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Hi I'm Shelly

I grew up in southern Alberta. I am currently going to college majoring in Deaf Studies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I, now, come from a large blended family of 12 children. I grew up in rural Alberta at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains with my five siblings. I am currently in my final year of college majoring in Deaf Studies. I know American Sign Language and a dialect of ASL called Ghanaian Sign Language. I learned GSL working in a school for the Deaf in Ghana, West Africa. I have spent two summers there and love to teach God's beautiful African children. When I graduate I am planning to continue my education and receive a Masters degree in Early Intervention and Preschool for the Deaf. I enjoy reading, yoga, country dancing, singing, cooking and spending time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It makes me happy. It made me who I am today. I know that the Lord has a plan for me, a plan that is bigger and better than my own. My life is not what I had it all planned out to be. But I know that when I trust in the Lord and my Savior everything will work out perfectly. I have read the Book of Mormon many times; I know that it is true and from God. Joseph Smith saw God that Father and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was later given the Book of Mormon to translate. I am so grateful for his faith and perseverance that helped bring forth the gospel of Jesus Christ in this dispensation. I know that my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, loves me and gave his life for my sins. I know that without his atonement there would not have been a resurrection. Without that great gift my life would be worthless. Also, I know that President Thomas S. Monson is called of God to be His prophet and mouthpiece. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have of the Plan of Salvation and hope and assurance it gives me that I can live with my family members and Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

Not only to I believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, I live it. I love it. I live for it. I try to be kind and loving to everyone. I honestly try to give people the benefit of the doubt and refrain from gossip and hurtful comments. In my ward or congregation I work as the Temple Coordinator. I am able to organize times that members of the ward are able to meet together and visit the temple of the Lord.