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Hi I'm Cherie

I grew up in south Georgia, but now live in the north Georgia mountains. I'm a retired teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After spending many years as a stay-at-home mom with six daughters, I entered the work world as a public relations professional. Years later, I became a middle school teacher. Recently, I retired and am now carving out a new life filling my time with worthwhile activities. My hobbies are spending time with my grandchildren, working out, reading, and hospice work. I also was recently elected District 2 Chairperson for the Union County Republican Party. I can't see what is happening in our country and not do something...

Why I am a Mormon

My only son, Todd, died 1 1/2 days after birth. Before I could leave the hospital, my minister visited me and said my son needed to be christened or he would go to purgatory. I said, "Why?" He said we are all born in sin, because of the sin of Adam. As a result, it was necessary to cleanse my deceased son of his sin. I never attended that church again. From that point forward, I studied all the world religions wanting to know what they would say about my son's fate. After Todd's death and burial, we moved to South Korea. My husband, was a helicopter pilot who received orders to go there rather than Vietnam. While in Korea, I volunteered to work in the Army base's dental clinic. In time, I learned one of the dentists was a Mormon. I had never met a Mormon. One day, I asked him, "What would your church say happened to my baby who died?" He said, "Just a minute..." and walked away. When he returned, I noticed he had a black book in his hand. Quickly, he opened the book and said, "Read this." In the scripture, it said that children who die before the age of accountability have no need for baptism. They are innocent and are alive in Christ. Further, he also answered three basic questions I and probably all human beings have: (1) Where did I come from? (2) Why am I here? (3) Where am I going after this life? It took 10 minutes of his time, and altered my life. I read the Book of Mormon. Had a powerful witness of the truthfulness of the restoration, and now look forward to being reunited with my son after this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in different capacities. In the 41 years I've been a member, I've served as a Primary teacher (Ages 3-11), a Young Women's teacher (Ages 12-18), a Relief Society counselor (LDS Women's Organization), and Visiting Teacher (Assigned to make monthly visits to assigned female members).