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Hi I'm Sheila

I grew up mostly in Phoenix, Arizona. I love music and genealogy. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 11 children. I have 2 children of my own, and 3 stepchildren. After growing up mostly in Phoenix, I decided I didn't like the extreme heat and moved to Washington, then Idaho, then Utah. I love the outdoors--camping, hiking and fishing. I love music and play the flute, piccolo and piano. I was in the marching band in High School and loved it. I love reading, and can hardly be pulled away from a good book. I spend a lot of time researching my family history. I want to know who they were and how they lived.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't know where I'd be without Christ's church. It brings happiness and direction into my life. It allows me fellowship with others who are striving to follow Christ and make their lives better. The gospel I love has been the same since Adam and Eve. I feel comforted knowing that Heavenly Father is unchangeable and fair to all mankind. I know that I choose how to live my life, although I don't choose the consequences. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know it through the power of the Holy Ghost. I have fasted and prayed and studied to gain this knowledge. I'm so grateful for it.

How I live my faith

I am serving as the President of the Young Women in my ward. I love working with the Youth! They are the future of our society and they have so much to share and give. It's an honor to be a part of their lives. I try to follow my Savior daily. I read my scriptures to know who He is and what He wants me to do. I pray for help and strength. I try to look beyond appearances and love others for who they are. I'm not perfect by any means, but I try to do a little better each day.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Sheila
Without the grace of God we would be forever lost. It is through His power, and His alone, that we are saved. We cannot do enough on our own to save ourselves from our lost condition. We are responsible to show Him that we accept the great gift of His Atonement. We make covenants and keep the commandments of Jesus that He has given us through the scriptures and His holy Prophets. We serve others and do the best we can to be good. As we do this, His grace works in us and changes us so that we become like Him. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Sheila
The Relief Society is a wonderful program for women 18 years and older. We serve each other. We strengthen each other. We cry together over life's challenges and difficult times. We laugh together often. We are company to the lonely. We help the helpless. We are a group of sisters who may not be able to do much alone, but together we can make the world a better place for all mankind. Show more Show less