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Hi I'm Sherri

I'm a lover of good books. I'm a family history addict. I'm a mother of two. I'm living with cystic fibrosis. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with two sisters in a small Idaho town. I spent summers working on 4-H projects for the county fair and camping and fishing with my family. Consequently, I am a great fisherman who is not afraid to bait a hook or clean a fish. I married my college sweetheart and we had one son. I've loved being a stay-at-home mom. Twenty-one years later, while this son was serving his mission, we adopted a 15 year old girl from foster care. Its been a challenging five years but we are learning and growing together. Now I spend a great deal of my time trying to stay as healthy as I can with cystic fibrosis. Growing older with a chronic disease is becoming more of a challenge but I am trying to stay strong and meet these challenges with faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church--it is just a part of who I am. I've always felt that the gospel is simply beautiful and true. Thankfully, believing in God, the Eternal Father, and in His son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost has always come naturally to me. I have a great love for Them. Having the church built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ with prophets and apostles like the church in ancient times also helps me to see its truthfulness. Additionally, having another witness of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, only adds to a more full picture of God's plan for our lives. I feel very blessed to be a member of His church.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has allowed me to serve in many different ways. I have worked with the young children as a leader and teacher and also with the teenage girls as a leader. I enjoy visiting ladies in my ward as part of the visiting teaching program. For seven years I worked with local birth mothers as they worked their way through the difficult decision of single parenting or adoption placement. It was a wonderful experience working with these amazing girls. Because of my love of family history, I joined our local Genealogical Society where I volunteer as the newsletter publisher for the group. I also volunteer as an indexer for Family Search helping to bring the 1885 Colorado State census online for others to use in their family research. I strive to live my life so that people who may not even know me would recognize that I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ.