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Hi I'm Shellianne

I grew up in rural Utah. I'm a recreation supervisor, a college grad, a step mother, expecting a baby girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Living in Utah and being surrounded by such a majestic outdoor opportunity is my own idea of the perfect atmosphere. I love jumping on my bike and riding up one of the local canyons, hiking to the top of 12,000 ft mountain, or simply walking with my dogs along a river path. I also love to participate in sports and have made a career providing recreation opportunities working for a local city government. I am a step mother and have enjoyed the experience and trial of all that comes with step parenting. My husband and I are also excited to welcome a new baby girl in the summer of 2012. Being in my early thirties, this is an experience that I have been looking forward to for a long time! I am also the wife of a national guardsman and have faced the trial and loneliness of sending my husband to various military assignments. I love my dogs, I love to read, I love to play games and in general, I'm pretty grateful to be me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah as a Mormon, but I wouldn't say I'm a Mormon just because I grew up in Utah. It is not a purely a social decision or the easiest way to live. I'm a Mormon because I have been on my knees in prayer to my Father in Heaven asking to know the truth of the Book of Mormon and the church. This has been confirmed to me on so many occasions that to deny it would require being false to myself and to that testimony which I have received. My testimony in this church and in my Savior Jesus Christ has helped me weather the storms of life's disappointments, loneliness, and heartache. I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we all have an opportunity to find the greatest of all happiness. Living as a member of the church has helped me to realize that happiness is a choice, that God's greatest gift after life itself, is the agency to choose our path and to enjoy the blessings of faith and testimony.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite areas of service in the church are the programs designed to teach and fellowship the women of the church. I have served on many occasions as a teacher to the women of the church and have been blessed recently to serve as a leader and mentor to a youth (under 18) women's organization as well. Serving with the youth of the church is an inspiring and faith-building experience. They are all so beautiful and have a light in their countenances that cannot be hidden. The youth of the church meet on Sundays and on one weeknight each week. As a leader, we help them to plan meaningful, fun, and inspiring activities for each other. They have the opportunity to develop friendships based on mutual beliefs and they are making the decisions as teenagers to follow a path of Christianity, service, and happiness. It is a great blessing to me to serve in this capacity.