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Hi I'm Annette Shiley

I live in Bentonville Arkansas. I own a wedding cake shop and teach several musical instruments. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am twenty eight years old college graduate. I play the cello, violin, piano, organ, sing, guitar, and the harmonica. I love to paint draw, play volleyball and fence. I am a wedding cake shop owner as well.I love nature, the outdoors, and my family. I am married with a two year old son and I am currently expecting our second child. My two year old son was just diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two months ago and my husband has Celiac disease.

Why I am a Mormon

True and real happiness come from living the teachings of Mormonism. Real confidence and real joy come from it. There are so many things in the world that tell us that they have the answer for happiness but the happiness they promise is very temporary and does not last long. I feel like this religion makes me complete. That I have all the answers and if I don't know something I know where to go for my answers.

How I live my faith

I play the organ at church and volunteer at assisted Living Centers where I play different instruments once a week for there enjoyment. I am a Boy Scouts of America volunteer, and volunteer my time in helping fellow members of my congregation.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Annette Shiley
Many prophets and apostles wrote and bore their testimonies of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith by the power of God translated the book. I know that when a person reads the book really seeking to know if it came from Heavenly Father they will know it by the power of the Holy Ghost. The beauty off it all is that one can ask Heavenly Father if it was written by Holy Prophets or if it was written by an imposter. It can only be known if a person reads it and studies it with real intent not just mere curiosity. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Annette Shiley
It is kind of like a club but it is much more rewarding. In Relief Society you will find true friends, women that really care about you and your family. It is being surrounded by amazing women and learning so much about different things. Things from homemaking skills, to how to change a tire. It is the best organization around! Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Annette Shiley
The bible talks about a 'falling away' both in the old and new testaments. Jesus himself told his disciples that there would be a "falling away". When Jesus was killed the apostles continued to teach his pure gospel until one by one they were killed. The gospel truths began to be distorted and unclear. People began to be selective in what they preached. Unfortunately many plain and precious truths in the bible were removed by wicked men or left out. We love the bible and adore it! We need the bible! We are also grateful that God gave another witness to help clarify the Bible which is the Book of Mormon. Both are important books and both are needed to understand the fullness of truth. Both teach us about Jesus Christ and how we can return to live with him and our Heavenly Father someday. Show more Show less