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Hi I'm Shae

I am currently in college and preparing to serve a mission in Peru. I know Jesus Christ lives. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sophomore in college, studying social work with a minor in art. I used to be an art major, but found that my goal of helping people could better become a reality for me by going into social work. I hope to use art therapy with future clients. My favorite kind of art to do is charcoal portraits. I've also liked to play sports, and learned a couple years ago that I love tennis. I've played fastpitch softball and tennis for my schools and in clubs. I like to think I'm a funny person, but I'm probably only funny to myself... I'm the oldest of five kids, so naturally I like to be in charge of things. I could probably exercise a little (or a lot) more than I currently do. Above all, I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and that is what directs how i try to live my life and why I do the things I do. My membership to this church is the most important thing you can know about me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were both Mormons. My dad had come from a family who wasn't active in the church, but he had decided to serve a mission, which strengthened his testimony of this gospel. My mom was Catholic when she met my dad in college, but over the course of about six years, she gained a testimony of this gospel and was baptized as a member. There isn't a single event in my life that I would consider my conversion story; I've gained my testimony of this gospel throughout many experiences of my life. One of these was the first time I read the Book of Mormon. I was about twelve years old, and the prophet of the church at that time (Gordon B. Hinckley) issued a challenge to all Mormons to read or reread the Book of Mormon. I remember that when I finished the Book, I was filled with the assurance that it was not like any other book I'd ever read, and that it was something that God had sent to the earth. Because I knew this was true in my heart, I started gaining testimony of all the things this church offers its members: the Restoration of the true church by Joseph Smith, tithing, temples, personal revelation, missionary work, and so on. Little by little, I have been assured, even in my times of doubt and questioning, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is exactly that: Jesus Christ's church. I couldn't doubt the confirmations I've had of this even if I tried.

How I live my faith

I am currently a visiting teaching supervisor in my ward. This means that I encourage the ladies in our ward to become friends with one another, especially with the girls they are assigned to visit teach. The purpose of visiting teaching is to create a warm and friendly environment among the women in the church, and to make sure everyone feels loved and taken care of in time of need. Being able to participate in this program has shown me that our Heavenly Father cares deeply about his daughters. I am also involved in a Sunday school class that teaches us how find the records of our ancestors and connect with them. Through doing this, I have further realized the importance of family and the necessity for us to seek out our ancestors.