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Hi I'm Sherilan

I'm an army wife. I'm an outdoor lover. I'm a mother. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah and was always an active LDS member thanks to wonderful parents. Great friends lived my standards by my side and life was happy. As a young adult I became a biking and hiking enthusiast and loved my years in college. I served a mission for my church before earning a bachelor's degree at Utah State University. I met my husband after beginning work in my field. We continued, as a couple, in a tradition of hiking and biking and loved spending time together. Shortly after we married, however, he deployed to Iraq to fight in "Operation Iraqi Freedom". This was a lonely time for me, but many blessings came to me during this time including involved service in the church's children's organization. A few years after my husband got home we were able to have our sweet daughter. My husband joined the ROTC and graduated with his degree in nursing. Now we serve active duty in the beautiful state of Washington. Soon after arriving in WA we had a little boy! Now, we are hoping to grow our family through the miracle of adoption. I thank my Father in Heaven for my family and for filling my life with blessings!

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was young, and more so as I matured, I could see the standards I was taught in my family and in my church would allow me to keep a closer relationship to my Heavenly Father and Savior and keep me happy and free from many great heartaches in a world whose standards had been corroding for decades. These are some reasons I continue in the faith of my childhood: 1- Living the way I've been taught has led to a good happy life. Experience in this world has shown me that holding to the teachings of Jesus Christ allows a more stable, happy life. 2- My Father in Heaven has given me everything I have in this beautiful world and I owe it to Him to live my life as well as I know how. 3- I know there's a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, to lead and guide Heavenly Father's children on this earth. I believe with all my heart that following the prophet is following the teachings of our Savior and will allow us to stay safe in a troubled world. (See Amos 3:7) 4- I love the Book of Mormon and know it is scripture. Ancient prophets wrote their peoples' dealings with God just as the Bible was written. I have read the Book of Mormon practically everyday since I was a youth. The Book of Mormon has filled my life with a knowledge of Jesus Christ and helped me create a relationship with Him. 5- I have been blessed with a knowledge through the Spirit that this is Christ's church restored upon the earth.

How I live my faith

I believe my most important callings in life are that of wife and mother. Though it's a slow process, I'm trying to learn to emulate the attributes of the Savior in my relationship with my husband and children. I feel the most important thing that I & my husband can do is to teach our children the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them live it. It is extremely fulfilling to watch my children begin to understand the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray that their faith and love of the Savior may increase as they grow and they will trust Jesus Christ with their life. One way we strive to teach them this is to set aside Monday night to teach the gospel and sing gospel songs. We also read in the scriptures and pray as a family each night. I try to live my faith by serving others. I have enjoyed serving in the children's organization teaching children and also serving in the women's organization teaching women as well as blessing the lives of women and their families in various ways according to the responsibility given me. Even as a single young adult I was given opportunities to serve other young adults through my church callings such as teaching on Sundays and organizing activites. I am learning the value of being a visiting teacher. A visiting teacher visits with assigned women in the ward and makes sure everything is ok with them. I hope as I mature I will increase in my capacity to live my faith more fully.