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Hi I'm Sheena

I grew up a military child in various places. I became a Mormon at 27, making the best decision of my life. I have been blessed.

About Me

I have been married for 41 years to the Love of my life. We were sealed for Time and All Eternity in the Mesa, Arizona Temple in 1978, a year after becoming members. I have 6 children and many grandchildren and I'm not sure if there will be more coming or not. After my youngest graduated from high school I went back to college and spent three years getting a K8 teaching degree and certification. I work as a substitute teacher for all levels K12, because that works the best with all of my family. My family comes first, after Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the military base churches wherever my dad was stationed. Sometimes I would go alone as a teenager and enjoyed the fellowship and feelings I had while in the midst of followers of Christ. My husband and I were introduced to the LDS church by good friends just before we divorced. We had three children at the time. I was lost in my feelings of sadness and searched the Holy Bible for answers to questions I needed answering. I then decided to take the missionary discussions as I knew the church was family oriented. From the first lesson, I felt the Savior standing right beside me. I knew his love for me and my children. I began praying continually for guidance and peace and calm in the storm of my life. I knew the Gospel provided me with the answers I was seeking. As I read the Book of Mormon and pondered and prayed, I felt uplifted in spirit and could go further. Five and 1/2 months after we separated and were divorced, my husband and I were reunited in marriage. We began the rebuilding of our family, my husband took the missionary discussions and then we were baptized. We felt our Heavenly Fathers love for us and were sealed for time and eternity a year later. It has been the greatest blessing of my life. I know my Savior lives. I know my Heavenly Father Loves me and wants me to be happy. I know without doubt that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of the Lord and restored the gospel to the earth for all mankind. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the current Prophet in these Latter-days and reveals all the Lord wants us to know to help us return to him. As I read the Holy Scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I feel assured of the Plan of Salvation going forth and pray to be worthy of my many blessings. I pray I am fulfilling my mission on earth as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and returning to live with Father in Heaven and all of my ancestors and family in the Celestial Kingdom.

How I live my faith

I participate in my community best by being an example while substitute teaching all grade levels. Most of the youth and school staffs know me as we have lived in this community for 24 years and all my own children graduated from the high school. I worked for 16 years as an educational assistant before getting my degree. Students tell other students about me and will caution them when their behavior is not permitted around me. I am greeted by students in the community at the stores and many introduce me to their parents or friends. I am a Sunday School teacher and substitute for other church classes as needed. I am also a visiting teacher. I have taught early morning Seminary classes for our ward, been a Primary teacher and counselor, a ward girls camp director, Stake camp arts and craft leader, Cub Scout den mother and eleven year old scout leader. I was also the Young Womens President and an adviser for the 12 to 18 year old young women and 8-11 year old girl's activity director assistant and a ward Activity Director. I know I need to be a representative of the Lord at all times and places and so am constantly aware of my position as an example to all I come in contact with. I am not afraid to say I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or a Mormon when asked what religion I am. I am a Christian in every sense of the word and will not deny my Faith. I work as an Ordinance Worker at the Temple every Saturday evening and Love being in the presence of so many Saints. I tell people why I do not do other things on Saturday nights as I am serving my Heavenly Father. I also do not participate in activities outside the church or family on Sundays. I strive to follow the Gospel Principles and to be an example by my friendship to many.