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Hi I'm Shalla

I'm a stay-at-home mom and wife. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to bake, read, crochet, blog, and especially take care of my little girl. My husband and I both go to school, and are studying to be teachers. I love to spend time with family, and there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I'd like to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. At first, that was the reason I was a member. When I was in high school, the Prophet, Gordon B Hinkley, challenged members to read the Book of Mormon and gain a testimony of it. As I read, my reasons for being a member of the Church changed. It wasn't because I was born a Mormon anymore. It was because I knew, without a doubt, that this is Christ's Church. I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and I knew that He has living prophets and apostles on the earth today. Having that knowledge made it easier for me to not use my religion as an excuse, but to gain strength to stand by my decisions when it came to temptations. It still gives me strength when I tell people that I'm a member of the Church. When my husband and I decided to start a family, we were both working. It was an easy decision for me to stop working when I had our daughter. I spend my time trying to teach her the gospel not only by word, but by deed, so she can make the choice for herself to follow the way the Savior marked for us.

How I live my faith

In my ward, my calling is as a Ward Missionary. My husband is the Ward Mission Leader. We get to go teach with the Missionaries, and have them in our home on a regular basis. Outside of my calling at church, I show just people by example what Christ would have us do. I make an effort not to judge people by their actions, because that isn't my place. I make an effort to help those who need it, to give comfort, and to just be a good friend. I'm not a perfect person, no one on this earth is. I just make the effort to be as much like Christ as I can, and hope that people benefit from it.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We worship God, the Eternal Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith is the Prophet who restored the Gospel to the earth, as well as the priesthood, the authority to act in God's name to bless His children. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything around me shows me there is a God in Heaven. The intricacies in nature, the miracle of a small child, and the universe itself. I don't see how any of it could have happened by chance. In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Alma said that "all things denote there is a God". The Bible says that the Heavens "declare the glory of God" and "the firmament sheweth his handywork". Show more Show less