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Hi I'm Shannon

I am student. I am farmer's daughter. I am a car roll over survivor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love school and I enjoy classes. I have a great hunger to learn and grow. I am slowly, but surely working towards applying for a Masters program in Marriage and Family Therapy. I believe family is the most important relationship we can foster outside of our relationship with Christ and with our Heavenly Father. I am currently attending Brigham Young University. I like living in Provo, but I miss being away from the crowds and enjoying the quiet of the country. I was in a car roll over with my sister 5 years ago and it changed my life forever. I broke my back and because of the Priesthood blessings and the gifted surgeon I can walk. I am also a returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I served in Michigan. I love the people I served. Right now I am doing my best to try new things and take a part in the world around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have had witnesses for myself that this Gospel is real and true, I grew up in a home where the Gospel is very important and we were taught it. When I left for college I had to exercise for myself faith in my parent's testimony's and develop a testimony of my own. In a close and personal way Heavenly Father helped me through my first year of college. Later that year my sister and I were in a car wreck and it shattered my world. The Lord knows who I am and what I can handle, the experience was a trial of my faith, to trust my Heavenly Father knows what is best for me. I learned to build my relationship with my Father in Heaven through prayer. I had to turn to Him in my time of need. From there I have built an even stronger foundation in the importance of this Gospel. As I served as a missionary I saw hope come into the lives of those who were lost. I know it was through the still small voice of the Spirit hearts were touched and changed. I cannot ever see my life without the hope the Gospel brings to me. I know that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and that it is teaching me so much about the Atonement. I know my Savior lives.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving others and my best to spread the Tidings of Great Joy. If there is anyone in need I am there to serve. I do my best to keep the covenants I made at baptism. It is never easy, but I know it is worth it. Mostly I hope when people interact with me they know I have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it is reflected in my actions. I know that my faith and my identity are apart of each other I would not be myself without my faith.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Shannon
Family is important in this life because it was important in the Premortal life. We believe we lived with a loving Heavenly Father before we came to this earth. We believe that He is literally our Father. He gave us an opportunity to come to earth in family units. Being apart of a family gives us glimpses of what our Eternal will be like. No family is perfect, but we can still learn from each other. I know it is a goal and a desire that my family of origin and one day my future family will be able to live together with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Families are a beautiful gift and responsibility. Show more Show less