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Hi I'm Cheri

I grew up in Texas, and I've lived in Spain, Germany, and Japan. I'm a wife, mother,grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to spend time with my children and grandchildren. I especially like to be outdoors with them. I was always the leader of the 5 mile hikes for Webelos & Tenderfoots, or at Girls Camp. I still like hiking in the woods. I spent 20 years in Cub Scouting and directed or programmed camps in Germany, Japan, and in the USA. I love to quilt, sew, make wedding bouquets, and read biographies. I also love music, and attending musicals. My greatest love is for my best friend, my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I attended many differenct churches with my parents and grandparents, and I attended a Catholic school. As I learned of the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I could see the difference in how I felt about the Godhead, my personal Savior, Jesus Christ, and how the Holy Ghost bore witness to me of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, a 2nd witness of Jesus Christ. I have spent many hours reading and studying and teaching the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon. I have chosen to internalize these scriptures and use them in my daily life to become more like my Savior. As I have read and studied the Doctrine and Covenants, I see how the Lord communicates today with a living Prophet. He has never left us alone in the world. He still guides and directs and answers my prayers. I am very grateful for the gospel, the living fact that I have a personal Savior who atoned for my sins and who wants to help me get back to my Father in Heaven. What joy that brings to my heart!

How I live my faith

I have had unique opportunity for the past two years to work on a committee that organized service projects in my community. The first year, our church group cleaned up cottages, painted a chapel,paved a driveway, and ran a carnival for a school for traumatized children. As I met with the committee from that school, I learned that they were praying for help as much as our church was praying for someone to help. It was a wonderful experience and built many friendships. The second year, we helped paint a small church in our community and cleaned up and cataloged their cemetary. We uncovered buried tombstones as well as laid new tombstones. My husband and I helped to build a book of all of the names of the dead in that cemetary. What a blessing to sit down with one of their congration and listen to the stories about the people who had lived in her community that she remembered and to hear the stories of their relatives who had passed on. All of their records had burned in a fire, so we were able to reconstruct them. I spend my time visiting 3 octagenerians. I find that as I listen to their stories and visit with them, it fills my heart with joy. Why do I spend my time serving others? Because I believe that when you are in the service of your fellowman, you are in the service of God. Christ taught "As I have loved you, love one another." I believe that as I learn to love those I serve, I am showing my love for my Savior.