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Hi I'm Cherish

I am a high school teacher. I grew up in Hawaii and am happily married in Oregon. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am convert to the church. I was 16 when I was baptized. I grew up playing soccer competitively year round. I played in college, coached at this college for a few years, and now I help with the high school programs where I teach mathematics. I also enjoy playing volleyball, Settlers of Catan, and pretty much any board game. My husband and I have a beautiful mastador. This is my very first pet. It has been challenging, but he is so much fun. I understand now why my parents did not allow us to have pets while we were growing up. We were never home to be able to care for one like they need.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church when I was born. I do not know all of the details, but when I was 4 years old they were divorced. My dad's side of the family are members of the church, So I grew up with a basic understanding of what it meant to be a "Mormon". My mother did not follow the teachings of the gospel, so I was able to play soccer on Sundays. It wasn't until I was about 15 that my siblings and I began to go to church on our own. It was just the three of us. I decided to be baptized when I was 16, but I wasn't truly converted at that time. I attended school in Oregon where I continued to play soccer and make new friends. Some of these friends are active members of the church. I can't say that during my time in college that I had a strong testimony of the church. Sure I attended sacrament, went to a few activities, and prayed once in a while, but I was just going through the motions. I finally graduated from college and was left wandering aimlessly. One day I thought about what my life would be like 10 years from then, and I knew then and there that I wanted to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It wasn't an easy road to get there. I struggled, fell off the path, and felt independent. I believe Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. It is never on our time, but His. I have a strong testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church on this earth. I am grateful for the Plan of Salvation, that I can live with my family forever as long as we keep the commandments and be active members. I leave this testimony with in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I enjoy participating in events at the school I teach at. These include athletic events, performing arts, philanthropic activities and the everyday humdrum of life. Some of these students are ones I work with at church. I enjoy the opportunities I have to help mentor the youth of our church and community. These young men and women are the future and deserve every opportunity in the world. I support them in all of their faithful endeavors.