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Hi I'm Gynell Scheel

I am a mother. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and moved to my state of birth, Utah. I have lived there for 34 years. I love the history of Utah and the ingrained history of my ancestors. I am an avid genealogy buff and have served four LDS missions with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

At some point we as Mormons must all be converted to the gospel,even if we have been born in the Church. I was converted thanks to a teacher who taught me lessons of the gospel as a 12 year old. She taught me the gospel with a faithful, forceful spirit that touched my soul. I could never deny the feelings that I felt as I attended those classes. I can remember her name to this day. I will ever be thankful that she took the time to prepare lessons that would bring me to a realization of a true testimony and give me guidence for a lifetime. I later became aquainted with my heritage and my ancestry. I come from eight great grandparents who were pioneers in the early beginings of the church. This was a difficult and strenuous time to join the church and leave homelands to come to what we term Zion. The tenasity and faith they possesed has always strengthened me and added to my testimony. I cannot deny the blessings of my Heavenly Father nor can I ever turn from the prayers He has answered for me. I believe he knows exactly who I am and knows me by my name as He knew Joseph Smith by name as he prayed for answers to his questions of which church was true. Moroni 10:3-5 promises us that if we read the Book of Mormon and ask God with a sincere heart and real intent if these things are true, he will manifest it to us. I have done this very thing and have received my answer do you dare take the challenge?

How I live my faith

I have been a member all my life and come from a long lineage of faithful LDS pioneers. Their testimony has always been important to me because of their faithfulness and fortitude. I have pioneer ancestry that came from England, Scotland, Denmark, and Wales. Some of these ancestors sacrificed much to leave their homelands and become Mormons in Zion. My great grandmother and her two children from Tewkesbury, England were in the ill fated Willie hancart company and made the trek to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1847. Such examples of strength and sacrifice have always been an example in my life. I love learning of them and have research their lines back 9 generations and some back 16 generations. I love serving in the gospel and receiving the challenges of callings in my ward and on our missions. I have been a teacher in the various organizations of the church and edified my testimony by leading as President in all the womens organizations of our Ward and Stake auxilliaries. I have gained a further testimony of the workings of our Savior as a missionary. I have served with my husband in Winnipeg Canada for 18 months, The Church History Library for 18 months, The Conference Center for 3 years and am currently serving in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada for 12 months. We and our family have received many rich blessings as we have served as missionaries. We are hopeful we can make a difference. We have certainly gained choice friendships among our brothers and sisters.