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Hi I'm Sharon K Hunt

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was a young mother of two sons. I am a Mormon.

About Me

First and formost, I am a grandmother of 15 and I love it! I have 3 that live very close to me and enjoy being with them. I like to crochet, knit, read, sew and watch old movies. I joined the church at a great time for me as I had two sons and my husband and I were wondering how we were going to raise them with solid values to live by their lives. We both had become disinchanted with our previous church affiliations and felt there should be more to religion than just going to church on Sunday. There is a passage in the Book of Mormon that is telling one of its purposes in these latter days that discribes this perfectly: "...wherefore, they shall come to the knowledge of their Redeemer and the very points of his doctrine, that they may know how to come unto him and be saved." 1 Nephi 15:14 My third son is developmentally challenged and having a doctrine that explains where he will be in the afterlife was a great comfort to us and helped us tramendously in knowing how to raise him. I worked in a school system and enjoyed being able to be home when my children were home, which meant a lot to me. My husband and I are now retired and appreciate that we can still be active and needed in our church and our community.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives me and my family a firm foundation to work with in our lives. I know why I am here on this earth and that our Father in Heaven has a definite plan for us to follow. I am grateful for the atonement that Jesus Christ made possible so that I can continually try to live my life better and progress in this life. It gives me the peace of knowing there is more to life than just here on earth. We are all known by our Father and he wants us to help each other in living this life to the best of our abilities. Knowing that there is a true prophet of God on this earth to give us direction in our special times is also of comfort and joy. Being a convert, I just didn't think that was possible--to know. But, I was told to pray about it when I was investigating the church. The answer to my prayers did not happen overnight. In fact, I prayed for months before I finally received an answer. No angels appeared, it was just a quiet comforting feeling that told me that the church was true. I have never been sorry of my decision. This did take some change in the way I lived, but I found all the changes I (we) made, made our lives better in the long run. I especially enjoy keeping the Sabbath Day holy and thus keeping it set apart from the other days of the week that can be very hectic. The gospel gives us peace and comfort and binds us together as a family.

How I live my faith

As I said earlier, that my husband and I appreciate that we can be active in our church. Through the years, the church has given me so much experience in developing leadership skills, interacting with others, and taught me parenting skills that were invaluable in raising six children. Now, I am a stake leader over the primary children (18 months to 12 years old) and get to interact not only with the children in our stake, but also their wonderful leaders. A "stake" is part of our church organization, which takes in a number of different congregations. I also like to substitute teach in Sunday School when I can. This is much easier for me now that I have been through Teacher Development classes (given in our church) and had experience. One of the first things that I liked about the church was its Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching program. Every family and person in each congregation is assigned home teachers (two worthy males) to visit them at least once a month with a lesson. By doing this they can see if they can be of any help to that family or person. The women in the church are assigned as Visiting Teachers to other women. We also, go to each home to teach and visit and be of help when needed. I love this organizational way of being able to help others. Of course, we all help each other when a special need arises and this leads me to community involvement. The church encourages us to become involved in our schools, other organizations where we can give support. I have been on many boards dealing with special education, because of my one son) and I also like to help out organizations that feed the homeless in our community.