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Hi I'm Sunny Shell Ennis

I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a student and a Mormon.

About Me

I started my college career in 1994, right after high school at BYU Idaho. School was difficult and I dropped out. I now am back in school, pursuing my Psychology BA degree at Western Kentucky University. I am enjoying school more now than ever. I have worked many jobs between going to school trying to find one which brings out my best qualities. I have learned that I love working with pets (dog sitting & training), helping people find their dream home (realtor) but most of all helping people find solutions to their troubles and hope when all seems to be lost. I love scrapbooking, reading, traveling, meditation and laughing. Being around happy people is contagious and makes me a better person. Though it may not always be fun or easy I do love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has helped me not to give up on myself especially when I am feeling sad or depressed. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope that I will see through my challenges, trials and faith. Every day I try to live this scripture in Alma. Alma 37:37 to remember Him always and live with gratitude in your heart. That all "these things will be for thy good." The Book of Mormon constantly gives me strength, peace and answers to prayers. I wish sometimes I could open the Bible or Book of Mormon and read exactly what I am too do when it comes to needing answers to my problems but it is never that easy. It takes patience (which I have learned I need more of), understanding that God and Jesus really do love me and want me to learn in this life (through trials, hardships, loss of loved ones...) Proverbs 4:7 and they want me to be happy. Knowing this brings peace that His love for me and my friends and family will continue no matter what mistakes I make, how I feel or what life brings to me. After doing all I can do, I will be saved, loved and brought peace. I have felt this over and over again since my difficult teen years and am grateful with a peaceful heart to have this knowledge in my adult years. I wouldn't be who I am today without the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His atoning Sacrifice for me.

How I live my faith

I was teaching Sunday school to 12-14 year olds before I had my baby. I loved the kids. Sure, there were some that would have rather been anywhere else but church- (I can recall those days myself) however, all my students had such great input and comments. I think I learned more from them than they learned from me. I had a student that reminded me a lot about myself when I was his age. I hated to read aloud or pray aloud and I felt I didn't have much to offer the class. However, I remember my Sunday school teacher not giving up on me and allowing me to participate at my own speed and in my own comfortable ways. I am so thankful for her because I could help this student feel more comfortable and learn from him all that he has to offer. He is a quiet but strong leader to his peers and very bright. I had some students who needed to learn the simplest part of the gospel of Jesus Christ to some students who asked such difficult questions (for me) that I had to ask the Bishop for the answers. I really enjoyed getting to know my kids and their testimonies helped strengthen mine. I am not the best visiting teacher but I do try every month to call or send a thought of hope and inspiration to my sisters. When I had my baby the sisters in my ward brought me meals and helped me out so much. I look forward to the time I can show them and other sisters love by Jesus Christ's example as they had shown me. 3 Nephi 12:16