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Hi I'm Sheila P Stevenson

Hi, I'm a retired high school science teacher. My husband and I are converts and joined the Church in September of 1970.

About Me

I am a breast cancer survivor and a retired high school science teacher. Now that I am retired, I love teaching my Primary girls and watching my grandchildren. My husband and I moved after retirement so that we could be closer to our daughters, and grandchildren. We also have wonderful sons-in-law! As my husband was in the Army for 20 years, we have moved many times. The gospel has always been there for us, and just like in our ward now, the teachings of the Church have always been the same. We have been priviledged to serve in many callings. Currently in addition to working in our Ward, we also get to be Temple workers. Serving in the Temple is a wonderful calling. Reference Psalm 84:10 being a doorkeeper in the house of God is a wonderful privilege. I have a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My testimony has given me the faith to pull through many difficult experiences. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Retirement is a wonderful opportunity not only to serve but to learn. I have always wanted to play the piano and now have the time to take lessons and practice. I also volunteer part-time for a national non-profit organization that teaches leadership, business and social skills to college women. I love the 13th Article of Faith--'whatsoever things are virtuous, lovely or of good report we seek after these things.'

Why I am a Mormon

As the missionaries presented the lessons to us--the gospel made sense and was fair. We know that God loves all his children regardless of where or when they lived. He has provided a way that all may return to live with Him. Knowing that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real, corporeal beings gives me the strength to live the Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us to do our best and His atonement provides the rest. What we do does matter to our Heavenly Father. He really loves each of us.

How I live my faith

Throughout my church membership--over 40 years--I have had many callings. I have led music, and taught classes for many age groups. Currently I work with 9-11 year old girls--teaching a Sunday class and leading a monthly activity. My husband and I have always thought it very important to attend Church regularly, read the scriptures and have family prayer. Family home evening was also very important. We have seen our daughters remain faithful members of the church. We are now privileged to watch our grandchildren progress in the gospel.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sheila P Stevenson
Of course we believe we are equal. We have different roles in life and all have individual talents and strengths to help each other through life. Show more Show less