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Hi I'm Shelby

I grew up reading books and cooking new foods. I'm majoring in biological engineering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I always loved to spend time with my family, especially my little brother. We would spend hours building with Legos, playing with toy cars and riding bikes. I think that is one reason I decided to go into engineering once I got to college. One of my favorite things to do is take walks or bike rides, anything to get away for a little bit and be able to think for myself. I love to cook and try new recipes from other cultures. I feel like you can experience another world by trying new flavors and textures. Right now I'm a full-time student and excited to see where this life takes me!

Why I am a Mormon

In the 23rd Psalm it reads "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters." This is why I'm a Mormon. When I go to the temple or read the scriptures I feel peace. That peace, those still waters, is when I feel that I can be lead by Christ. I didn't always feel so sure that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true. In junior high, I was often confused and questioning what I really believed. 9th grade year rolled around and I decided that I would read the Book of Mormon front to back. That year changed my outlook on everything. When I read the Book of Mormon, I could feel God's love for me. I felt hope and light start to sink into my life. I was looking for the truth, and I found it. Now every time I read scripture, I feel as if I'm in a place where the Savior can change me into a better person, into a better me. I know that by following his commandments, I am showing him that I want to follow him, that his grace will help me through the trials of this life. His atonement will allow me to repent of my sins and be forgiven. "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be of wool." (Isaiah 1:18) I love this church and how it allows me to follow Christ and do as he did.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a better person each day. I try to smile at people as they walk by or talk to the person next to me in class. I attend classes that apply to our faith (at Institute) along with the courses on campus. Although I have participated in specific positions in our church, my favorite part is the opportunities we have for serving others. I try to watch for people that need my help. I study the scriptures and learn more about the gospel of Christ and how to be more like him.