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Hi I'm Shelly Sullivan

I'm seminary teacher by 6 am, a genealogical indexer & homeschooler by noon, a Zumba instructor by pm and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a stay at home wife and mom and love every minute of it!! I raised 5 children and have two still home in my nest. My husband joined the Air Force when we were newly married and we traveled the world and enjoyed every base we were stationed at, especially meeting so many friends from different walks of life. Being away for 21 years in the military, we finally retired and came back home to Texas, home sweet home!! I have homeschooled all of my children off and on through the years and treasure the time I get to spend with them during the day. I enjoy playing volleyball, softball, dancing, watching movies with my family, playing board games, organizing and planning events, and hanging out with the youth, my favorite people in the world! I'm pretty energetic and love to laugh and be around people that make me laugh!! My husband makes me laugh every day and that's one of the many things I love about him.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in the church, my family and I were taught by the missionaries when I was 14 years old. Though I was baptized at the age of 15, my true conversion wasn't until I was about 23 years old, and still ongoing. I had some really tough times as a teenager, didn't always make the best choices, but I can tell you that the grass IS greener on the side of the Lord. I can testify that though life may seem easier outside this church, it's only a temporary happy or enjoyment. The joy I have felt as I have tried to follow the Savior's example once I began my conversion is worth all the sacrifice and struggles I have faced thus far. Being a Mormon is not a piece of cake, it's a lot of work, especially knowing that people outside of our faith watch us so closely and expect perfection. We are NOT perfect by any means, we make mistakes just like every one else,but we love the Lord so much and acknowledge His hand in all of our blessings and know that the gift of the Atonement is for ALL of us, especially we sinners. I love how the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me feel every day, knowing the sacrifices the Savior made for me in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Cross of Calvary makes me want to be a good wife, a good mother, a good friend, a good neighbor, and especially a good daughter of God. That's the way I can show my gratitude to Him is living my life in accordance with His commandments and keep the covenants I have made with Him. I tremble at the thought of raising my children outside the faith in this day and age, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is wholly about uniting and protecting families and arming us with the necessary tools to fight off the devil and his constant attempts to tear us apart. I am so grateful for my personal testimony of the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, two witnesses of Jesus Christ. I hope you will feel the Holy Spirit touch your heart when you read the Book of Mormon and find out of its truthfulness for yourself!.

How I live my faith

I am privileged each weekday morning to greet many teens at 6 a.m. at our church building to teach them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ!! I honestly feared ever having this responsibility as long as I can remember, I doubted my abilities to teach them what they needed to know. But whom the Lord calls, He qualifies. I absolutely LOVE these teens, sleepy and all!!! It's so amazing that these teenagers faithfully attend a church class every morning for four years at 6 a.m. when most other teenagers are still at home asleep. They all say that starting their day out learning about Jesus Christ helps them deal with the temptations and pressures of the world to make bad choices. I also enjoy being a volunteer for Meals on Wheels every Friday in my community. My daughters help deliver the meals and also get to be involved in caring for the elderly and ensuring they have a healthy lunch each day. I feel so grateful that each Sunday I get to attend a Sunday School class for Spanish speakers and being able to practice my conversational Spanish in a Gospel setting so I can one day hopefully be a missionary in a Spanish speaking country. Sunday is my favorite day of the week!! Not only do I get to attend church for 3 hours and be spiritually nourished, but I get to come home and spend the Sabbath day with my family without outside distractions or activities pulling us away. The adversary is trying to tear families apart and so it's vital that families spend quality time together and that's why we get together one night a week to teach and learn Gospel Principles, counsel with each other, sing hymns, play games and sometimes watch movies. Building strong families is essential if we want to survive the constant attacks of the devil and his followers. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has the answers to help families get through mortality and return to Heaven, just ask a Mormon!!