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Hi I'm Shannon

I'm a mom, avid reader, wannabe author, crazy crocheter, novice gardener, modern day pioneer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 42 years old and have one of the best jobs ever. I'm a mom. It's tiring and frustrating at times, and the hours are long, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I live in Rhodes Greece with my husband and our son, but I'm originally from Colorado. I'm the only member of the Church on the island and because of that, there isn't a regular church service every Sunday. A couple of times a year, a member of the Athens Mission Presidency flies to Rhodes and we get to have a church meeting in our home. I'm reminded of how it must have been when the Church was first organized during the Prophet Joseph Smith's day when membership was limited. It has also given me an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the tokens of the Sacrament that I so rarely get to take. Being without the Church is difficult at times, but I know that Heavenly Father has blessed me in many ways - more ways than I'm aware of, I'm sure. I've had to rely heavily on Him and because of this, and the unique circumstances that I find myself in, I've felt my faith and knowledge of the Gospel increase, as well as my desire to tell everyone about the joy that can be found in embracing the Gospel. I love learning and so I'm constantly reading and searching for knowledge whether it's through books or over the internet. I'm also pretty crafty and love to work with my hands.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon but it wasn't until I was older that I really gained my own testimony about the Gospel. There were times that I questioned my beliefs and what I had been taught, but I soon learned through sometimes very painful life experiences, that I was searching for something I already had. The truth. Why am I a Mormon? Because I know that this is Christ's restored church and that He is the head of it. I know that God has a plan and a purpose for all His children and that He would never leave us on our own to struggle through this life without His divine help. This brings me a great sense of peace and helps me through difficult times.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I try to set a good example for others around me by being consistent in my beliefs. I try to keep the commandments and honor the covenants that I made at baptism and in the temple. I read the scriptures, pray and look for opportunities to be of service to someone every day, whether it's being of service to my family, friends or community.