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Hi I'm Sharyn Easterbrook

I am a Pacific Islander. I love working with people. I am a librarian by profession and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Hawaii. My mother was from American Samoa and my dad was from Texas. I lived in Hawaii as a little girl. When I was 8 years old, my family moved to California where I spent the rest of my growing up years. I attended university in Utah where I received a B.A. and an MLIS degree. I married a Canadian student I met at university. I am the mother of 3 boys and 3 girls who are grown up and on their own. I am also the proud grandmother of 7 grandsons and 7 granddaughters. I enjoy working with people which is why I became a librarian. I worked as a librarian for 20 years. I am retired now and work with my husband managing our properties.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church, but did not realize I had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ until I attended college. I attended morning religious classes in high school. Among other things I studied the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I also attended religious classes at my university. On the first Sunday of the month each Mormon congregation or ward has a testimony meeting. In my student ward, the first row is reserved for those who wish to bear their testimonies or express their feelings about the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I sat down in the second row but decided that was too close for comfort. I stood up and moved back several rows. During the sacrament portion of the meeting t I felt a burning sensation in my chest. It was the Holy Ghost testifying to me that the gospel teachings of the Church were true. I hurried up to the front row once the sacrament was completed, but it was too late to bear my testimony that day, The next testimony meeting I was the first one up to bear my testimony. My testimony has continued to grow as I have attended my church meetings, studied the scriptures and been of service to others. My Savior Jesus Christ served his fellowman throughout his ministry. It is only fitting that I should serve others. I have been blessed beyond measure in my life and I am indebted to my Savior and my Heavenly Father. The gospel of Jesus Christ means the world to me. I know I would be lost without it. I would invite all to come unto Christ. I know that Christ lives! He loves us all and wants us to come unto Him. I know that He took upon Himself our sins, died and was resurrected so that we would have the opportunity to repent of our sins and one day return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. I know that Spirit of the Holy Ghost has guided me in my life. I also know that we have a living prophet on the earth today and that he continues to receive revelation just as the prophets of old.

How I live my faith

I have been active in my church my whole life. I began serving others as a university student. I had the opportunity to visit other young women and share with them a message to uplift them.It was a wonderful opportunity to fellowship other young adult women. I was a leader, a teacher, a chorister and have organized church related events for children ages 3 through 11. I have also been a leader and a teacher of the young women in my church ages 12 through 14. I have also been a leader and a teacher of the women in my church. I even organized social activities for the entire congregation. I still visit women in my congregation and enjoy sharing an uplifting message with them. As far as my community, I have had the opportunity to serve as an election judge several times and it has been great fun. As a manager of 2 branch libraries I had the opportunity to work with local leaders in those communities.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Sharyn Easterbrook
Everyone who joins the Mormon church must be baptized by one who has God's priesthood authority. When we are baptized by immersion as Jesus taught, we receive forgiveness of our sins and we become members of the Church of Jesus Christ. Jesus showed the way by being baptized by immersion even though He was perfect. When we are baptized, we make promises or covenants that we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, that we will follow Him and keep His commandments for the rest of our lives. In return Heavenly Father promises us that He will forgive us our sins and that we can return to live with him if we keep our covenants. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Sharyn Easterbrook
I know that God is perfect. He is kind and and He is just. He is my Heavenly Father just as he is the Heavenly Father to all mankind. I know that we are created in God's image and that means He has a body just like ours except that His body is immortal and is perfect. He loves each and everyone of His children and He wants us to have joy in this life. He also desires that we return to live with Him after this life. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Sharyn Easterbrook
I know that there is a God because of all his creations. Who else but God could have created this beautiful earth and all the animals, trees, flowers, etc. Who else but God could have created the heavens, the sun, the moon and all the stars. I know that these things did not just happen but that They were created by God. Show more Show less