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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Mormon. I am a Mom and a Grandma. I enjoy family history work and helping other people discover their own families.

About Me

I have been a stay at home Mom for many years, and am very thankful that I've been able to have that privilege. Our youngest 3 children were adopted from Russia, and that experience has been a great challenge as well as a blessing. We have grown to love the Russian people, and have a great respect for them and their culture. One of the things I love to do most is family history work, and particularly helping other people find their own ancestors. It is very exciting to be part of assisting someone in discovering who came before them. It helps them to understand who they really are.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Catholic Church and attended a Catholic school up until the age of 14. In high school I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by some friends. I noticed a major difference between these kids and the vast majority of kids around us. I was hesitant to meet with the missionaries at first; I didn't know what to expect. I would like to bear my testimony that the message that the missionaries brought to me rang true to my heart and soul. They explained the Plan of Salvation, and that we lived before we came to this earth as spirit children of our Father in Heaven. I knew that to be true as soon as I heard it. The Church contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The word "fullness" is what brings it all together for me. I am very thankful for the Gospel in my life and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

I guess I would say that the greatest way I live my faith is by trying to raise a good family. My mother taught us to pray, and would pray with us each night on the stairs up to our room. I am trying to follow her example and teach our children to be close to their Savior.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sharon
The sacred ordinance of baptism is essential to our salvation. The Savior was baptized to show us by example how important this ordinance is. In the New Testament we read of baptisms for the dead that were performed in the Savior's time. We believe that those who died without the ordinance of baptism can still have that work done for them by those of us that are here on earth. One of the things that brings me the greatest joy is finding my ancestors and making it possible for them to receive this blessing. These ancestors can choose to accept or decline what has been done for them, but I can testify that many times I have felt that doing this work for them has been accepted and they have been blessed because of it. Show more Show less