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Hi I'm Shelley

I grew up in Dayton, Ohio. I am an Air Force wife that has gotten to travel all over the country and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 3 girls and 1 boy. I was a dental hygienist for 20 years and love talking with people. I enjoy running, and working out in the yard.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving family but it was missing something I wanted desperately, religion and knowledge of Jesus Christ. I went to many different kinds of churches but none of them "felt right" to me. I went to church(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) with a friend and his family. I had been searching for the truth and I knew that day that what I was hearing was the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I was taught about Joseph Smith and how he struggled with knowing which church was the correct church just like me and how he prayed to know which church was true and that I too could ask the same question in prayer and would receive an answer and I did. I also learned that families can be together forever, that marriages can be for all time and eternity and not just "till death do you part". I had found true happiness and joy. My life was good before I joined the church but it is better since I was baptized. My life has meaning and purpose now and I am very grateful for the knowledge of knowing I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally and His son, Jesus Christ, who died for me.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed teaching the youth of the church and I am currently overseeing that the spiritual, physical as well as emotional needs of the women at church are being met. I love having the opportunity to give back to the women what has been given to me so many times, love and friendship.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Being prepared for emergencies such as bad weather that may cause you to lose power for several days or weeks is essential when trying to take care of yourself and/or your family. Having enough food storage and other essentials allows you to continue living a normal or as close to normal as possible. There are many other instances where being self reliant comes in handy such as the loss of a job. Knowing that you can still provide food for your family in trying times allows comfort when trying to better your circumstances. Show more Show less