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Hi I'm Shelly Konold

I've been a member all my life. I grew up in the Air Force, my Dad being a pilot. I'm a Mormon and I love it!

About Me

I have a wonderful husband named Doyle. I love him very much! We've been married 12 1/2 years. We live in a duplex in a small Utah town. My parents live a block away. We just bought a puppy, a miniature pinscher, and he's quite a character. We've had him for 3 1/2 months. We have no children. I grew up in the Air Force. I have my wonderful parents, six brothers and three sisters. I love having a large family. We were each other friends with all our moving. I've lived in Texas, North Dakota, Alaska, Germany and now Utah. One of my best friends is my sister. We like to say we're twins even though there's a year and one month between us. She is the older one. We are very very close and play the parts of sister, friend, mentor, counselor and anything else the other needs! We make it a point to see each other AT LEAST twice a year but that's not nearly enough. We're sure that some day we'll be living closer to each other. She's 8 hours away in Boise, Idaho. I am 6 feet tall, most of my family is taller. I love living in Delta. A place where you see people you know everywhere you go and you make a lot of special friends. When my family first moved here we had to get used to it. It was going from military life to civilian life. Not only that but going from not many members surrounding you to members everywhere. All of a sudden my high school principal was my Stake President (a local church leader)! It was a big change to get used to. Now I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon, that's what started it all. I know that I'd be in trouble in my life if I hadn't always had it. It kept me straight and from following a lot of wrong paths. I'm thankful my Heavenly Father saw fit to bless me with it. I followed the testimony of my Mom and Dad and others until I gained one of my own. Some parts of it I think I always had but didn't know it yet. I am a Mormon now because it's what I love. It is my life. It always has been. It is true. There's no other way of life for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do what I believe and what I am taught. I study the scriptures and pray daily. I seek the presence of the Holy Ghost. I follow my heart. I attend church each Sunday. My husband and I have a joint calling to serve right now. We are over our church building getting cleaned each week. There are two other wards that meet at the same building and we all share the responsibility. We have it every 3rd month. We call families in our ward and have them help us. We get 6 families each Saturday and divvy up the areas of the church. The chapel, the gym, the classrooms, restrooms, hallways. It goes really well and can be fun. I have been a member all my life and am very thankful for that. I've known since childhood many of the beautiful truths of the Gospel and I keep on learning and growing. I love how that is in the Gospel, I guess anywhere in life really. You never stop learning. I love having the Spirit in my life. I don't know what it would be like without it. I would be lost. I am thankful for my parents, for them raising me in the Gospel. We had many special times as a family and we always had Family Home Evening. That's every Monday night. It's set apart in our church as a family night. We'd play games, learn about the Gospel, have treats and sing songs. We always loved to sing The Ants Go Marching and Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Our other favorite was the Hokey Pokey. Family is a great thing. It's one of the most special things you can have on this earth and it's possible to be with them forever if you live the Gospel principles.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Shelly Konold
Mormons help all they can! We accept, love and serve ALL people, no matter what the ethnicity, race, beliefs, anything! Show more Show less