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Hi I'm Shelby

I grew up in sunny California. I have a passion for traveling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a BYU student majoring in History. I absolutely love reading and I really enjoy visiting art galleries and museums. I was able to study abroad in London and travel throughout Europe-- both of which were absolutely incredible experiences. My family is the single most important thing in the world and I love visiting home. I was lucky enough to grow up by the beach and have spent many summers playing in the sand. I also enjoy skiing, dancing, and spending time with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. I have found greater happiness by living Gospel principles and striving to be closer to Him than I have found through anything else. I grew up in the church but through several specific personal experiences, I have come to develop my own testimony of my Savior and of His church that is independent of anyone else's. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet chosen by God to restore the true church of Christ on this Earth today. I know that modern revelation exists and that God speaks through our modern-day prophet Thomas S. Monson. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have that families can be together forever and that we can all return to heaven together one day. I love this church and I know it to be true and can say so honestly with my whole heart!

How I live my faith

Teaching Primary kids (ages 4 to 7) in London was one of my favorite callings! I have also participated in service and visiting teaching committees. In October 2012, I received a mission call and in a week, I will embark on an 18-month journey to a foreign country to preach the Gospel and share my beliefs while serving others!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mormons are not required or forced to serve missions... It is a choice and a privilege to be able to show our love for others and the Gospel by sharing our secret to happiness with others! People from all over the world (usually ages 18 to 21 or retired seniors) choose to serve missions and they go wherever the Church calls them. Show more Show less