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Hi I'm Gretchen Sherman

I'm a Mormon. I am a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 8. My youngest daughter is deaf. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am a mother and grandmother. I have a daughter who lost her hearing at age one. It has been a challenge to learn sign language and to teach my children to communicate with each other. All of my family signs and so do my grandchildren! My son served a mission to the deaf in Texas. My oldest daughter has taught her children to love their aunt and how to communicate with her. My daughter was just married in the Mesa Arizona temple for time and all eternity to a wonderful young man and now her new life begins. My husband and I are blessed with our children and grandchildren. I could not ask for more!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the I was the taught the gospel as a child. There came a time in my life that I had to learn for myself if the church was true. At age 19 I asked the Lord for that witness and it came through that still small voice. Again and again that same spirit has witnessed to me that the church is true and the choices i make are correct. I am grateful for a mother who taught me the gospel even though my father was not a member.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying daily to be honest with my fellowman and loving my neighbors. I work every day to do what is right and put others before me. I seek my Heavenly Father daily and read the words he has given his children on how to live a Christ-like life. I don't always succeed but I work to do what is right. I work with the women's organization right now to help the women to become better wives, mothers and sisters. I help to plan activities and classes that are of interest. We learn to cook new things, budget our money a little better, learn how to keep a better home, or just how to budget our time a little better. I love the sisters that I work with and because I get to serve them.