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Hi I'm Shelan

I'm a small town girl who loves to exercise and train. I´m a missionary in Argentina! I'm a Mormon. (:

About Me

I am a proud daughter, sister, and aunt (three nieces and two nephews!). I attend a university, where I am studying exercise physiology. For the future, I simply plan on teaching weight training/P.E., coaching softball, and possibly training in my free time. I can get competitive in just about any sport, and I enjoy spending time playing games and laughing with my friends and family. During high school, I had considered being an exchange student but chose not to; the idea of serving a mission at age 21 briefly crossed my mind at that time. I had several years to think about it, but during the winter of 2011, the idea truly came alive. I was confused as to why I was needing to decide almost three years prior to my ideal availability date. However, for some reason, I felt I needed to make the decision then and to begin preparing immediately. Ten months after deciding that I wanted to serve, a miraculous announcement was made. Through divine revelation, President Thomas S. Monson had announced that young men would now be able to serve at the age of 18, and young women who had the desire to serve could now serve at age 19--effective immediately. The Lord knows our needs, and He knows perfectly as to what will help us throughout life. He prepared me and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. In response, he blessed me with the opportunity to carry out those dreams! I promptly sent in my mission papers, and I am so excited to be serving the Argentine people in the Mendoza Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always said that my true "passion" is rather simple: Happiness. This is what I strive to be, and I do my best to share it with others. I was born into the LDS church and baptized at age 8, like many others. But what keeps me here? Why am I so grounded in this faith? Because this gospel and the church bring my true, everlasting happiness. It enables me to be exalted for my achievements and permission to repent and do better when I make a mistake. I have seen the truths of the gospel change lives, and I have experienced it in my own life. We live life to continually grow and to live with our Father in Heaven again. We live life to find joy amongst our trials. This church fulfills my truest passion. Absolute Happiness.

How I live my faith

Although I have graduated and moved beyond the realm of teenage years, I have always seen myself working with this age group throughout my life--specifically the young women. Throughout the church, I try to always be close with these girls. I live my faith by showing my love, beliefs, and knowledge to those I love and care about. I live my faith by serving the Lord, including the many wonderful young women who have influenced my life and vice versa. The way I am living my faith currently is through the calling of missionary work. I have been given a name badge, declaring myself as a missionary de La Iglesa de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días. I have been called to preach to the world of His truth and goodness. I will share the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and show the Argentine people the happiness He brings. Ultimately, I try to live my faith by being an example that my Heavenly Father is proud of. I hope others can see the happiness in me, so they can strive to have that, as well.