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Hi I'm Sheila

I developed a children's community centre, I am a Mormon.

About Me

After living a very traumatic and disruptive life with no where to call home; I have a birth mother but do not see her. I met and married the father of my son, Ben, we moved several times but eventually lived in a council house where I developed a children's community centre on a council estate. The estate itself was known for it's loutish behaviour. I met the church whilst doing this, I felt my family had come to me and I knew I had found my home. I met people who thought the same as me; all my life i gave to others before myself, I did not think I deserved something over someone else's need. My hobbies are cooking and reading but most of all I love people. I have two children one of whom has Downs syndrome. I live on my own and have recently started my own cleaning business which is going very well. I love animals and have a soft heart when it comes to anyone or anything, animal or human, unfortunately this means I have two cats which are rescued, (I would prefer a dog) but do not have the time to walk it and I am out of the flat all day so this would not be fair.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the right thing to do. The Book Of Mormon is so true, it tells us of things that we need to know today to live our life safely and cleanly. The most important thin g for me is the fact that Joseph Smith saw two figures, God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, to me this means they are separate from the Holy Ghost/Spirit so they are three. Whilst growing up I was taught that the God Head was one. Also we receive revelation that helps us to remain safe, Our Father looks after us by giving revelation, I need this revelation, personal and from our Prophet. I know that God speaks to me through the Holy Ghost that He hears me and answers me, He is there when I reach out to Him, just like any Father would be for his child.

How I live my faith

1. I live church principles and doctrine as best I can all the time. 2. I helped start a Food Bank in my area and still support this now even though I am working full time. I miss the hands on of the food bank, I used to work 14 hours each week packing parcels and organising the foods, helping people, listening to them and just giving them a smile, it makes life worth living. 3. I work with the homeless in a daily drop in centre where these people can come and have a warm, wash and change of clothes and most important a hot meal. This has led to me working with the other churches in my area to open a weekly café which offers free food and clothing to the homeless, lonely and less well off. 4. I teach in Primary which I have to admit is challenging for me and I help organise fun events for the brothers and sisters in my church, which of course is open to everyone at no cost. The Panto we did saw a lot of non members who really enjoyed the experience. 5. I love visiting my sisters with our Visiting Teaching programme, this gives me a chance to get to know my sisters better and help them where I can. Most of all it gives me a chance to bear my testimony. I am not very good at going every month visiting teaching since my business took off so well.