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Hi I'm Shelby

I grew up in Northern Colorado, I am the only member in my family, I am a student, I love animals and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northern Colorado. My parents have been divorced since I was five and I spent a lot of time with my grandparents and moving around. During school I learned to play the violin and after I graduated things went downhill. I told my friend that I wanted to go to church but I didn't know where to go but she invited me to go with her. My first day at the LDS church brought me a lot of joy and happiness and I learned for the first time in 18 years how to get closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. A few weeks later I prayed to my newly found Father in Heaven if the Book of Mormon was true and my answer came that night, I already knew it in my heart. It took me a few months to get baptized because my father wasn't pleased with me going to a Mormon church let alone joining one. After joining the church I moved in with my friend from the ward and her parents, they were the most incredible blessing and showed me just what it means to be a family! I am currently at BYU-Idaho for school and its my second semester, it is a great atmosphere but I had a lot of trials my friend semester that led me to me a certain someone. We are engaged now and I am so grateful for everything that led up to this point in my life and for the knowledge of eternal families!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert, I joined the church because of the plainness and simplicity of the gospel and the love it put back inside me. I learned so much my first day at church that I wanted to know more. There were a lot of great truths and principles that gave me a firm testimony of the Savior and his love for us all. The temple and the covenants we make with our Heavenly Father keep my mind on the Savior everyday. This church and its teachings and truths made me want and desire more than anything to become a better person. I wanted to find someone that would desire these same things so that I could raise a family in this world with the help of the gospel so that they knew what they could do and who they could turn to during hard times and struggles. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life or where I was going but now my eyes have been opened to so much more! I am going to school to do what I love and to work with animals, I have found someone who loves the gospel and loves me more than I could've imagined and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be married for all eternity and to raise a family with!

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many different ways! First off, I live my faith to get closer to my Heavenly Father and I do that by praying throughout the day, reading my scriptures daily, going to church every Sunday and renewing my covenants that I made with my Father in Heaven and it reminds me that I need to remember Jesus Christ in everything I do and that if I do that faithfully and diligently that I will be blessed with the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is a great guidance and strength in my life each day, reminding me what the important things are in life! I have served in a few different positions in the church helping out with activities and helping out with service projects. Serving is such a great way to show your love and compassion towards everyone! I love how much the leaders of the church guide us to do the things that are right and ask us to help out if we can to grow and create a family at church as well. I also like to spend my time watching Mormon message videos because they are uplifting and bring the Spirit.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Shelby
Family is so important to Mormons because of the love and support they can provide. The temple is a great reminder of the importance of families because we get to be sealed with our families forever. It doesn't end in this life. These truths and covenants make the home a place of refuge for you to go to be safe from the world. It is a comfort to know during difficult times as well that we will always be with them no matter what happens in this life if you are living the standards. Families are being diminished in the world these days and it is meaning less and less, as it gets worse, the church will focus on it more and more. We can't give up on such an amazing gift, give your family a little more and focus on what is really important for them! Show more Show less