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Hi I'm Shannon

I am a stay at home mom on one daughter and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Shannon- I married my best friend we met when I was 14 and I KNEW the was the "One"; together we beautiful daughter. I am a stay at home mom; I enjoy spending my days taking her on walks around the lakes near by, and having play dates with other moms and preparing my home for the spirit to reside. In my free time I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, archery, quading, and spending time with my family. When I am bored I bake and cook-- but I hate having the treats in my house (because I will eat them) so I take them to near by neighbors, friends, people I visiting teach, and family.

Why I am a Mormon

There many reasons why I am a Mormon- I am not very poetic or think well on the spot so hopefully as I update this profile you will learn the real reasons why I am a Mormon. First I was born and raised a Mormon,some would say "you didn't have a choice." I say I have my free agency that was given to me by my Savior, Jesus Christ. I Truly found my testimony and realized the peace that the Gospel has given me when I was 17. My parents were divorced when I was around the age of six. My mother recieved full coustity of my younger brother and me because my dad released his visitation rights. Only days after my 17th birthday I decided I didn't like the "rules" my mother made me abide by, which included things like, wearing modest clothing, clean language, curfews etc. I thought these rules were harsh and unfair. I used the argument, "All the other kids are doing it and their parents don't care." I lived with my dad for a LONG 5 months. He has been inactive for over 10 years. I no longer had to attend early morning seminary, wear modest clothing, etc. I began to realize I was missing something I had before, THE GOSPEL! The rules that I once thought were unjust I realized were for my benefit. Even though I didn't fully have my own testimony at that point aI realized the Gopel is true and that the modern day prophets who lead and guide this church are truly inspired by our Heavenly Father. I now realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not here to restrict me but to protect me of the evils of this world. I know that I want to protect my family for additional heartaches that come from living unclean lives. I also know that through the power and inspiration from the GIFT of the Holy Ghost that I recieved through the laying on of hands I will beable to help protect them from some heartaches. I also have a testimony of the plan of Salvation and anyone who has lost a family memeber will find peace and comfort from that.

How I live my faith

I have the wonderful and unique opportunity in my ward to serve as a Sign Language interpreter as well as a Cub Master, both callings I do with my husband. Being a sign language interpreter gives me the opportunity to learn a second language which I have found useful. I have been able to make new friends and communicate with others in their primary language. I have learned so much more compassion as I have served in this calling. Serving as a Cub Master over the Cub Scouts has been challenging and rewarding. The boys are between the ages of 8-10. Some boys have come from rough backgrounds and come with friends who have fellowshipped them- all the boys serve a unique purpose in our pack and have brought happiness and joy into all of the leaders lives. I also have a wonderful opporunity to serve as a Visiting Teacher-- I currently visit 2 sisters in our ward. I look forward to sitting and meeting with them each month, I have developed new friendships and they have strenghtened my testimony as we discuss gospel topics and ways to strenghten our family and better teach the gospel in our homes.