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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Mormon, and I love being one. I love my Savior and am glad to be a member of his church!

About Me

I am a mother of six children, three boys and three girls, and a grandmother of 11 grandchildren five granddaughters and six grandsons. I grew up in hockey country and loved to watch it on television with my father every Saturday night. I took figure skating lessons for a few years until I had a terrible car accident that badly broke my pelvis and hip, I was laid up in bed for four months, during which time I could not even sit up and was not to even raise my head, I could not figure skate after the accident. I now love to bake and cook, but even better I love to read and do counted cross stitch. My husband was in the military when I met him and we have had the privilege of living in different states here in the United States and we lived three years in Okinawa Japan, which was a learning experience, but one that I will also have great memories of.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were introduced to the church when I was 11 or 12. My uncle, who is now a Patriarch now, introduced us to the missionaries. When I was taught the lessons, I just knew that the church was true. All my life I was taught, that God was not a person but like a mist and I could not understand that. To me my Heavenly Father was someone that I could talk to, like I could talk to a friend, someone who could hear me, love me and understand me and only another human could do that and the church that I attended did not believe in a God like I did. When the missionaries taught us about the Godhead, I knew that this was God's church with a God that could love, and communicate with us as we communicate with each other. I knew that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ in the scared Grove that spring morning. I felt as if I come home, back to my Heavenly Family. I knew that I had to have a Heavenly Mother, which I found out that I had. How wonderful that was to me. I still know that Jesus Christ is my Savior I know that the church is true. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, as President Thomas S Monson is a prophet today who talks today on behalf of God, I know that the Book of Mormon is true as are the Bible and the Doctrine of Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. I am so very grateful to my Savior for His Atonement, for not only did He die for our sins, He also has suffered everything that we have ever suffered, so He can succor us in our time of need, he can understand what we are going through, as He has already gone through it. I know that Jesus Christ is our Heavenly Father's Only Begotten Son and our Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do the things that my Heavenly Father wants me to do. I try to help those who are in need; I give to our church our tithing of 10% our income and also additional funds to help those who are less fortunate. I also try to help those that I see around me who have need. I knit hats for babies in the hospital who need to have their heads covered so they do not loose heat from their head. I also give to the homeless when I see them standing on the side of the road, I do not judge them, but realize that they are also our Heavenly Father's children. I also write to some of the women in our local church that cannot get to church for one reason or another; I write and let them know that we care about them and let them know of the things that we are doing in the church. I give them my phone number so they can call me if they ever need help. I also work on my genealogy; it is wonderful finding out about our family, where our ancestors lived and what they did. I have gone back 75 generations on one of my husband's line, it was interesting to find the kings we were related to like the King of Troy. I love my church and love being a Mormon. Heavenly Father loves us so very much and wants all of His children to return to Him again.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Sharon
I know that Mormonism is true because when I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it my heart burned within me, I had such as sweet peace come over me that filled my whole being, that I knew that it could not be anything but true. When I prayed about Joseph Smith seeing God and our Savior, I knew it was true, my heart burned within again and then once again I had such a sweet peace come over me, all my fears and doubts vanished. Ever since then when things get hard and I wonder if there is even a God and if the church was even true, I still get the sweet peace fills my soul and I know that God is still there with me, the church is still true and that there will be times when I need to go through hard times, as those are the times that I grow the most. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Sharon
I know that there is a God because when I look at a sunrise or a sunset I realize that there has to be a higher being that could produce something so beautiful, or when I look at a rose or some other flower that is so delicate and beautiful; that smells so heavenly, only a God could create. When I see the platypus, I see a God who has a wonderful sense of humor to give us an animal that brings humor to our world. When I look at the sky at night and see the universe, the stars, moon and other planets, I realize once more that only a God could create something so majestic and in such perfect order, once again only a God could create. Most of all when my children were born, I realize that only a God could give me much a beautiful and perfect person and when they open their eyes and look at you for the first time, you can almost see that they want to tell you all about where they just came from and how much God loves us. Show more Show less