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Hi I'm Sharon

I grew up in the Southwest United States (...but it's a DRY heat...:). I have helped raise a large, blended family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I’m a Wife, Mom, Grandma and new Great-Grandma. Yay! I like music, reading, people (especially family), genealogy and try to grow flowers. I have a bachelor’s degree in education, speak a little Spanish and work with the music at church.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I have been “raised” in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have chosen to remain a member because I have a burning conviction it is the true gospel of God, our Heavenly Father, as He sent it to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. That conviction has been won through testing His gospel--both ways. I have discovered for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ works! Life can be hard and shattering at times, but the peace and joy I feel as I follow Jesus’ path, as revealed through the Holy Spirit to ancient and modern prophets, gives me strength, increased understanding and hope. I try to stay close to God by praying, trying to live better (repenting and obeying), preparing for and partaking of the Sacrament of the Last Supper each week in church, reading and pondering His words in Holy Scripture, and serving others.

How I live my faith

I attend worship service, Sunday school class and our women’s group meeting weekly. This gives me help to meet the following week’s challenges. I befriend “my” three ladies every month and try to help them with their challenges. I play for the choir, and am responsible for the music in our congregation. I engage in many aspects of family history work, and enjoy it immensely. I try to stay in touch with my very large, loving family. My husband and I are enjoying the friendship of a new member. It is thrilling to hear his feelings of belief.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Sharon
We are in a great school of mortality here on earth. Sometimes things get very confusing and you don't know who to listen to or what to do next. It's a big problem-solving experience--but Our Father in Heaven has not left us without important things to learn and do to make our way through. Before we came to earth, the spirit(ual) part of us accepted Our Eternal Father's plan for all His children. It is known as the "Plan of Salvation" or the "Great Plan of Happiness". This Plan helps all of Father's children to learn, grow, love, serve, make covenants, and be linked in families here on earth and after death--if they so choose. The Plan also provides for happiness, joy and fulfillment after death which are above our present capacity to enjoy. Jesus Christ and His mission (His Atonement for our sins) is most vital. And so, the missionaries will share the gospel (or good news) of Jesus Christ with you, and teach you about the Plan. Is there anything better than that? Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Sharon
Do Americans worship George Washington? No, but we honor him, we revere him, we stand in awe at what he was able to accomplish as God's instrument to bring about the birth of our great nation of liberty. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honor, revere and stand in awe at what Joseph Smith was able to do in the hands of Almighty God. He brought about the re-establishment of Christ's original church with Christ's original authority (priesthood) to administer its affairs and to minister blessings to His people. We worship God the Eternal Father and his resurrected Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. Who would not desire to be a part of that? Show more Show less