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Hi I'm Shelly

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah. My husband was born in NJ and has been taking lessons from the missionaries.

About Me

I have three daughters and ten grandchildren. I grew up doing Archery, was a National and State Champ for six years in a row and received a full scholarship in archery. We love to be outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling...anything that we can do as a family and be outdoors is perfect for us. When we moved to Colorado, we didn't have any friends at all here, but as soon as we started going to church, we made dozens of friends. The members of our ward immediately treated us as part of the family even though my husband is not a member yet.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I have suffered many setbacks in our lives. Every time we hit rock bottom, somebody from our church would make a special effort to do something small and simple for us, like coming over to visit and ask how we are doing. One year, we were so poor that the only Christmas gifts we received were from the church. That Christmas was the most holy Christmas we have shared together. We were so humbled by what others were willing to do for us, we really experienced the true meaning of Christmas that year. I believe that our church is the true church because our teachings help us all to become better people and to love and respect each other.

How I live my faith

I was born into the church, and I have not always been faithful. I have only recently come back to church and it is hard to explain (even to myself), but when I was younger, I felt obligated to go to church. Now I have such a feeling of happiness and peace in my life and I cannot wait until Sunday each week, so that I can renew these feelings. It almost seems to me that I had to live a hard life before I could receive this strong feelings that I have now. I have always believed in God and that our church is the true church, but I did not have a strong testimony before. I have one now and it is a glorious and powerful feeling to have. I am very grateful for my testimony, and I hope that I will be called to serve in the church.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

I have been in a position where I had to ask for church welfare. I have always been one to give to others and to help out whenever I can, so it was very difficult for me to ask for help for myself. The people in the church welfare program were wonderful. They offered us the opportunity to work in the church cannery and to stock shelves. This made us feel as though we were earning the assistance we received instead of asking for charity. Show more Show less