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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the time I was a youngster, long before I joined the Church, I was interested in the history our our family, and eagerly listened to my grandmother, as she told stories of her childhood. It seems as if I was always asking question about ancestors. When I investigated the Church, I understood why! I really enjoy doing family history research and writing about ancestors as I piece together their lives. I am a fourth grade teacher, and especially like teaching science. I love to read, cook, draw, listen to inspiring music, and watch birds (especially the burrowing owls which live in our region). When I really think about it, I'm many things. But, most importantly, I am a daughter of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to have LDS friends when I was in high school, and to observe their behavior and characteristics. They were different in such a good way. So, I listened to the missionaries. When they challenged me to read the Book of Mormon, I had no idea how my life was about to change! I did read it, and followed the advice of Moroni. After I prayed to know if it was all really true, I cannot describe the feeling I had. I knew it was true! I joined the Church because I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. I'm forever grateful for those LDS friends who lived what they believed so well! I'm so thankful for all of the people who have been good examples for me: my husband and his family, my bishops, friends, families of friends who fellowshiped me when I was a new member, the older sisters with whom I sat around quilts and listened to Gospel insights when I was a young mother, and all of the teachers and speakers to whom I've listened over the years. I'm also thankful for the positions I've filled and all that I've learned from these experiences. My testimony and understanding of the Gospel has grown over these fifty-one years. My testimony is my most precious possession. I know that God lives and is our Father. Jesus Christ is His Son, and atoned for the sins and hurts of this world. After Christ's death, he was resurrected, and lives today. His Church has been restored to the earth, and Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration. Since then, we have been led by prophets, and Thomas S. Monson is the present Prophet. I most sincerely say these things, in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I'm presently a Visiting Teacher, and I teach the 11 year-olds in Primary. I've been a Visiting Teacher for over forty-five years, and hope to continue for many more! I love the sisters I visit, and those who visit me. We share conversations about topics that help us to grow spiritually, and we comfort and encourage each other in many other ways. Visiting Teachers are there for each other when there is stress, illness, death, or other problems in life. They provide meals for new mothers or the sick, company, babysitting, and many other services (cleaning, washing, taking care of the ill, etc...). These opportunies for service are numerous and help us grow in love, patience, and compassion. Teaching the 11 year-olds is a joy! This year, we are teaching the New Testament, and I love teaching them about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ ! We share very spiritual feelings as we read these stories in the Bible. I'm so thankful for all of the opportunities I've had to serve in different callings in our wards and stakes.