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Hi I'm Shell

I grew up being a Mormon in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Me

Education has always been important to me. I continued my studies at a local university to get my bachelors degree in French. This took longer than usual as I stopped to serve a mission in France, get married, and have two kids. I was 7 months pregnant when I started my last semester as I was determined to finish. Europe has become my second home. I love the culture and people of these countries and have the opportunity to go every couple of years. I am teaching my children that the United States of America is only one of many nations on this earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church. My baptism when I was 8 years old was the first step in patterning my life after my Savior, Jesus Christ. I made crucial decisions around the age of 14 that have strengthened my faith. I read the New Testament, I read the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know the truth and found it. One of my favorite scriptures can be found in the Book of Mormon: Alma 5:14 "And now behold, I ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?" I have felt a might change in my heart and strive to live each day to have His image in my countenance. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. This knowledge was concreted when I went to another country to share my beliefs at the age of 21. I am a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven. God sent his son to the earth to teach and show us how to live. Our life on earth is our education, our learning center with the ultimate goal to return back to Him.

How I live my faith

Our church is broken up into communities or wards. I currently have the privilege to teach some of the 8 year old girls in our area. We meet a couple times each month to re-affirm our faith that we are each daughters of God. These activities have also brought our neighborhood together, no one is excluded and we strive to have fun.