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Hi I'm Shelby

I live and grew up in California. I raise chickens, ride bikes and love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of two fun and active boys. Together we share fun times playing tennis watching movies and going to the batting range. I have the opportunity of working on a second career in which I am almost finished with. I will graduate college with a BS in science and will then teach high school biology. Life has given me many challenges including loosing both my parents while in my 20's. I then raised my siblings with my wife. Those challenges are now blessings as I have seen my siblings lead full productive lives and they too have testimonies of the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I need direction in life. The gospel gives my hope that there is something better than what I am surrounded with daily. I was raised in the church, but still needed to develop a testimony of my own. This did not come over night it took many years-I have a hard head. I know my heavenly father loves me. He sends me his love not only through the Holy Ghost but via those of whom I am surrounded- member or not. I have never felt that my Heavenly Father has left my side. He is always willing to listen to a prayer no matter what the situation. The gospel is true.

How I live my faith

Being an introvert, the best way I have found to live my faith is by example. It does work as each of my neighbors know about my faith. I will have to admit at times I must come out of my comfort zone and share my testimony about the gospel. By living a life that reflects my beliefs makes it all the easier to share bits and pieces about my faith. I do have a calling in the stake in which I live which gives me an opportunity to speak often in other wards and share my experiences and testimony. I think this gives another perspective to those in attendance to hear about my faith and life experiences in addition to those in their ward. Home teaching is a fun experience in which I get to go into members homes and share a lesson from the first presidency. This not only builds upon my testimony, but I have seen life changing choices in those families in which I teach. Seeing the gospel in action through other people challenges only confirms that our heavenly father truly loves us.