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Hi I'm Sharon

I am a wife, a mother, a type1 diabetic, I love playing sports, and I have worked in Mining for over 15 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California, raised in AZ, worked in New Mexico, and now live in Colorado. I obtained my degree in Elementary Education; however ended up working in the mining industry temporarily because the small mining town I moved to after marrying my husband didn't have a lot of teacher openings. That was over 15 years ago and I have truly loved working in an industry that my father and grandfather both worked in. I am currently a Global IT Director for a fortune 500 mining company based out of Colorado. I am a wife of 16 years and a mother to three very energetic children :). My husband is a stay at home dad and at 6'5, he stands out at most PTA meetings. He keeps our home and our family in order and together with our faith we make our non conventional family work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith and gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel through various experiences throughout my life. I am not perfect and the understanding that the Lord prepared a way for us to have free agency and if we make mistakes and truly repent, we can be forgiven and return to live with him someday, is remarkable. At various times in my life I have wondered where I would be without the church in my life and each time I ponder this, I am always in a much better place. Being mormon has given my life focus, meaning, and direction that otherwise would not have been there. The church has a strong focus on family and service. These are things that I love and have a passion for as well. I lost my father when I was 11 years old in an unexpected accident at our home. My mother was forced to raise six children on her own and the church and members of the ward family were there for us on several occasions to ensure we had what we needed. Knowing that I will see my father again and that, because my parents were married and sealed together for time and all eternity in the holy temple, that our family will be together after this life has ended, is something that has always given me hope and the ability to weather difficult trials.

How I live my faith

I have served in various positions within the church, from the Young Women's program, the Primary (young children) and now the Women's organization; however I think the main way I live my faith is by example. I try, to the best of my ability, live my life every day by the principles taught within the church. I am honest in my business and personal interactions, I hold myself to high ethical standards, I give my best effort in everything I pursue, I TRY to balance my work and personal life so I provide enough time to be successful in both, and I continuously look for opportunities to serve others while humbly respecting and accepting the service of others.

Are Mormons Christians?

Sharon
Absolutely. I think this question comes up a lot and for members or folks learning of the church it is a question that we want to answer with... Isn't it obvious?? But if I think about it from an external perspective, I think that perhaps folks get the wrong impression of who Joseph Smith is to the Mormon Church and what the Book of Mormon is. The Mormon church is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe he is our Redeemer and the Savior of the world. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and was instrumental in restoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the earth. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ that complements, not replaces, the Bible. Our church is called, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" because Christ, the Son of God, is central to our beliefs. Show more Show less