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Hi I'm Shelly Chandler

I am a mom to four amazing spirited kiddos. I like to sing, play, and watch movies with my whole family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love my life. I have an incredible family that loves me and challenges me every single day. My family has moved a ton since my husband & I were married. But, even though we miss Grammas and Papas a lot, we are so blessed to have an amazing life full of adventure. We are given a great gift of meeting new people and new cultures. We also have grown so close as a little family unit. My husband is awesome. He is the dad that I always wished my kiddos would have. He totally loves me and makes me laugh everyday, even if I think I don't want to. I love music. I love to sing, I love to dance silly in my living room with my toddler on my toes. I help out with my church choir. I truly know that through the music that invites the Spirit of God, we can know of truth and light. I also have challenges too. I deal with anxiety and depression, and when I put my faith in God and take care of myself, my days are great. My two oldest children have Sensory Processing Disorder, which through guidance of the Lord has gotten so much better. I know when I follow His guidance, He shows me exactly what is best for them. I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love my family, they rock.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. I remember learning about Jesus healing the ten lepers and only one coming back to thank him by the flannel board figures on my Sunbeam (3-4 yr olds) teachers lap. I remember when I was 12 hearing my sunday school teacher testify that lifting up her husband and not criticizing him helped to saved her marriage. When I was around 14 I had some tough struggles, not uncommon for that age. After an argument with my mother she asked me a pointed question, "Do you want to be part of this family or not?" I'm not sure what her intention was with, but it really pierced my heart. I thought about what my life would be like if I wasn't part of a family, and it wasn't pretty. I realized then that it was up to me to gain a testimony of my own and not depend on others'. I started to really think about all the things I was taught for years, like was Joseph Smith really a prophet, was the Book of Mormon really the true word of God. I was reading the scriptures not because I had to, but because I wanted to know for myself. I prayed. A lot. I thought. A lot. I remember the answers I recieved because the Spirit testified to me so powerfully and yet so quietly and humbly. Whenever I struggle I always have the assurance of the testimony I gained as a young woman. As I matured, so did my knowledge of the truthfulness of His restored Gospel. This is truly the same gospel Jesus organized and taught when he was on the earth. We have a true prophet on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson, just like the prophets of old, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah. I know in the deepest part of my soul that Joseph Smith was a prophet, he really did see the resurrected Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. But most of all I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. That through the grace of His infinite atonement, He has bought me with His perfect sacrifice. I know that when I repent and rededicate myself to Him each day I will live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I currently serve with the young women, ages 12-18, in our congregation. I am so blessed to work with them and love to watch their love for the Lord grow through learning and serving in the gospel . The girls are amazing examples of Christ to me. By serving them, I am become a more authentic follower of Christ. In the past, I had the privelege of teaching Sunday School to the young children as well as teenagers. The Lord has really prepared these little lambs to bring the world His truth. One of my favorite responsibilities is when I am blessed to teach the worship music to the little children. Music is, what I feel, the fastest and one of the most powerful ways to testify of Christ. My family has family home evening every week (for the most part). This is one night a week that we come together in our family and hang out together and teach each other about the good news of the gospel. We stay at the dinner table a little longer and each of us has a part to do. One of us leads music, one reads a scripture, one give a lesson on the gospel, one makes a treat, and one has an activity. Attention spans are about the size of a gnat, but with practice, we all end up feeling the Spirit of the Lord, eventually. Most of all, I try to live my life by the Holy Spirit. If I can read His word and have a prayer in my heart continually throughout my day, it all ends up good in the end. Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. He loves me and He knows me by my name. He has a plan for me that I may return to Him. I love Him with all of my heart, might, and mind.

What is the Relief Society?

Shelly Chandler
Relief Society is awesome! I have the greatest opportunity to be "sisters" with millions of women around the world who enrich my life. We have an local relief society in each our our congregations and we get to know each other by serving one another and our communities. We have activities together and we learn together from the gospel and each other's experiences how to be better disciples of Christ, better women, mothers,sisters, aunties, and friends. I know that when I am have a less than stellar day I can call on any one of the ladies in my relief society and they will be right there to help me and bring me the love of Christ. Show more Show less