 minutes. I took the challenge and gave a very successful speech. I have since strengthened that skill and have been able to serve in the wards I lived in with great strength. Being called to lead the ward choir also strengthen my skills in that area. I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father that has blessed me abundantly with the skills needed to serve Him in every calling I have received.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by obeying the commandments and working service into each day of my life. I make the best choices I can with the information I have. My goal is to learn about Jesus so I can be more like him everyday. I participate in my community by substitute teaching at the schools and tutoring in homes. I have also helped with community choirs and dramatic activities. Serving in the church has included meeting with sisters every month. This has been a great source of joy in my life as I have learned about these sisters as I served them. I moved many times and since I had the Church in my life I have quickly made friends and have easily found ways to serve coast to coast.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Sheri
Paying tithing, or 10 of our income is our chance to show the Lord gratitude. He gives us all we have and only asks 10 in return. Giving tithing has given me great joy in my life. There have been times of great need in my life and when I obeyed the law of the tithe and paid my tithing first, I was blessed to have all I needed. Paying tithing gives the church money for church buildings and missionary work. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Sheri
A husband and wife work with the Lord to raise His precious children. When we work together and stay in tune with the spirit of the Lord, the children are taught with love and good examples. I am thankful to have the Lord working with me to raise my children. Show more Show less