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Hi I'm Cheree

I love reading, cooking, being outdoors and spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the 4th of 6 children. I spent most of my time growing up hanging out with my friends and drawing. I went to school in Utah and graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems. I served an LDS mission in Illinois and was married after I came home. I worked as a web developer until my 2nd oldest was a year old. At that point, juggling work and 2 small children wasn't what I wanted, so I quit my job to be a mother full time. I haven't looked back.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandfather was the first in my family to be converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Missionaries met with him and his family for 2 years before they were baptized. My grandpa was an avid reader and read everything he could get his hands on. In his own words, when referring to whether or not he should be baptized, he said, "I'll be damned if I don't." My grandma died when I was 2 years old and after that my grandpa moved in with my family. I have strong memories of my grandpa sharing his testimony of the gospel with me until he passed away when I was a young adult. Because of his testimony, I wanted to know for myself if it was true. I have read the Book of Mormon countless times. The first time I read it I put Moroni's promise (found in Moroni 10:3-5) to the test and prayed to know if it was true. I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. The knowledge of this gospel has given me an understanding of my purpose. This is why I'm a Mormon...because I know it is true.

How I live my faith

Currently, I volunteer at my children's school in their classroom once a week. Additionally, I visit 3 women in our congregation once a month to check on how they're doing and to share a gospel message with them. We help each other out. One of the women I visit is a single mom of 3 and I help take her daughter to school every day. Additionally, I team teach with my husband the 13-14 year old youth at church. I do my best to teach my children the gospel at home. My husband travels frequently which leaves a lot of the teaching up to me. I involve my children with opportunities to take meals to friends and neighbors in need. They help me prepare dinners and visit those who are sick. We also study the scriptures as a family to help my children learn the teachings of Jesus Christ. I teach my children to say their morning and night prayers and we have family prayer every morning and night. We make cards for family members who are struggling with cancer and mail it to them when we can't visit. We try to help cheer those around us.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

When we die...our physical bodies are separated from our spirits. Our physical bodies die, but our spirit continues living. It goes on the the spirit world where we will continue to learn and progress. There in the spirit world, we will reunite with loved ones. I lost my brother-in-law to cancer a year and a half ago. At his funeral, a friend shared the following Parable of Immortality from Henry Van Dyke: "I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' "Gone where? Gone from my sight ... that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' there are other eyes watching her coming and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts 'Here she comes!" One day, our spirits and bodies will be reunited, or resurrected. This was made possible by our Savior, Jesus Christ. It brings me great joy to know that I can be with my family again after death because of Him. Show more Show less