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Hi I'm Shanara

I am a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want to bring others closer to Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am currently serving my LDS mission in the South Carolina Columbia Mission. I absolutely love teaching others the gospel and making friends wherever I go. Being a missionary has helped me grow as I help others grow closer to Christ. I was born and raised in the great state of Utah and absolutely love the mountains. I have had many trials and afflictions in my lifetime. The most difficult thing I experienced was the death of my mother. My mother passed away January of 2014 of a brain aneurysm and it really changed my life. It was my junior year of high school and my brother was on his mission at the time in the Mississippi Jackson mission, so it was just my dad and I for almost a year. Grief soon overtook me and I felt alone and shattered. The only thing I had to rely on was the atonement of Jesus Christ, knowing that he died and lives again gives me hope. I was not strong enough to go through this trial on my own I had to turn to Christ even when I didn't want to. He truly carried me in my hardest times the times where I couldn't breathe because of my pain and sorrow. Following the teachings and the commandments of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the way to feel true peace and joy in this life. God is there for you at all times turn to him and you will find solace in your greatest pains.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints has blessed my life in numerous ways throughout my life, one of those great blessings is priesthood authority. Having the priesthood authority or power of God here on earth has enabled me to be baptized in Christs name, to receive the Holy Ghost, to partake of the blessings of the temple, and to get blessings of comfort and peace. Another gospel truth that has been extra meaningful to me is the atonement of Jesus Christ, he suffered for all of our sins and pains so that we might feel peace in this life through him. I am a member of this church because it is centered around Jesus Christ and by my membership I have built a special relationship with him.

How I live my faith

Choosing to live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ has to start with having faith in the commandments that have been set before us. Commandments are here to protect us and help us feel joy in this life. Everyday I have to make decisions to do what is right and to follow Christ , it isn't always easy to make that choice but when I do choose to follow my beliefs I always feel so much happier. I try to make my faith in Jesus Christ show in all that I do and say. By following the example of Jesus Christ I also follow my convictions.