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Hi I'm Shelby

I grew up in Arizona and Minnesota. I am almost done with school to become an occupational therapist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to hike, bike, and swim. I love the sunshine in Arizona! I also enjoy reading and playing games and talking with family and friends. I always knew that I wanted a career that would allow me to help others, and through a series of wonderful and unexpected experiences I was able to pursue a Master's degree in Occupational therapy. I have one last internship and then I will be out in the working world. I want to work with individuals with disabilities and help them develop skills to have a happy, independent, and healthy life.

Why I am a Mormon

My Dad joined the church when he was in his early 20's, and my Mom grew up Mormon. They were sealed in the Temple and they taught my siblings and me the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was baptized and confirmed a member of the church when I was 8 years old. Although I grew up Mormon, I needed to know for myself that what I had been taught was true and something I wanted to follow. In my teenage years I attended seminary, which is an early morning scripture study class for high school students. I discovered a love for the scriptures as I learned from my teachers and as I began a regular personal study of the scriptures. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that when I read it and follow its teachings I am happy and I feel close to my Savior and to Heavenly Father. I continue to practice the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know for myself that it is Christ's church restored to the earth in its fullness. I know this because the Holy Ghost has borne witness to my spirit. I know that God is our Heavenly Father, and that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, pains, weaknesses, sorrows, and sickness. Through him, I can be made whole. I have experienced the sweet, liberating, and cleansing power of the Atonement.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commandments and following Jesus Christ's example to the best of my ability. I have found that when I am obedient to what is true and right I have so much more happiness and freedom in my life. I live my faith by building strong relationships with family and friends and helping others.