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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Mormon.I recently observed my 50th Anniversary as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a conver

About Me

I am a retired elementary teacher. I worked for eight years in the Minneapolis Public School System. My favorite age groups are second and third grades. I love childrens books and never tired of reading them to the children. Currently, my church work combines my love of my church with my interest in community involvement. I watch for opportunities for Church members to get involved in community activities. Recently, members of our Ward spent some hours at the Calvary Lutheran Church packing food for starving children in Haiti. We joined with people from other churches and other organizations to pack over 33,000 meals in one two and onehalf hour session. I used to be more involved in music than I am now but I am very interested in photography and enjoy going out on photo trips from time to time. I have collected and safeguard family pictures from three generations. My daughter has been instrumental in working with me to create about 25 scrapbooks of pictures and family information.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church after studying with the missionaries and praying about the concepts they taught me. I believe in God, the Eternal Father, in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. The Gift of the Holy Ghost is most precious in being able to lead my life in satisfying pathways.

How I live my faith

I attend the temple regularly. I also attend my weekly meetings faithfully. What is priceless to me is to include The Lord in my daily life as I make decisions and deal with the ups and downs of life. The blessings of being close to The Lord have been most apparent and crucial to my well-being at times of loss and sorrow. In 1984, we suffered the loss of our oldest son, his wife and their three children. They died along with my mother-in-law in a snowstorm in Southern Minnesota. A few months later, my youngest son also passed away. We were sustained by the goodness of concerned people from near and far and by the presence of The Lord bringing comfort and hope. Our hope comes from the temple where we have been sealed together as an eternal family. We have every hope for our family members to be together in elernity. I am motivated to keep the commandments and the vows I have made in order to have the blessings of being close to The Lord.