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Hi I'm Shelley

I'm an Oregonian. I love to read, craft, and run. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Oregon and I love the Pacific North West. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ since I was little. I have an amazing family with their own quirks and personalities. I love them and I am so grateful for the knowledge that families can be together forever. I have been attending college and loving it. I am a runner and will read novels all day long. I am excited to be serving a mission for the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that it is where I am supposed to be. I am sincerely blessed to have the gospel my entire life. I know that some people may think I am a Mormon because of my parents and in part they are right. My parents have brought me up in the gospel and it has been their example that has helped me to know that this is truly Christ's Church. I will be forever grateful to my parents for giving me the opportunity to know for myself that the church is true. Because of their love I have sought to know if this is the true church and I have received that witness from the Holy Ghost. I know that the Book of Mormon contains the word of God and that it,accompanied by the Bible, testifies of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World. I know that Joseph Smith say God and Jesus in a grove of trees and that through their help and guidance they have established Christ's Church on the Earth. I love going to church and feeling the love that God has for his children. I love being an instrument in his hands by serving others. I am a Mormon because Heavenly Father loved me enough to send his Only Begotten Son to atone for my sins and ultimately to return to be with him someday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the daily things that draw me closer to Christ. I read my scriptures to feel and know the things that I am supposed to do. I pray to cultivate my relationship with the Lord. I try to serve someone everyday even if it is as simple as smiling and saying hello. I try to be an example to those around me. I may not be the stand out among a group of people but I like to show that I know that the gospel is true by living a life like the Savior's. I know I am not perfect but I strive everyday to be better even if others don't know it.