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Hi I'm shenny

I grew up in Texas. My life was changed for the better because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an older sister of six. I LOVE to read and learn about new places. When I attend college, I plan on studying cultural anthropology. I enjoy learning new languages and hope to one day speak Spanish, Italian, and French fluently. Also, I plan on taking Polynesian dance classes and boxing courses. I love animals and live on a farm. To me, having an occupation outside would be a dream come true. I can play the flute as well and really like listening to music.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow with a particular religion. My grandmother was Catholic,and I believe my dad is baptist. My mother was an inactive member of the LDS Church. No one ever really said anything, I just felt that there must be a God somewhere who knows and cares about us. Before my family and I moved, I really did not know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints even existed. My mother's membership was something that

How I live my faith

I go out with the missionaries regularly and enjoy meeting new people. I plan on serving a mission at the end of October.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Our bodies are gifts, vessels that hold our spirits. They allow us to live here on earth and go through our many trials. Our bodies are also made in the likeness of our Heavenly Father. When we honor our bodies, we honor our Heavenly Father and show that we are thankful for this opportunity to come to earth and gain eternal knowledge. When we take care of our bodies, we feel better, act better, and think better. By having a healthy body, our spirits are allowed to prosper. Likewise, when our bodies suffer, so do our spirits. I like to think of an old lamp. The flame is our spirit and the glass is our physical bodies. If we do not keep the glass clean and free from dirt and soot, it is difficult for the flame to illuminate the room. Being clean and well-kept means that the radiance of your spirit is free to shine and illuminate others' lives. People are allowed to see the true you. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Missions are voluntary. It is a chance to serve our fellow men and our Heavenly Father. Because of this, a lot of people jump at the opportunity to serve. It is a high honor to be worthy to serve the Lord and help our brothers and sisters. Ever since my family and I joined the Church two years ago, I have wanted to serve a mission. I wanted to help others with their temporal and spiritual progression. The missionaries had brought the gospel into my home and helped us discover our divine purposes here on this earth. It was this example and the burning testimony that blazed within my heart that drove my desire to do the same for others. I wanted to help bring the light of Christ into their homes and see them prosper in the gospel. I received my mission call in June and am waiting to enter the Mexico City Missionary Training Center, where I will be trained for six weeks, and then sent to serve the people of the San Pedro Sula mission in Honduras. I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)) Show more Show less