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Hi I'm Shauna

I was born in Utah and moved to GA when I was eight. I am a jack of all trades, a stay at home mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a tom boy and took industrial arts in high school. I have built a clock, a stool, and chess board. I have had various jobs like Arbys and later worked in the Kroger Bakery, where I became a cake decorator. I have had office jobs too in the swimming pool industry. I started college later than most and worked 40 hours a week and attended night classes. I quit college when I was pregnant with my first child, a son, who is now 5. I also have a daughter who is now 2. I went back to college earlier this year and finished my degree in Accounting. Which wouldn't have been possible without Heavenly Father and my close friends. I continue to stay at home with my children teaching, learning, and playing with them! I have a wonderful husband who is half Hawaiian. He works hard and we enjoy the precious time that we have together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and after we moved to GA my family decided to stop going to church. My parents divorced when I was 11. I have not obeyed all of the commandments from our Heavenly Father and lived a dark suicidal life. It wasn't until I was 29 and pregnant that I decided to go back to church. I have always told myself that if I have children I would need the church to help me to teach them the morals and values that I was taught at a young age. The day I was going to go back to church is the day that my son was born. I ended up waiting six more weeks before I could go to church since my son was four weeks early. My purpose of going to church was for my son. I had no idea how it was going to effect and bless my life the whole world over. I love the friends that I have made and have found that the Lord continues to bless me as I continue to obey and keep His commandments.

How I live my faith

I live by the gospel standards every day, because I know that the Lord has a plan for me and will bless me. Besides I already tried living without Him and it got me nowhere fast! I have found through my own experiences that I can be happy and less stressed by living the gospel and keeping His commandments. After my first year I was called to help with the young women program. It is a program that the girls work on to help them strengthen their testimony of Jesus Christ and helps them to obey the commandments. It requires many hours of service, scripture study, and self evaluation. This helps them to Know our Heavenly Father and teaches them that we have a Divine destiny. In this program I progressed the most by also doing the same program with these wonderful young ladies. My testimony of Jesus Christ grew more in that year alone than any other time. I have learned that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love each and every one of us more that we could ever imagine. And if we follow His will then we can have peace and happiness in our lives. When I was released from this calling I was asked to help in the nursery which has children from age 18-36 months. The nursery increased my faith and testimony even more. Through watching these children, there is no doubt that we came from a loving Heavenly Father. And even though we have forgotten what we once knew before our lifetime here, the children know where they came from and they already know who Jesus Christ is. They already know how to love one another and share. As they get older the forgetfulness kicks in and we are to teach and remind them the truth of all things. My husband is not a member, but I have faith that I can be an example to him and everyone around me so that they can see that by living the gospel they too can be happy and have peace.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

I am a Mormon and I believe that life is a trial, that we were told that we are going to make mistakes. From those mistakes we will learn and grow. We are born inexperienced and certainly not perfect. But when we are done, when we gain our experiences we become closer to being perfect, and when we die we know that we have become, indeed perfect: the way that Heavenly Father intended us to be; when we can finally return home. Show more Show less