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Hi I'm C. Shalene Beyer

I grew up in a military family. I love music, art, and books. I'm a Mormon and I'm just like you.

About Me

I am one of those who is quiet until you get to know me. I don't like to hang out in big crowds as I prefer to be in smaller gatherings. I love my family. Above everything else (except God of course) my family is most important. I don't like the turn the school system has taken so we homeschool our children. I have a difficult at times autistic 6 year boy, a never sits still - ever - 5 year girl and an off in her own world most of the time 3 year girl and having them at home with me being able to teach them myself is the greatest blessing. My husband is a saint because he manages to tolerate all of my crazy while dealing with his own problems.My life isn't perfect but with my family I have everything I need.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert. I became a Mormon because to me it made sense. It makes sense that there should be prophets upon the earth. Prophets who tell us what God wants us to do and how he wants these things to be done. Who can help us interpret the things of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I fell away from my faith when I was about 17 and didn't find it again until I was 24. Even then I had some questions that I couldn't find the answers for. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I have found the things I searched for. The sense of family in the LDS Church is amazing and their acceptance of other people is incredible. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from they are willing to give you a chance.

How I live my faith

I love to help people. I love to be the person that everyone comes to with their burdens. I'm a very good listener. Within my Branch I hold the title of "Visiting Teacher Coordinator". This means I check up on other Sisters and make sure that they visit with the people "assigned" to them. In the church every Sister takes care of every other Sister. We visit with each other and make sure no one gets lost in the crowd. I hand out Pass-a -Long cards and talk to people about my faith. I have been baptized for almost a year and have helped a a person realize that Latter Day Saints were worth being a part of. I also attend as many of the church functions as possible. The only time I miss church is if I or my children are sick. I think of the the people within my branch as my family.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

C. Shalene Beyer
I have had difficulty understanding this term myself so let me tell you what I have learned. A testimony is the story of how you came to the understanding that you were in the right place when you learned and came to believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and that the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one true Church and that it is where you belong no matter how long it took you to get there. A testimony is ever changing the more you learn, grow and become stronger and closer to your own faith and God. Show more Show less