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Hi I'm Shauna

I'm a daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunt. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third of eight children and was raised near Seattle, WA. I'm a fan of nature, especially cloudy days, oceans, mountains and evergreens. I enjoy traveling, camping, reading and learning new things. I love being with family and friends. I'm a single woman in a family-oriented church; One of the doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I find most appealing is that families can be together forever, not just "until death do you part." I look forward to this blessing and try to live worthy of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed with good parents who taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time I was born. I grew up in the church and was baptized when I was eight years old. My parents taught me to pray to my Heavenly Father every day and I learned early in life that He hears and answers my prayers. They also taught me to study the scriptures each day, both on my own and as a family, and to apply what I learned in those studies to my daily life. This gave me the tools that I needed to make good, sound decisions that I have never had cause to regret. My parents also taught me the importance of attending church each week and being an active participant there. This has given me many opportunities to serve and has blessed my life immeasureably. These three habits--daily prayer, daily scripture study and weekly church attendance--have laid the groundwork for my life and have yielded wonderfully sweet fruit. My knowledge, conviction and understanding have slowly increased over the years and I am slowly becoming the person I want to be--a more faithful disciple of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My current opportunity for service is with the adult women in our church congregation. I serve in a variety of ways: teaching lessons, conducting meetings, facilitating networking and friendshipping, making home visits, and otherwise seeing to the temporal and spiritual needs of each woman. Our Savior loves each person and His church is concerned with meeting the needs of each individual member. I am so blessed to be able to help Him in this work and try to serve as He would. Striving to be more like Him and to see through His eyes helps me grow in love for others.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Shauna
The suffering of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, His suffering and death on the cross, and His resurrection three days later together comprise the Atonement of Jesus Christ. An atonement was necessary to help us overcome our sins and weaknesses and perfect our imperfect beings so that we may return to live with our Heavenly Father after this life. How this occurs is a mystery to me, but I know that it does occur. I have felt the Atonement working in my life, helping me improve and progress beyond my own capabilities. Jesus' promises are sure and He has said that if we have faith in Him, repent of our sins, and follow His example (i.e. be baptised by one who has authority from God, receive all the other necessary ordinances, and endure to the end in keeping the commandments of God) we will have eternal life with Him and His Father (see Bible: John 14:1-6 and 3:5; Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 31). I am grateful for His love for the Father and for us and His willingness to sacrifice His life in the hope that we will accept His great gift (John 3:16-17). Show more Show less