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Hi I'm Sheila

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of five children (3 girls and 2 boys). We have 15 grandchildren. One was adopted out to a wonderful LDS family when he was 14 months old and one was called home to Heavenly Father when he was 11 1/2 weeks old. Both times I felt that I had lost my heart, but Heavenly Father sent the Holy Ghost to help me through this. I was married almost 38 years when my husband was called home suddenly. The grief one suffers through loss of a child (or grandchild) or spouse can only be imagined unless you have gone through it. My faith has helped me through the many trials of my life. I remained faithful and was blessed to meet and marry another wonderful man to share the remainder of my earthly life. Some people search the world for that one true love and I have found two! I am a licensed insurance agent and until recently was also a Realtor. I love to teach. . . .I love music. . . . .I love genealogy. I love that families are forever. . . .

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel by missionaries who came to our home in Waycross, Georgia; Elder Steele and Elder Boise. My mother and I knew without a doubt that what the missionaries were sharing with us was from our Heavenly Father. I had the privilege of getting baptized the same day as my Mother. I was assigned to give a 5 minute talk on faith. I had never done anything like this before. I studied the scriptures and prayed and prayed. When the time came I gave my talk with confidence and felt the Holy Ghost calm me and the spirit was so abundant and so strong. I shall never forget the way I felt that day. The Holy Ghost bore witness to my heart and soul on this beautiful Spring day of March 25, 1961, that this was the true word of God. No matter what trials have come my way (and there have been many), I cannot deny the truthfulness of the gospel. Our Heavenly Father loves me and He loves you. He has given us a glorious plan to help us find our way back to him. Part of this plan is the truth that Families are Forever. We can return to our Heavenly Father with our eternal families. What a beautiful concept. He sent his Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to redeem us. He atoned for our sins and made it possible for us to repent and be forgiven so we can be worthy to stand in the presence of our Heavenly Father. We can be re-united with our loved ones who have been called home before us. I love my Heavenly Father and I love Jesus Christ. I testify that they live!

How I live my faith

When I first wrote this I lead the music for Sacrament Meeting. The very first job I was assigned in the church was leading the music for Sunday School. I was 16 years old at the time. I was actually leading the music when my first husband first saw me. It was an experience he would relate all through his life. I am now the Ward Bulletin Specialist for the Fremont Hill Ward. In the past I have held several positions. I have been a Relief Society President twice, Relief Society teacher (Spiritual Living, Mother Education to be specific.) I have served as Secretary in Relief Society, Secretary in Primary, Counselor in Primary, Stake Primary Music Leader, Counselor in Relief Society (4 times), Young Women Counselor and teacher, and always been a visiting teacher since I was 18 years old. I strive to live by example. I think one of the best ways for people to understand about this wondeful gospel is for me to be a living example of it.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Sheila
It's the same way we can know anything is true: Pray to Heavenly Father and he will guide you with the help of the Holy Ghost to know if it is true. The purpose of the Holy Ghost is to testify truth to us. It is important that we listen once we have prayed in order to receive our answer. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Sheila
The Holy Ghost is a testifier of truth. Whenever we are seeking the truth, He is the one Heavenly Father has given us to testify the truth to us: in our mind and heart. . . .a thought that will come out of the blue or a direct acknowledgement of the truth that we are seeking Some people say that they have felt a burning within their bosom when the Holy Ghost testifies the truth to them. I have never felt this, however. . . . I have felt the warmth spreading throughout my body as the Holy Ghost testifies the truth to me I have felt the hair stand up on the back of my neck when He testifies the truth me I have felt endless tears come to my eyes when He testifies the truth to me Show more Show less