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Hi I'm Sharilyn Peterson Wilson

I am the oldest of 9 siblings, the mother of 8 children, and the grandmother of 20. I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I was the oldest of a large family, I learned to serve daily in my gospel centered home. After graduating from high school, I went to college, danced on a formation ballroom dance team and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Child Development and Family Relations. This schooling helped me raise eight awesome children. My husband and I owned and operated a residential, commercial and new construction cleaning service for 25 years. This gave us the financial stability to send 6 of our children on missions throughout the world like Chile, Russia, Brazil, Oregon, Washington, and Venezuela. Their selfless service greatly blessed our family. After working another 10 years in charter schools, I am happy that my husband and I are now ready to serve a full-time mission in Leeds, England. We will be leaving our 20 terrific grandchildren behind, but we are eager to serve the Lord full time. We know great blessing await our children and grandchildren as we serve. I know the secret to HAPPINESS in life, it is SERVICE!

Why I am a Mormon

I was the oldest of nine siblings. My parents taught me daily how to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and in deed. We would have family prayer each morning and read scriptures, have Family Home Evening once a week, and attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints each Sunday and youth meetings on Wednesday. We give service where it was needed, worked as a family to keep our home clean, and enjoyed fun wholesome recreational activities together. We had a special feeling of family love. We also had a love for our country and our founding fathers and the principles they stood for. We also loved our neighbors and would do service projects. I loved the stability that came into my life from the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew where I came from, why I was here on earth, and where I was going after this life. I knew that families can be forever. I wanted to be good and share the good news of the gospel with others. When it was time for me to marry, I was looking for a man of my same faith who shared these beliefs so we would raise a righteous posterity unto the Lord. I was blessed to find that great man. We have worked hard to create a loving home where the Spirit of the Lord dwells. As a family we strive to shun evil in any form and to build our lives on the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our eight children have also embraced these truths and they are raising our twenty grandchildren to do the same. The legacy of love of God, country and choosing the right is being passed on to the next generation. This brings me great joy! I am so blessed to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to give serve to my church in many ways. I have taught young children beautiful songs about Jesus each week. I have taught children from 3-20 years truths about the Savior's life and ministry. I have also taught mothers how to raise children, build faith in their families, and how to sew, quilt, cook and clean. On one occasion, I was responsible for about 650 women. I worked hard to help them grow spiritually, learn homemaking skills, and be strong women of faith and good works. These great women created 40 beautiful quilts in one day to give to charity. I have also experienced the joy that comes from creating a memorable Christmas for those in need. I have choreographed, created costumes, and taught adults to waltz for 3 different dance festivals. In community, I have donated time to serve on a school committee, sew costumes for a play, collect items for a refuge home, and clean-up weeds and trash where needed. I love giving service!