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Hi I'm Shelly

I'm a college student. I've lived in China. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to hang out with friends, listen to music, read, and knit. I enjoy watching Korean shows. I enjoy dancing, but I'm not the best at it. I really enjoy learning about different cultures, and learning foreign languages. I love eating all kinds of foods, and experiencing many different things. I am a college student. Earlier this year I took a break from school to volunteer to teach English in China.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this doctrine contains the fullness of all things. It has been set up just like Christ's church when He lived on the earth. I have grown up in the Mormon faith, and at times I have questioned if this is the kind of life I wanted to live. Was I just doing this because it is what my parents expected of me, or was it something I actually wanted for myself. With all these thoughts running through my head I decided to kneel down and pray to God about my concerns. Every time I did this I would feel comfort and peace that the way I was living, and the things I have been taught were correct, and that I should continue to live that way. I love the power of prayer, and for the connection I am able to have with God. I know that this gospel is the only way to experience happiness, and a way for us to live with our Heavenly Father again. I know that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the gospel back on the earth. When Jesus and all of the apostles died men corrupted the true principles of the gospel. It was necessary for Joseph Smith to receive revelation from God to bring the fullness of the gospel back on the earth. Through Joseph Smith the Priesthood was restored back to the earth. The power of God (the priesthood) is given to all worthy males to bless the lives of others. I know that to be true, because I have seen the blessings the priesthood brings. I know that there is a living prophet today to receive revelation from the Lord. It does not make sense to me that we wouldn't have prophets on the earth today. There were prophets in the Bible. Does God love His children of old more than us now? The answer is no! He loves all of us equally, and will love us all forever. I am so grateful to know I am a daughter of God, and that he cares about me, and everyone SO much. He wants me to succeed in life. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I love serving in my church. I have helped with leading music, and being a teacher for Sunday classes. For the next 18 months I will be serving as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Prophets wrote the Book of Mormon, just like prophets wrote in the Bible. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It goes hand in hand with the teachings found in the Bible. Show more Show less