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Hi I'm Shirin

I'm half Persian & Danish, I'm a wife, mom, mema & missionary leader for over 100 AMAZING missionaries in Montreal, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 50% Danish, 50% Iranian, U.S. born & I am a Mormon. I love to cook Persian food, listen to music, sing in my loud voice, take pictures of things that stir my soul, bake, sew, create & eat all types of ethnic foods. I'd like to learn to paint some day. If I could, I would travel around the world & get to know the people & cultures of all nations. I love diversity. When we travel, the first place I head for is the local market. There, I watch, appreciate and learn all I can. That's why I LOVE serving as a missionary in Montreal. My husband & I've been given the greatest opportunity of a lifetime to serve here for three years. We watch over, teach, LOVE, & learn from, more than 100 of the greatest missionaries on earth here in Montreal. We travel throughout all of Quebec and Ottawa. I love my heritage and am so grateful for my family and for the courage of my parents who immigrated to the Salt Lake valley when they were young adults. I grew up in Salt Lake however not in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I come from a large family with 6 siblings. We grew up snow and water skiing, playing tennis and golf. I LOVE to take pictures and have done so since I was a very young. We have four kind and good kids, four amazing in-law kids. We have 5 beautiful, smart, funny grand kids, four of whom are living. We lost one little angel. And we have one angel one on the way. I love my family, I love my extended family. I feel so blessed. That is me in a nut-shell.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormon church because I found out for myself it is true. It makes me happy, it has grounded me along with my family in the teachings of Jesus Christ and made me a better person. I have grown and learned so many things from being an active member. It has given me opportunities to serve others. The Mormon church has given my husband & I the greatest tools on earth to raise up remarkable kids. I love this church because I have felt the love of our Father in Heaven so deeply & profoundly that it has changed me forever. Once I experienced that love & learned that I could communicate with my Father in Heaven, it changed me forever. I am committed 100% to the Lord, Jesus Christ & His church because I know it is true. I have NO doubts. I know for myself because I had a very pivotal experience, a feeling through the Holy Ghost while reading approximately 30 brochures the church produced, that it was true. This occurred all in one day, when I was 20 years old, while cleaning my room. At that time I did not have much direction in my life. My folks were divorced and I was pretty much on my own. I had asked myself questions that I did not know the answers to such as, where exactly did I come from, why was everyone here on earth in family units, what were we supposed to be doing here & where would I end up after I died. I literally found the answers to these very questions in one of those brochures. I read all day and by the end of the day I knew without a doubt this Church, I had grown up around my entire life, was true. I am a Mormon today because truth matters to me. Truth, is one of the most important things I could ask for and in this Church, the restored Church of Jesus Christ I have found the fullness of all truth. I know that because I have lived it's teachings and felt the sweet results of trying to live as Jesus Christ would have me live. I am not perfect, but I do my best every day.

How I live my faith

Currently I live my faith by having accepted a call to serve in the Canada Montreal Mission along side my husband. We were asked to serve for three years and we accepted that challenge with great joy. We left our family and home to serve as missionaries. Both my husband and I served missions as young adults. I served in the Oslo, Norway mission. I loved that 18 months of service there and now I am enjoying serving with over 100 young men, women and seniors who work tirelessly every day to spread the great message of the restored gospel on the earth. My responsibilities are many. I give talks in church meetings and conferences. I teach, train and discuss with the missionaries. I cook..A LOT. We house the new missionaries as they come into this mission and do the same for the missionaries who have served and are headed home. I love to cook for them as they are so appreciative and kind. I also act as their health adviser. Whenever they are sick, they call me and I give counsel and advice. I have learned more about health issues here on this mission than I could ever have imagined. We have had anything from bed bugs to swallowing needles. I also have a phone line where the missionaries call and report miracles they experience. I record them on a voice recorder and have over 100. Our lives are full of miracles big and small. I am grateful they share them with us. We have the privilege or traveling throughout Quebec to visit all our missionaries personally and spend time with them. They are so valiant and good. It is an honor and great privilege to be working with such honorable youth and seniors. I live my faith by communicating daily with my Father in heaven, by attending my church meetings, by treating others with kindness & respect, by keeping the promises I made to my Father in heaven at the time of baptism, by studying & thinking about the scriptures daily & by loving & serving those around me. I gain so much from reading the Book of Mormon. I love it!!