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Hi I'm Shelby

I am a sophomore at Brigham Young University. I am majoring in family and consumer science education. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm a sophomore at Brigham Young University studying Family and Consumer Science Education. I recently decided to put my education on hold and serve the Lord for a period of 18 months. I am going to be a missionary in the Florida Tampa Mission starting in August 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church my entire life. I have always felt that this church is true and believe its teaching whole-heartedly. I believe that I have a loving Heavenly Father and I believe in Jesus Christ, who is my Savior. I know they are watching over me and when I pray I can feel them there. I have many strong experiences with faith and prayer and those only reinforce my faith that they are listening and ready to help me. The Lord hears me and he knows what I need. He is willing to give us the things we need as long as we have faith and are willing to ask.

How I live my faith

Brigham Young University is a college that a lot of LDS students attend. I am enrolled in religion classes each semester that include studies of the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible. Because I love my Savior and want to serve Him, I have decided to go on a mission and to share His gospel with others. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to serving others and becoming closer to my Savior as I dedicate 18 months to Him.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

In the Church young men are strongly encouraged to serve a mission and young women are also encouraged to go forth and serve the Lord. Missionaries tend to begin their service at the ages of 18 or 19 and leave to serve the Lord for a period of 18-24 months. We believe that serving a mission is a privilege given to worthy members of the church to serve the Lord and to share the gospel that we so love. Retired couples, men, and women also can serve missions. As an elder or a sister leaves on a mission, he or she becomes a representative of the church and have the opportunity to serve many people from around the world. Show more Show less