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Hi I'm Sherie

I was born in Indiana but moved to Mesa, Arizona over 30 years ago with my husband, Gunnar. We joined the church together.

About Me

I have been a widow for 20 years. I am a mother to 4 married daughters and a grandmother to 16 (9 girls and 7 boys) I am the administrator and teacher at a charter Montessori elementary school. I received my bachelors degree from Indiana University in 1969 and my master's degree from Loyola of Maryland in 2005 when I was 57 years old. I like to travel, especially taking road trips in the USA. I have been in 40 of the fifty states. My dream-come-true would to be drive a motor home and take my grandchildren around the country to show them some of Heavenly Father's beautiful creations. I have traveled to Canada, Mexico, and England and I would like to go to Italy, the Netherlands, and Belize.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I were so blessed to accept the Gospel together when we were 29 years old. We were baptized on the same day. We joined the church because we knew that what we were told was true by praying and receiving a confirmation from the Holy Ghost. One year after we were baptized, we were sealed together in the Arizona Temple. Fourteen years later my husband passed away, leaving me with our four precious daughters to raise. Although we have missed him, what a great blessing and comfort to know that, even though he has passed away, that we will be together forever. I know I will see my husband again and that we can be together with our family eternally. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has always guided me daily and given me joy. Joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the single most important decision I ever made in my life.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others. My own father was an example of serving others as I grew up in a small town in Indiana. He was a realtor and I saw him help young couples get their first home. He helped clean up the aftermath of a tornado, worked with the American Legion, and was always helping the homeless and down trodden. So when I saw how the Mormon Church emphasized service, it was a perfect fit for me. I get to help neighbors and friends when they have special needs. I am able to help with the church welfare program. And now I have my own charter school and I get to serve children, parents, and staff daily to help them with learning difficulties, supporting them with family and relationship problems, and providing employment, benefits and professional growth. And I am blessed to be able to serve my family by cooking for them, tending grandchildren, and being a good example to them of love and support by continuing to attend their activities. The Gospel of Jesus Christ affects all my decisions and how I see others. It helps me to always look for ways to help and serve and to realize the importance of making time to do it. The Church helps me to follow the Savior's example of service and love and to see others as His children and part of His family here on earth. In the Book of Mormon, in Mosiah 2:17, it says: "I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." I often pray that I can make a difference for good in my own little corner of the world. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe, helps me to do just that.