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Hi I'm Sharla

I am married and have two children. I enjoy genealogy, volleyball and ping pong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a stay-at-home mom with two kids, a four-year-old and a two-year-old. I am learning patience everyday. I am married to my best friend. After graduating from high school, I attended college and then took a break to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for eighteen months. Upon returning home after the mission, I went back to college and finished my bachelor's degree in English Lliterature. Then I entered the work force and after a few years decided to go back and obtain a master's degree in Education. I taught seventh grade English for four years and then quit to stay home with our first child. My hobbies and interests are spending time with my family, playing volleyball and working on genealogy. I also have been learning and utilizing Montessori concepts in preschool for my oldest child.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, and my parents and siblings are still active. My in-laws are members as well and active. The church, the gospel is a way of life for me and my family. And I am teaching my children about the gospel as well. My life hasn't been perfect. I have had my ups and downs. It is because of my belief, my testimony of Christ that has helped me through it all. Christ and the Atonement helps me every day and will help me in the future. This is what I want to pass on to my children, my family, my friends, my community. Because of Christ, I can be happy and I can find hope everyday.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by serving others. Everyday I have the opportunity to take care of my two little ones. This seems to take most of my time right now. In my ward I have the opportunity to visit with three women in my ward each month. The purpose is to basically see to their physical and spiritual needs. Do they need food or some help watching their children. We have a brief spiritual message to help buoy them up. And most importantly, we listen and love them. I also have the opportunity to teach a women's class once a month on Sunday. This gives me the opportunity to learn and share my testimony of different gospel principles. I also enjoy working on my family history/genealogy and help support the church indexing program. When I do these things, it makes me happy.