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Hi I'm Cherie

I was born in Las Vegas but grew up all over. I have been a graphic designer, a soldier, a programmer, and a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in California for 27 years but moved back to Utah 10 years ago to be closer to family. I never had any kids of my own but I have loved all my nieces and nephews (nine of them) and was a Camp Fire leader for many, many years, working with kids from kindergarten to high school age. Since being back in Utah, I have worked in my ward's nursery, was an assistant leader for Cub Scouts, taught Sunday School, and I now work with the young women. My nieces and nephews now have children of their own (nine so far) and I feel blessed to have had so many children in my life. For many years I didn't go to church regularly (my first husband was an atheist), but I still considered myself a Mormon. My second husband is a spiritual man and I am so happy to have been sealed to him in the temple so we will have an eternal marriage. Coming back to church has been like coming home, and my ward is the most loving, accepting, and supportive community I could want. It is important to me to be a part of a community, watching out for others, helping others in need, and knowing they will be there for me if I need it. We also take care to help others outside our community on a regular basis. I believe in giving service to others and being Mormon gives me lots of opportunities to do so.

Why I am a Mormon

A short, easy answer would be that I was born and raised in the Church, but that really isn't the whole story. As an adult, I have studied the scriptures and prayed for knowledge of the truth, and this is where I belong. I am grateful to be part of an eternal family that I will reconnect with even after death. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet and restored Christ's church on this earth, but even if I didn't know that, this is the best way to live that I know, and the surest way to happiness.

How I live my faith

I have been thinking about what it means to be a disciple of Christ. For me, it means that I try to always do the loving thing, to not take offense, to be always ready to lend a helping hand, to treat everyone I meet with respect and kindness, to forgive easily and forget wrongs. I find that the better I get to know someone, the easier it is to love him or her. I am active in my church community, now working with the young women primarily but also helping out wherever else I can.