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Hi I'm Shelli

I'm a wife, mother, sister and friend. I'm grateful to know I'm also a daughter of God and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my amazing (I must include PATIENT) husband for 26 years. I have to admit that when I was younger I didn't really like kids and planned on adopting boys when they were eighteen and then sending them on missions when they were nineteen. Fortunately, I grew up a little bit and I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. I love being a mom and taking care of my family. My husband and I both come from large families and we have so much fun when we are all together. I enjoy cooking, reading, and riding my bike. I love to travel with my family and see new places. Our family also loves camping, riding ATV's, going to the beach and riding roller coasters.

Why I am a Mormon

I have never been anything but a Mormon and I'm grateful. From the time I was a little girl I have known that "I am a child of God". Those six little words have given me strength throughout my life. My parents both had a deep and abiding love for our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. They didn't just teach the gospel in our home, they lived it each and everyday. I grew up in a happy home with parents who loved each other, and each of their children unconditionally and I know that it is because our home was centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our family is a typical crazy family, but the gospel helps us to focus on things that are going to bring us true happiness in our life. My testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ gives me joy, comfort and peace in my life. We have had a few challenges in our life, but my testimony of the enabling power of the atonement helps me when times are tough. I'm grateful to know that I have a loving Father in Heaven who is watching over me and that he loves me and that he is aware of my needs. One of the greatest blessings of my membership in this church is the companionship of the Holy Ghost. The Spirit testifies of Jesus Christ, comforts me when I am in need, gives me guidance and direction in my life, and it also prompts me to take action by serving others. I'm grateful for my Savior who made it possible to live with him and those I love if I am true to the principles of His gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to show my gratitude to my Heavenly Father by serving faithfully in whatever he asks me to do. This means that at times I have served in Cub Scouts with mischievous 8 year old boys, spent a week camping with hundreds of young women (yes, I said hundreds), and tried to teach young adults how to properly cut up a chicken when I wasn't even sure how to do it myself! Most of the time I have been blessed to teach the youth and it gives me the opportunity to study the scriptures, ponder, pray and seek the Spirit so that I can teach them gospel principles that will strengthen their testimonies and bring them closer to the Savior. Sometimes the things that I'm asked to do take me out of my comfort zone, but they also help me to rely on the Lord for His guidance and direction to fulfill whatever stewardship I am given. I'm currently serving as a teacher and adviser to young women who are 16-18. These are beautiful daughters of God who fill their lives with good things; scripture study, prayer, temple attendance, school assignments, music, dance, and sports to name a few. It is a blessing and a privilege to serve them. I'm humbled that the Lord trusts me to teach his children.