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Hi I'm Sherri

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of four, with one fantastic grandchild and one on the way. I live in the beautiful state of Montana, where we share 10 acres with a dog, a horse, lots of deer, wild turkeys, and the occasional errant moose or elk. Every day I look out my windows at majestic St. Mary's peak, the abundant pine trees and beautiful aspens. Montana is called Big Sky Country with good reason. I love living here! My husband and I own a hospice, through which we provide end-of-life care and support to members of our community and their families.

Why I am a Mormon

I LOVE being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love my Lord and Savior and am so grateful for the blessings of the atonement. Being a member of His church has brought me joy throughout my life. I know who I am, that my Father in Heaven loves me, and has provided this mortal experience so that I might learn the lessons, have the experiences and develop the faith I need to return to Him. My Savior has paid the price so that I can be forgiven of my sins, and has provided the perfect example, which I try to follow. I have been sealed in the temple to my husband and children, which means we can be together throughout the eternities. The covenants I made in the temple with the Lord provide the framework for my life. They provide meaning, higher purpose and hope. They offer the promise of eternal life and the promise of an eternity of joy with my family. Nothing in this life is more important to me than my family and my membership in the Lord's church. It is because I'm a Mormon that I am able to maintain perspective and to find meaning in the challenges of life. I know that my faith is grounded in the Lord and in his teachings. One of the great blessings of being a Mormon is the chance I have to learn from and to travel through life with other Latter-day Saints as we continue to learn together how to come unto Christ.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to teach and to serve in the Church. Currently, I teach the Gospel Doctrine class, which is the adult Sunday School class. What a challenge and blessing that has been! This year (2011) we are studying the New Testament together, and I have learned much more from my lesson preparation and study than I have been able to impart to my class. One of the things I love the most about being a Mormon is the opportunity to serve others and to be stretched and challenged in ways I never imagined I would be. I am not a gospel scholar, nor a scriptorian, and there are certainly others in the class who know far more than I do about the New Testament. I have not been professionally trained as a teacher, but I honestly and prayerfully seek to understand the scriptures as I study and prepare my weekly lessons. I have learned that when I humbly and earnestly prepare to teach, the influence of the Holy Spirit may be felt in the class, and the class members learn directly from the Spirit. In that way, I am both the teacher and the student.