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Hi I'm Shauna

I'm a wife, mother, school and community volunteer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy photography, scrap booking, reading and keeping a personal blog. I like to help in my kids' schools and with their sports and activities. I'm not a very good cook, but I keep trying. But I love to bake and enjoy sharing what delectable treats I can come up with those around me. I'm a PTA leader and a stay at home mom, who never seems to be at home. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born to parents who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I was always encouraged to learn for myself if the Church's teachings were true. Through my own study and experiences I have felt the witness of the Holy Ghost teach me that I am a daughter of God with divine traits and individual worth. I have read the books of scripture on my own and have felt the Spirit witness that both the Bible and The Book of Mormon teach cooperatively of Jesus Christ and His supreme sacrifice to save each of us and give us a chance to repent and change our ways to match His, and eventually return to live with Him again. I was 17 years old when I earnestly prayed about the prophet, Joseph Smith, and whether his account of his vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ appearing to him was true. I felt the Holy Ghost strongly testify that it was. And if that was true, it made sense to me that God could provide a way for an unlearned boy to bring a second witness of Jesus Christ to the world in the translation of the Boo of Mormon. I prayed to know the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and felt, again, that reassurance of the Spirit. From that point, I have felt over and over again--each tie I read that book--that it is the word of God and will teach me of my Savior. But by the time I was 21, I had rebelled a bit from that basic understanding and having been humbled, desired a reconnection to my Heavenly Father. Through prayer and fasting, and with the guidance of loving priesthood leaders, I came to my own understanding and testimony that Jesus Christ is not just the Savior of the world, but my personal Redeemer. His glorious atonement held promise for me. In moments of personal doubt or wavering testimony, I always fall back to the assurance that Jesus is the Christ, He loves me and has provided His Gospel, The Plan of Happiness,to bring me home to Him and my loving Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I'm certainly not perfect, but I strive each day to live my beliefs. I treat others as I would like to be treated. I love my family, and encourage them to do what is right. I read my scriptures and pray for continued guidance. Currently I serve as an adult leader in our young women's group and regularly see the innate goodness of the youth of the church. I try to be a role model for them. I show what I know to be true in my dress, appearance, speech, choices in media and service to others.