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Hi I'm Cheri

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to spend time working and playing with my family. We like to camp, go river running, ride 4-wheelers, go on sight-seeing trips, garden, ride bike, and eat Sunday dinners with our extended family. We have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. After raising our children for 20 years, I began teaching special education kindergarten. My husband teaches high school, so we are able to spend time in the summers with our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I believe it is true and I believe it is Jesus' Church. I believe this because I have read the Old Testament and the New Testament and The Book of Mormon and each of these books have testified to me that Jesus Christ is our Savior. He saves us from sin and makes it possible for us to be cleansed through repentance so we can live with God again. My favorite scripture is Matthew 22:36-40 where Jesus says that the greatest commandments are to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. As I think about those scriptures, it seems so simple. If we just ask ourselves before we think, say, or do anything, "Does this show love to God, to my neighbors, and to myself?" If the answer is "Yes," then we should do it. If the answer is "No," then we shouldn't. If we always follow that commandment then we will automatically be following all the other commandments. I like things simple and that seems very simple to me.

How I live my faith

Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to teach the women and children in Church. Right now I help arrange visiting teaching. We make sure each adult woman in the Church gets visited regularly by other women in the Church. During this monthly visit, the women who visit the other woman give her an uplifting message and make sure she is doing ok. If she needs any help, they provide it or find someone who can. Visiting teachers are known for taking delicious meals to people when they have a new baby or have someone in their family who just came home from the hospital. The acts of service are given quietly, but in my job I sometimes hear of them. Examples of service I have seen include weeding flower beds, sitting with older people or babysitting young children so their family members can have some time away, helping to find jobs or a place to live, taking her out to lunch, cleaning her house when the woman they visit is unable to, helping with a family member's wedding reception, driving someone to the doctor's office, lending a listening ear, and countless other acts of service.