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Hi I'm Shalea

I have a love for living, music, the outdoors, and especially my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just a small town girl living in a (slightly less small) city! I am a Sophomore in college studying Secondary English Education, with a minor in Spanish and Music. I love scenery, traveling, playing music, and spending time with friends. Soon I will be in Spain spending time as a missionary for my church. For me, this means getting to share the one thing that gives purpose to everything else I love in my life: my faith!

Why I am a Mormon

That's a really great question. I guess the best way I can describe my thoughts on my membership in this church is by comparing it to light. I think for most people, even when things are going well in life, there are still those tough days, days when things don't seem to make sense or we're not sure where we're headed or even if we're a good person or not. In those times, it gives me so much comfort to know where to look. This church is such a light for me because it is led by the one True Light, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Because of Him, I have someone on my side. Always. There is nothing about my circumstances that He doesn't already know, and He has a plan tailor-made just for me. I am confident that through Him, I can know the way, and even when things are going great, everything is better with that light. I see more color, more dimension. I am happier, I smile more, and I can love others more because of it. The light of Jesus Christ's true church and Atonement has made all the difference in the world for me!!!

How I live my faith

I love that I have so many opportunities to reach out to others and see them reach out to me in this church. In college, there are so many people with different needs, and by finding ways to help and support others, we really do become family. I have served in a few organizations at church where we would get to help the women in our congregation--whether it be getting groceries for them for the week, giving rides, stopping in for hospital visits, or just simply letting someone know we were thinking of them. Experiences like these have helped me become a better person, and I hope I can always learn to love others more like the Savior loves us!