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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom, former middle school social studies teacher and wife. I love to travel and experience others' cultures, learn about history (especially everyday people's personal histories), and learn new skills like furniture refinishing, sewing, canning, etc. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and exploring God's beautiful creation with my young daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't always fully appreciate growing up in a family that were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It wasn't until I was in high school that I really even starting understanding just what was so beneficial about everything I was learning at church. My eyes were opened to the blessings of the gospel, the joy that following God's teaching brings, and the sadness and hardship that comes from choosing the way of the world. I am a Mormon because I have been taught that I am a daughter of God. I have prayed to Him and received very distinct and profound answers to my prayers. I have felt His love in my life. I have felt the Spirit of God confirm to me that the scriptures I read and the things I hear the prophet and apostles speak are true and righteous words intended to help us return to live with Him again. He is not silently letting us wander the Earth in sadness and confusion. He provides guidance for us so that we may improve ourselves and be worthy of returning to his presence. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family again. I am a Mormon because following the teachings of the church is the only way to find true and everlasting happiness in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I always try to keep an open mind and willing heart when asked to fill a calling in my ward, whether it is leading music, taking the young women to girl's camp, teaching the toddlers in nursery! I also really enjoy being able to take time once a month to visit sisters in their homes, help them with anything they need, and uplift them spiritually with a message.

Are Mormons Christians?

Sharon
Yes! We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Savior. Through his perfect example, atonement, sacrifice, and resurrection, we are not only forgiven of our sins if we repent, but have the ability to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father and have eternal life. We strive to live by Christ's example and that is why the name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the head. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Sharon
The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture that contains the record and prophecies of the people and prophets of the ancient civilizations populating the Americas. The prophets teach about Jesus Christ being the savior of the world, the need for repentance, and other gospel truths that go along with the teaching the prophets of the Bible also taught. It is named the Book of Mormon because the separate records of these people were passed down and ultimately compiled by a prophet named Mormon. The Book of Mormon both supports, clarifies, and expounds upon aspects of the Bible, giving us a greater understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and an additional testimony of His life, teachings, and atoning sacrifice. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sharon
If you have knowledge of something that, when you die, will give you the opportunity to be in the presence of God and be with your family for all eternity, wouldn't you want to share it with others who don't know about it? Heavenly Father is fair and just and would not allow his children that he loves to suffer eternal damnation for their lack of knowledge or understanding of the gospel. If someone leaves this earth without ever having that opportunity to become baptized by the proper authority and receive this knowledge, Heavenly Father knows it is neither fair nor just to condemn them for it. He has organized proxy baptisms on earth especially for this purpose. Baptism is a physical ordinance, and once one is dead, they cannot perform it for them self, and a living proxy that performs it in their name becomes necessary. Our ancestors and others who have come before us are waiting for the key, so they can unlock the door into Heavenly Father's presence, where they can be with their families forever! Show more Show less