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Hi I'm Shana

I got married in 2004 and have 2 children and one on the way. I love playing sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of 8. We almost always had someone from the reservation or that needed help living with us. My parents were very loving and caring. My mom died of breast cancer a month after I graduated from high school. There were still 4 of the 8 living at home at that time. My little sister and brother were only 7 and 8 years old. I got married in the temple a year later and that has been the best decision of my life. My husband and I now have 2 children and one on the way. I help coach pole-vaulting at the high school I graduated from and enjoy doing athletic things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents helped me gain a testimony and rely on the Lord. When I had difficult time in my life I learned how to turn to the Lord instead of from him. My mom passed away when I turned 18 years old. I was upset. I had faith that she could beat breast cancer and even as she lay there in her hospital bed I believed the Lord could bring her back. When that didn't happen I had to either turn to my Savior or turn from him. I was blessed to have seen my parents turn to Him time and time again and so I did the same. I later learned that I did have enough faith but it wasn't the Lord's will that she be healed. I know understand that having turned to Him instead of from him has blessed my life more than I ever thought possible. I believe in His plan and believe it is perfect. The gospel has helped my stay grounded through difficult times.

How I live my faith

I recently got released as the primary chorister in my ward. I think that is the best calling there is and miss the children very much. I loved teaching the music of the gospel that once helped me gain my testimony. I currently serve in the young women's in my ward. The girls are so special and remind me how fun and challenging being a teenager can be. I love working with them and getting the know them. This age is so important and I hope that I can help them discover their true potential as young women in the world. The young women are our future and I hope to help them feel our Saviors love while serving in this calling.