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Hi I'm Shanna

I'm a Mormon. I've been married for almost 10 years but don't have any children. I work as a nurse practitioner.

About Me

I spent about 3 years away, but otherwise have lived in Arizona. I went to college and became a nurse. I served as a church missionary in Maryland. I met a wonderful man and we have been married for almost 10 years. We have not been able to have children. I have prayed much and feel that my Heavenly Father has a "plan B" in mind for me. I went back to graduate school and became a nurse practitioner. I influence many children daily at work, at church, in my neighborhood and within my own extended family (nieces and nephews). I love to garden, hike, camp, travel, read and most of all spend time with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5 generations ago. They were asked to help settle Arizona and most of my family have been here ever since. My ancestors were disowned and shunned by their relatives originally for joining this church. But they knew that what they were doing was right, even if it meant being estranged from family. Even though I was taken to church as a child there came a time as a teenager that I wanted to know for myself if this was Christ's church. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I have had many experiences where I have had a feeling in my heart and thoughts come to my mind that this church is where God wants me to be. When I was 14 my father and a brother died in a small plane crash. I wanted to know for myself if there was life after death and if we could be a family back together again someday. Through prayer and attending church services I completely feel in my heart that my deceased loved ones DO live in heaven and I will see them again and we will have our same family relationships continue forever. Some things you learn with your head and mind and other things you learn with your heart. I am grateful that my ancestors joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so many years ago and that this gave me exposure the the church. I am even more grateful that God answered my prayers and has told me in my heart that I should continue with this religion. The teachings of Jesus Christ and the promises I have made to try and follow Him bring peace and direction to my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by saying prayers, reading the Bible and Book of Mormon, attending our temple, and going to church. I volunteer with the young children at church and teach them about Christ through music and singing. I live my faith by spending time with my extended family as much as possible. I try hard to be honest and kind at work. I enjoy being outdoors and appreciate the beauty of God's creations. I try and look for the good in the world and in others. I try and help and serve others as much as I can. Looking outside myself and doing nice things for other people truly brings me joy!