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Hi I'm Selima

I was raised in the Church. I'm a wife, a mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be outdoors and trying to live an active lifestyle, including swimming, cycling, kayaking, kite flying, etc. I enjoy trying new things and going new places. I love to travel and see different cultures. I also love to sew and bake. I have a degree in Human Biology, and I hope to be a secondary school teacher once my children are old enough to go to school. When I was 22 my father died of prostate cancer. I spent the last 3 months of his life as a primary carer. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with my father over that time, and appreciate that unique opportunity to get to know my father better. I married at 25, and I have a great husband who works hard all day so I can play all day! I'm a stay at home Mum. I have a son, who is full of energy, which is just the way I like it. I hope to have more children. I've always wanted to be a mother, and I really do love my son, he's such a character and I love seeing him learn and grow, but being a full time Mum can be tiring, I sometimes miss my old job as a personal assistant!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe it's all true and it makes me happy. Along with my four sisters and one brother, my parents took me to church each week. I learned about the gospel and it's teachings through my church attendance, through personal scripture study, from my siblings and from the other activities I attended whilst growing up. There comes a point in each person's life when they need to make up there own mind about why they do or do not go to church. I suppose this happened in my teenage years, where I began to realise just how different I was from my friends, in my choice of activities, language and clothes. I tried to fit in with them in some ways, but soon realised that the lifestyle I ultimately wanted did not fit in with theirs and I had to begin to choose my friends more wisely. I've always found it difficult to pinpoint exactly when I gained my testimony and that's because it didn't ever happen over night. It happened slowly and over time as I understood what the scriptures were teaching, I believed what my teachers were saying without doubt, and I knew that prayer worked and that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. I couldn't ever not be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it's who I am, and who I will always be. I have been challenged, but I have been blessed.

How I live my faith

I attend Church at least once a week, on Sunday, but also on a Wednesday evening where I am a leader in the youth programme of the Church, and often on a Thursday when evening activities are put on for the women to enjoy and learn from. As part of my responsibilities within the youth programme I help organise and attend weekly activities, which can involve acts of service, fundraising, teaching, & learning new skills, baking, crafting or just some crazy fun. I have developed friendships with the young girls in our area, and often regard them as the little sisters I never had. We give each other advise and enjoy doing what we do. I regularly visit with other members in our area where we get to know each other and again offer help, advise, friendship and encouragement. I often attend activities with other members in our local area as a family, whether this may be a walk in the countryside, pancake breakfast or perform together in a comical play.