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Hi I'm Shaley

I'm going to serve a fulltime mission in Australia! I work at a bakery, love my family, volleyball, doing hair, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second born in my family i have one older sister, two younger sisters and one little brother who ALWAYS keeps me on my toes. I grew up always participating in swim team and even though I dreaded it about 70% of the time, I am convinced it was the greatest thing my parents ever made me do. And definitely something I will force upon my own children someday, haha just kidding. I played volleyball in high school and I know for a fact it is the all time greatest sport EVER! That is what my kids will grow up knowing how to play. I attended cosmetology school at EVIT during my junior and senior year of high school and I am obsessed with hair cutting, styling, coloring, the works! My first hair cut ever was when I was two years old and my four year old sister willingly consented to letting my trim her hair while she was sleeping. Long story short, she didn't really consent, she really was asleep, and I really did chop her entire foot long pony tail off. Life goes on. I worked in a couple of salons after high school and learned so much! Now I have my own chair and I take clients, friends, and family at my house. My sister even lets me cut her hair still. I also work part time in a family owned bakery called Sweet Cakes and I absolutely love it! Even though I have gained 20 pounds... woops! My family supports me in everything I do and in my spare time I love to spend time with them, watch movies, play volleyball and, in all things, share the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in an active family and i am so grateful for the testimonies of my parents that have helped guide me in my life. My testimony grew gradually through the small and simple moments of faith, and the quiet whisperings of the Spirit, and the thundering beat of my heart in moments of inspiration and revelation. I have received my own witness from the Holy Ghost that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on earth today. It is the same church that Jesus Christ organized during His time on earth. After He was crucified and resurrected and all of His apostles were killed, the proper authority was no longer on the earth. It was gone. There was darkness and the Great Apostasy lasted for nearly 1800 years. I know that the same church is on earth today because even though it left the earth, it was restored again by the power of God through a young boy named Joseph Smith. A young boy who was nearly illiterate, yet translated ancient Egyptian writings of prophets of old from solid gold plates into what we know as The Book of Mormon, through the power of God. The proper keys and authority were restored to the earth through resurrected angels. How great and marvelous is the work we must continue to do. I know that we are a chosen generation, and that we live in the last dispensation. God has promised that His Gospel will not leave the earth again and my heart fills with peace and comfort from that thought. It is our duty to spread the gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. To share the blessings that come from living it. I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. Because I know God's plan for me, and I want to live with my family forever in His presence, and I know that the only way to do that is by living the Gospel to its exactness. My hope is that my testimony will always grow and never falter, but act as a tool in bringing the Gospel, and its blessings, to so many others.

How I live my faith

Seminary was one of the greatest blessings in my life and it helped me live each day in the gospel. Now that I have graduated high school, institute is literally one of my favorite classes. I have truly been blessed with the most amazing teachers who truly understand the importance of bringing the Spirit to teach each lesson. I try to have a constant prayer in my heart to always have the Spirit and to find those in need. I love the feeling of the Holy Ghosts' presence in the small moments of each day that would seem indignificant to the rest of the world. Keeping Christ in mind at all times is the goal I always strive for.