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Hi I'm Sheryl

I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was introduced to the church by friends at the age of 24. I'm so glad I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I always knew I would attend the University of Michigan. I married a high school friend in my senior year of college and graduated from nursing school July 20, 1969... the day Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. I am now a mother of four, two sons and two daughters, and a grandmother of... can you believe it?...16 grandchildren! Today I am retired, having worked in hospital, in a private doctor's office and in schools for 40 years. Because I am healthy and energetic and a nurse, my husband of 43 years and I volunteered to serve as humanitarian missionaries for our church. We are presently serving in Russia.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child and young adult, I puzzled over the nature of the Godhead. I could not understand nor accept the concept of a three-in-one God. I always thought that God and Jesus and the Holy Ghost were separate and distinctly unique beings. And since the scriptures said we were created in their image, I believed we would see them in the form of a man. Our new friends taught us that very principle. They said, "We believe in God, the eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost, three separate beings." That is what I knew to be true, therefore I was willing to learn more. Everything I have learned - from the principles of healthy living, free of alcohol and tobacco to the possibility of eternal life with my family - have strengthened my testimony that this is truly the the church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

While a school nurse, I developed and initiated an exercise program and competition within our district to promote staff wellness. I have taught diabetes education classes for the community and for some of our campus at-risk students. Since my husband and I lost a son and both fathers to cancer, we have supported the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life for the last 16 years. In the church both my husband, an Eagle Scout, and I, a former Girl Scout, have taught the youth. We have been to camp almost every year for 40 years. We think that it keeps us young! We have also taught the youth daily scripture study classes during the school year. It was a great way to start each day. Now my husband and are excited to serve as humanitarian missionaries in Russia. What a fantastic opportunity!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sheryl
Are members "required" to serve a mission. No. They "get" to serve their Father and His Son by sharing His gospel so His children can come home. Show more Show less