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Hi I'm Cheryl

I'm a single mom. I am divorced. I have a Master of Accountancy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a divorced, single mom of two children, ages 11 and 9. I recently earned my master's degree in accounting. My hobbies include reading, hiking, playing piano, dancing, and playing with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a Mormon because my family is Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have gained a testimony of my own that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught in the Mormon church, is true. Before I started dating my ex-husband, he was not a Mormon. We were really good friends so he and I spent many hours talking. We frequently discussed religion: what we each believed in, and questioned each other about different things. It was at this time that my testimony really solidified. This was the first time I honestly questioned what I believed and wondered if what I had been raised to believe was really true. By seeking answers to his and my questions through studying the scriptures--both the Bible and the Book of Mormon--and praying to my Heavenly Father, I came to know for myself that the teachings of The Church were indeed true. My faith helps me get through the rough patches in life. It is my anchor and my rock when things get difficult. I'm not perfect and there are plenty of times I forget to call upon my Heavenly Father, but I know that He will always be there for me to lend me His strength when my own is not sufficient. He is constantly there for me, as long as I am humble and seek Him. He was there for me during my unhappy marriage. He blessed me with peace and happiness during my divorce. And in school, he blessed me with a clear mind and the ability to retain and recollect my lessons while I earned my masters degree as a single mom.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every week were I fellowship with other members. Every once in a while I have the opportunity to share my musical talents by substituting for the ward organist during our Sunday services. The rest of the week, I do my best to live the standards of the gospel by being kind and friendly to those I encounter, following the health code, dressing modestly, and trying to be a good example. Each day, my children and I say morning and evening prayer and read the scriptures.