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Hi I'm Shari

Born and raised near Seattle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I train my labrador retrievers for field trial and hunting. I grew up camping and hunting with my family. We rode motorcycles and camped all over Washington state. I enjoy learning and have a variety of interests. I took welding and machining classes because I wanted to know how to work with metal. My goal was to be able to fix things that I or my friends needed repaired. Currently I am enjoying learning about knots. I am doing globe knots and turks head knots now. I have taught a variety of youth groups how to make parachute cord survival bracelets and other functional knots from parachute cord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Mormon church in a conversation with a Lutheran friend about Easter. The more she explained the Trinity and Easter the more I wanted to know, but I was skeptical and dissatisfied with her answer of, "It's a mystery." As I stared to ask more about the Godhead she said, "You had better be careful or you will believe like those heathen Mormons!" I asked her about the "heathen Mormons," but I had to go find out the information on my own. I found a book called "A Marvelous Work and a Wonder" by LeGrand Richards. I read the book in 3 days. After that I asked a friend at school if I could go to Church with her. I knew she was a Mormon, just by the way that she carried herself and her actions. She was nice to everyone and a looked up to by those around her. That summer in high school my sister and I were taught by the missionaries and got baptized. Being a member of the Church during high school was very good for me, the teachings and values helped me in all the challenges that have come my way. Because of my love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ I served a mission for the LDS Church in Taiwan. I learned to speak Mandarin Chinese to share with the people I met in Taiwan.

How I live my faith

I teach the Sunday School class Gospel Doctrine to the adults in our Ward. This year I am teaching the New Testament class. It is great to be able to study the life of the Savior and His apostles. I am a visiting teacher in our ward. So my companion and I visit, teach, and check-in with 3 women in our ward every month. We have a lesson that we deliver and make sure that if there are things that we can do to be of service that we are aware of them. Whether it is taking someone to the airport or watching kids in a pinch, we are willing and able to assist. I enjoy participating in Relief Society classes and events. Every woman in the LDS church is a member of the Relief Society. Relief Society is about service, learning and sharing. We all have skills or talents to share, one skill I share is to help others with their computer problems. I have had opportunities to assist others by fixing their computers or teaching them ways to use church websites and information.