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Hi I'm Sheldon

I enjoy performing and using my talents to meet new people and gain greater love for God's children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently studying Musical Theater and plan to pursue a career in that field. I love it so much because I feel like it not only makes me a better person, but because I've seen how music can change people's lives and bring us together. Though I put most of my time into rehearsals and practice, I also love cooking and planning big events. I am the oldest of 5 girls and I am so happy that families are forever so I can be together with them and my parents and my future family for eternity. I am fascinated by learning new things and meeting new people. I dream of being able to travel often with the intention of learning about new cultures, trying new food, making great friends and of course, spreading the gospel. One day I want to be able to go to 3rd world countries and teach women about health and their divine qualities, let them know that every girl is a princess, as well as being able to perform all over the globe. I believe that thoughts become things. If you involve God in your decisions and constantly have positive affirmations and goals, you are capable of achieving any dream no matter how steep the climb. My other interests include painting, camping, cosmetology, world religions, writing, sewing, nature, snow, movies and Elvis Presley. My ultimate goal in life is to become a better version of myself a little bit everyday, and help others do the same so we can all one day return home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a loving home with parents who raised me in the gospel. While some may look at this detail and think that that is why I am a Mormon, they would only be partially correct. Yes, I am extremely grateful to have been raised in the church. I have always known where I lived before I came to Earth and where I will be going when I die. But my personal conversion came because of my desire to do what is right and use my agency to determine what "right" is. Through prayer, observation, study and personal revelation, I came to the conclusion that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's church on this earth today. It makes me happy. I know that God loves us, that He is our Father and He knows us personally and communicates with us through prayer. I know Christ, our brother, suffered and atoned for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, and because of that great sacrifice, we can repent of our sins, be comforted through our hardships and return home to live with Him and our Heavenly Father someday. I know that God restored this church through His prophet Joseph Smith. I know that story can seem unbelievable, but so can every other miracle that God has performed, regardless, I know it is true. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet today. I know that he receives revelation from God for the members of the church. I know that the Temple is a place we can go to to be closer to our Father and feel the peace the gospel brings. through the ordinances performed in the Temple, our families, through the generations WILL be together forever. By doing the little things, the simple commandments, we become more like our Savior.I testify that God our father and His son and Jesus Christ live and that They love each one of us. Though on a scale of the universe we are nothing, to God we are everything. This gospel is beautiful!!! I love my Heavenly Father. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to make everyone I come in contact with a little bit better than they were before our encounter. I believe that God's children are His most cherished creations and because of that I try to avoid being unkind or gossiping about others. I want to be fully committed to all of my beliefs and practices. In the church we have a lot of rules and guidelines given to us to keep us safe and to bring us closer to Christ and our Heavenly Father. While I believe in the virtue of obedience, I also believe that one should study out and gain a personal testimony of why he chooses to do what he does. I am currently in a ward completely comprised of single adults. In this ward my calling is to be a Gospel Doctrine instructor. I have loved teaching because I have gained a greater understanding of our Savior and his love for us. While it is a bit intimidating to teach the gospel to your peers, I feel like we learn and grow together as we study the scriptures and find new insights. One of the things I have been working on lately is smiling more. The gospel makes me happy and as I am constantly in contact with others, I want them to know of the joy that the knowledge of our Eternal Father and his plan for us brings me.