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Hi I'm Cheri

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in 1938 and raised in a small rural community. I attended a Christian university, majoring in Elementary Education. I met my husband while attending the university. We were married in 1961. I taught primary school, mostly Kindergarten, for 13 years. I LOVED my profession. But I loved my profession of wife and mother most of all. My children are raised now and they are the joy of my life! They have given us 27 WONDERFUL grandchildren. I enjoy gardening and served as a volunteer gardner in the Temple Square gardens. I also served as a docent in our church' museum of history and art. We have traveled internationally. My husband and I worked and taught at a university in China for 14 months. We learned to dearly love the Chinese people and enjoyed the fascinating history of the country. I served with my husband as a Senior Missionary for the Mormon Church in Scotland. Many of our ancestors came from this beautiful land and we enjoyed serving the people there. We also had the privilege of teaching the gospel to the Chinese students studying in the UK. My husband and I are currently serving as Member-Leader-Support LDS Missionaries, living at home. I love to decorate my home and make it a lovely place to be and for people to visit. I love to be with family and friends. I love to give service to those in need. I enjoy cooking. On our mission we cooked lots of fun food for the youth at the youth center where we served. I am grateful for for each day I live.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a member of the LDS Church when I was born. My father was baptized when I was 12 years old. We always went to Church as a family. I was baptized when I was 8 years old which is the age our Church feels is the age of accountability, when children are able to distinguish right from wrong. Even though I was young my baptism was a very special day for me that I still remember. I grew up going to Primary, then Young Women and then on to our church university where I was very active in the LDS wards created for the Young Single Adults. I always felt my membership in the Church was my banner, sword and shield. Everyone knew I was actively living the LDS Standards so I was never invited to attend or participate in sinful activities. Living the values and standards of the Church has protected me from loosing my virture because we believe in staying chaste before marriage, thus avoiding loss of self-esteem and picking up sexually transmitted diseases or bearing an illigitimate child. Because we don't believe in using illegal drugs, or use tobacco, alcohol, coffee or tea, my health has been preserved. I am a VERY HEALTHY 76 year old. Our Church also teaches us to live a well balanced life. I read the scriptures and attend Church regularly. And our Church strongly teaches to be of service as Christ was. I do many compassionate service activites for people and now I am giving 100% of my time being a Senior Missionary. I also love to attend other wholesome events such as concerts and lectures. I continually take classes and workshops of all kinds to increase my knowledge and extend my hobbies and interests. I feel EDUCATION is power,the key to a fulfilling life. Having an understanding of the Plan of Salvation...God's Plan of Happiness for us, helps me know where I came from, why I am here and where I am going after this life. My FAITH gives me comfort, every day of my life. My Testimony of the LDS Church is my most precious possession.

How I live my faith

Since I was a young girl is have always been involved in my community and my LDS Wards, wherever I have lived. I have worked with every age group in my church. I have taught children the principles of the gospel. I have taught teen-age girls principles of a virtuous and happy life, including service, and I have taught gospel and parent-education classes to the women in my church. I have been a visiting teacher, where I have visited in the homes of women in my LDS ward every month, ever since I was married at age 23. I have always done Compassionate service in my neighborhood when someone was ill, had a new baby or suffered a death in the family. Our family has done "secret" yard care for others. When my children were in school I was always active in the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). I volunteered for a PTA responsibility every year my children were in school. We have helped with political campaigns, and canvassed for the Cancer Drive. When dancers visited our community for Summerfest, we hosted dancers and their chaperones from other countries. I worked in the Cub Scout program in our community for several years, helping young boys between the ages of 8 and 12 achieve the highest Cub Scout awards, which dove-tails into the Boy Scouts of America program. I also worked in the Girl Scout Program. Our family got involved in the Community Spring Clean-up program. Whenever I know of someone in need, I try to offer my help in any way that I can.