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Hi I'm Shellie

I'm a wife & a mother of 4 sons. I love to travel, wakeboard, ride quads, skydive & try new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up UT, AZ & ID. My family seemed constantly on the move making me always the 'new girl', a title that sometimes got annoying. I was quite shy as a child so continually having to make new friends was difficult for me but through it all I learned many things about who I was and who I wanted to become and the many similarities and insecurities all people seem to share. After high school I attended BYU where I recieved the opportunity to travel for a semester to the Holy Land and got my first real taste of travel, a love which has continued with me ever since. Shortly after I married a wonderful man from AZ and we've lived in the sun ever since. Together we've been blessed with four sons whom we love dearly and are a great joy to our lives. As a family we believe in working hard and playing hard. We've spent our play/vacation time boating on the lakes in the Phoenix valley and Lake Powell; camping in the beautiful White Mountains and desert of AZ, and the dunes in Southern CA in all of which we've enjoyed riding quads, dirt bikes & buggies and made many great memories and survived with only a few broken bones. We've been able to travel to many parts of the world and have hopes of seeing much more in the future. I love reading, spending time with family, service in the church, and scrapbooking our travels-a hobbie which continues to change as technology advances.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints to wonderful parents who came from a long ancestry of faith since the early days of the Church. As a child I loved my parents and grew on their faith, however at the young age of 12, while attending a meeting for young women, I felt the Holy Ghost bear such a powerful witness to the truth of what was being taught that I never since have been able to deny it. That testimony, given to me while still a child, has continued to be strengthened by many witnesses from the spirit time and time again throughout my life. I have felt the Lord's guidance, protection & help continually which has gotten me through many times of great trial. At my times of greatest despair I have learned that the Lord has never left me alone and that though we have many trials given to us to grow from in our lives, He knows and loves each of us individually and will help us through our difficulties if we will but let Him. I know without any doubt that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that this is His true church set up upon the earth in these latter days in preparation of His second coming. I have read the Book of Mormon many times throughout my life and know it to be true and a second witness of Jesus Christ to go hand in hand with the Bible. Every time I read the Book of Mormon I am strengthened in my commitment to follow Jesus Christ, to repent of my weaknesses, and to love my family, my neighbors and all of God's children. In the Book of Alma Chapter 32 of the Book of Mormon, Alma, a prophet who lived about 100 years before the birth of Christ, taught the people of his day how to know if something is good and true. He said to plant the seed within your heart and if it is a good seed it will begin to grow and as it grows it will bear fruit and if that fruit is good you will know the seed was good. I have done so and know it to be good. Why am I am Mormon? It's who I am! I love the restored gospel with all my heart.

How I live my faith

I  strive to live my faith by following the teachings of our Savior the best I can. I study His life and teachings in the scriptures on a daily basis on my own and with my family, and with my husband, teach our sons who they are and to live their lives according to the principles of the Gospel. I have spent my life serving in our church in leadership positions amoung the women and young women and in teaching the gospel. I also strive to seek out ways to be aware of and serve my neighbors and help out in my kids schools.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, Mormons do believe the Bible to be Holy Scripture and the word of God. We believe the Book of Mormon is a second witness to the Bible that Jesus Christ is the Savior and God of this world. While in high school I had the opportunity to take four years of seminary, a religious class to more deeply teach us the Holy Scriptures. Two of those years were devoted to the Bible, one year for the Old Testament and another for the New Testament. Though I loved the New Testament, I had much more difficulty understanding & being interested in the Old Testament. That was, in part, a reason I wanted to study in Israel while in college. I knew the Lord often quoted from the Old Testament in His teachings & wanted to gain a better understanding and appreciation for that set of scripture. While living in Jerusalem & traveling to Mount Carmel, Bethel, Ai and so many other places of the Old Testament and learning not just about the ancient prophets teachings but the culture of their time as well, I did come to truly love the Old Testament. I have since sought out the opportunity to teach the Old Testament in our church, especially to the youth that they too might realize how much there is to gain from it & love it as well as all the scripture we've been given. Show more Show less