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Hi I'm Sherrie

I was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. I'm happily married, and have five children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy mom of 5 children, and also work part time from my home office doing finances for my husband's dental office. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in English, and enjoy blogging to keep up my writing skills. I have played the piano since I was very young, and enjoy performing. I was involved in pageants during high school and college and have competed at Miss America, where I met many lifelong friends of many different faiths. My favorite activities include: reading, singing and playing the piano, sewing and crafting, gardening, and spending time with my family. I enjoy the outdoors and love to hike, fish, camp, boat, etc. I also have a great love for the youth, and have enjoyed working with youth through our church programs and also in our community and schools to promote strong values, to build a strong sense of self-worth, and to support and encourage them in their goals and endeavors.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the church, there came a point where I had to know for myself that what I believed was true and right. My older brother had just left to serve a two year mission in Guatemala, and it was his missionary service that inspired me to ask for myself if the Church was true. I read the Book of Mormon completely, and after having finished reading the final pages, knelt down and asked my Heavenly Father in a simple prayer if the words in the book were truly the words of God. Nothing dramatic or outrageous happened. Instead, I had a calm, sure feeling in my heart and in my mind I heard the words, "Sherrie, you know it is true." I felt the love of my Heavenly Father, and there was no doubt in my mind or in my heart that the Book of Mormon truly was another testament of Jesus Christ, and that the church is the true gospel of Jesus Christ upon the earth. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings me happiness. It was in one of our sacred temples that my sweetheart and I were married for "time and for all eternity," which means that through sacred blessings of the priesthood, we were sealed together and death cannot separate us. This also means that our 5 beautiful children will also never be lost to us, even if there is an early or untimely death. This brings me great comfort and peace in a world full of doubt and turmoil. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today. I know that Jesus is at the head of this church, and that He leads and guides us through a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that he died for all mankind and suffered for all of our sins. And I know that He loves each of us and knows us individually. Short and simple: I'm a Mormon because I know that what we teach and believe is true...and living the gospel brings me comfort, peace, and lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I have served in our church's youth program for the past 10 years. I work with the Young Women of our church, ages 12-18. I teach them gospel lessons, and plan and carry out weekly activities that help them to grow in their knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ...as well as help them to develop skills they'll need as they continue on in college, motherhood, and life in general. I frequently get asked to speak at youth meetings, and thoroughly enjoy sharing with the youth some of the past experiences I have had which have strengthened me and helped me in my life. I also help to plan and carry out many service projects each year. We have served in soup kitchens, retirement homes, highway cleanup projects, soldier care packages, and many others. I also help plan youth dances, and other social activities. I am also a Visiting Teacher! What in the world is a visiting teacher? Simply put, I am responsible to serve, uplift, and watch over three women who are members of our church and who live closeby. I visit them at least once a month, and share with them messages written by the leaders of our church. But more importantly, if they are going through a difficult time, I am there for them in their need. I bring in dinner, help them clean, watch their children for an afternoon, etc. I do whatever I can to serve them in their time of need, and when I do this...I literally am acting as an instrument in God's hands. Most importantly, I am a wife and mother. I know that the most important "job" I will ever have is that of being a mother. Daily I teach my children from the scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I want them to have a strong knowledge of and love for Jesus Christ. I pray daily to my Heavenly Father to strengthen myself and my family. I try to lead my children by example: by treating others with kindness, by helping others, by forgiving others, etc. I am not perfect in any of these areas...but I am trying to be better everyday.