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Hi I'm Shayna Ridley

I'm a missionary, I love dancing, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California. I am the baby of 5. I have 3 older brothers and 1 sister and the most adorable nieces and nephews. My family means the world to me. I love the beach and running. I love quoting movies and relating music to life. I think farts are funny and I love Friday night football. It is what I get for growing up with a house full of boys. I toured Canada with a dance company and have been dancing ever since I could remember. I am a CNA and studying to be a nurse. However, I thought it would be more meaningful to serve an 18 month mission for my Savior Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to be serving the Lord as a full time missionary and to meet new people everyday. I am super shy so it has stretched me to become the person God knows I can be. I hope that I can do all I can to serve the Lord and the people in South Carolina with all my heart. As I have lost myself in the work of the Lord I have come to find myself in a sense I never have before. Serving a mission is the best decision I ever made!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14 I heard the story about Joseph Smith and it touched my heart. He was my same age and felt the same way that he did. He wanted to know which of all the churches was right and so he prayed to God to find out and received a miraculous answer. I thought if God could answer his prayer he can surely answer mine. As I knelt down in prayer an overwhelming feeling came to my heart and I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God through the power of the Holy Ghost. I knew that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and they called him to be a prophet in these days to bring back the same exact church that Jesus Christ established while he was on the earth. It makes complete sense to me that God called prophets in ancient times so why would He not do the same today? Since that day I prayed I changed and I am happier. I am mormon because I know this is Christ's church and it brings me so much joy to be apart of it. I will forever be grateful to have this knowledge in my life because it makes my life easier. I know some people think of it is a list of donts but I view it as a list of blessings :)

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to do better each and every day and following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. I currently am a full time missionary and I live my faith by talking to everyone and inviting others to come unto Christ everyday.