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Hi I'm Shelby

Most of the time you'll find me behind my camera making movies in Arizona, but not anymore. I'm a missionary and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Lights! Camera! Action! That about sums up my life. I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and yes, it's very hot there. I was going to school in Arizona to be a cinematographer and getting my degree in digital arts. I loved doing homework but granted my homework was watching movies and taking pictures so who wouldn't love that! Im a happy country girl that loves to laugh, especially at myself. I always carry a camera with me for those great candid shots of all the funny things I tend to get myself into. I speak in movie quotes and I love life and try to live it to its fullest. So here I am in Rancho Cucamonga, California serving a mission for the Lord! Talk about living life, I love it! I talk to so many people every day and learn about their religious background and culture. I mainly teach people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and help them strengthen their faith in Him. Its been a life changing experience to see people come closer to our Savior and have happiness and joy fill their lives. I know that God lives and has a plan for all of us. He is always there and wants to help us so bad but we must turn to Him first. And as we strengthen our relationship with Him we will see the love He has for us! My name is Shelby and I love movies, laughing, country music, being a servant of the Lord and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church my entire life. I went to church because thats what my parents did. I read scriptures and said my prayers bacause that was what I was taught. But then I started asking why? Why read my scriptures and say my prayers. Is anyone really there? Doing things just because thats what my parents taught me had to stop. I had to find out for myself If God was there and if I wanted to continue this lifestyle. So I did all I could. I started going to church, reading The Book of Mormon and saying my prayers to find answers. To find something that would let me know that God was there and he cared about me. As this became the pattern of my life I noticed I was happy. Doing something everyday to strengthen my relationship with God brought me blessings. My actions in following Christs example made it possible for me to recieve an answer that God loves me and knows me. He has a plan for all of us and His son Jesus Christ is a huge part of that plan. I love being a Mormon and the joy it brings my life. I'm a Mormon because it pushes me to be a good person and try my best every day. It just makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I have learned that faith is an action word. Like The Epistle of James says... faith without works is dead. I live my faith by continually striving to become Christlike. I pray and study the word of God every day. I attend church every Sunday and throughout the week I practice patience, kindness, humility, and diligence in striving to do the right thing. Trust me when I say its not easy but as I strive for these things I feel joy and the love of God. It brings peace and happiness to my life. I live my faith by working everyday!