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Hi I'm Shannon

I'm a history loving, small town girl from Utah living who moved to the city in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small Utah town. We lived out in the fields on a farm. I had a wonderful childhood. After I got my bachelors degree in History, I married my sweetheart and moved to Phoenix. What a big change from the town I grew up in!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to goodly parents and have a wonderful Latter Day Saint heritage. I have ancestors who joined the church in the 1800's and moved to join the gathering saints in Utah. They even helped settle some towns. I grew up in the church and have always felt it was true. There is so much good that comes from being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know where I've come from, why I am here, and where I'm going. The gospel brings me such peace. This came full force to me when my father died in a work related accident when I was just 21. My younger siblings and very tired mother were depending on me. I knew at the time it was hard, and I was heartbroken. But I was not alone. My family and I were surrounded by feelings of comfort and peace. We look back and ask ourselves how we ever overcame such challenges. I know that we didn't face our challenges alone. I know we have a loving Father in Heaven who has provided a Savior for us so that we can can return to live with Him. I know families can be together forever. And I know I will see me Dad someday if I keep the covenants I have made with the Lord.

How I live my faith

I love being involved in my local congregation (we call them wards). Currently I have the opportunity to teach a small group of 9 year olds every Sunday in sunday school. I learn much more than I can pass on to my class, and I learn from them. We have so much fun. I also am a visiting teacher. I have a companion and we visit two ladies in our ward every month. We become friends, and help and strengthen each other. Women need women, and the church provides this for us. As members of the church we are asked to donate our time and talents to help each other out. It may seem like a burden at first glance, but you always receive more than you give. It is such a blessing to serve.