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Hi I'm Shannon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm living in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania while attending a university to become a high school social studies teacher. I'm not Amish (that's the first question I usually get :o), but I do love being near a rural area and getting to meet so many amazing people from lots of different backgrounds. I work at a farmers market selling baskets, candles, and other home decor items to help pay for school. I love to play volleyball, paintball, and pretty much any sort of sport that keeps me active. I love to read and cook in my spare time.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents heard the gospel and converted when they were young adults, so I was born into it, I guess you could say. I'm grateful for the chance I've had to live this way my whole life. However, I'm not just a Mormon because I was born that way. I'm a Mormon because I've seen the amazing blessings that come from living the teachings of Christ's gospel. Most of all I'm a Mormon because when I asked God if the teachings in this church were true, He answered my prayer. The church teaches that God still speaks to us today and wants us to know Him and learn about His nature and His plan for us. As I live and learn about his gospel, my original answer is continually reaffirmed. The peace it brings is a feeling that can't be found anywhere else.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is an every single day sort of thing. I pray, study the scriptures, participate in church events, and try to be a good person. Once a week in the evening, the young single adults meet to have a lesson and spend some social time together. My calling in the church right now keeps me closely involved with helping to run this program. Sometimes there are conferences on the weekends or dances in surrounding areas. On Sundays, I attend meetings with my local ward (congregation). Most importantly though, living my faith comes through making small choices every minute of every day. These choices are choices to be kind instead of cruel, to maintain my integrity, to follow the law of chastity, to help others who might be struggling, and to try to be like Jesus Christ. As I live the gospel, it has become inseparable with who I am.