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Hi I'm Sherry

I'm a mom and a grandma and a mormon!

About Me

I love the heat! I love swimming with my kids and grandkids, going to soccer games, going on hikes with my husband, and taking trips to the beach and lake. I love to read good, clean books. Music brings peace to my soul. My kids think I'm nuts to listen to classical music but I know what calms my nerves. I choose to stay home and help with my grandkids. They are just as fun as my own kids. I love to see them making good moral choices and trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. When I grow up I just might finish college!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger my family was not active in the church. We were quite happy but I didn't know what we were missing. When we moved to another state my parents starting going to church again and so we kids went too. I loved the music, the activities, the friends I made, and the lessons my teachers taught. Teenage years soon came and with them questions and the desire to be a part of the crowd. I soon learned that being a member of the church didn't quite fit the "cool crowd" scene. I was torn. As badly as I wanted to fit into the cool crowd the church was pulling me towards it. Trying to fit into the cool crowd I felt ackward, unnatural, and nervous. When I went to church and participated in activities I felt at peace, happy, like I was home. When I was 17 I prayed and prayed to know who I was and what direction I should go. In sweet whispers I felt drawn strongly to the church. I knew I was wanted, loved, and most importantly I had an older brother who wanted me to follow in his footsteps. I started embracing the gospel more and more each day. I encouraged family prayer and family home evening. We weren't perfect but when we did these things we were happier. We worked better together as a family. As I read the scriptures and became involved in serving others I began to see and feel what the Savior feels when he says "When ye do it onto one of the least of these you have done it onto me." I am a Mormon because I have purpose, I know who I am, and I want to have the Savior always on my side.

How I live my faith

I serve where ever I can. If I can take a dinner to someone I will. I sing in the choir even though I'm not a strong singer. It's a talent I'm developing. I am a life long visiting teacher. It's a forever calling in my book. I love visiting the sisters I am assigned to with my companion. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry. We pray together, learn together, sometimes we go out to eat together, but mostly we just enjoy knowing that we are friends. I have the awesome opportunity to plan and orchestrate a camp for girl's ages 12-18 every summer. It's a blast serving with other women and seeing the girls have fun while they draw closer to their Savior. I love seeing them out in the wilderness working on their certification stuff without cell phones, TV, Ipods, and other wordly distractions. They come hoping to have fun, meet new friends, and learn new skills. They leave with all of that plus the knowledge of who they are and ways to face the trials that come with faith, courage, and determination to succeed. They know they are daughter's of a heavenly father and he loves them. They know they have a Savior that has paved a perfect path for them to follow. When I'm not doing camp I have the privilege of teaching a Sunday school class for children. They are so smart and eager to learn. They have lots of questions. They love the Savior and the scriptures, They already are making choices that will lead them down happy paths. Some day I'll be asked to do something different. I'll be ready!