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Hi I'm Sharman Hafen

My father was in the U.S. Air Force so I lived Peru, Panama, Idaho, Utah, England, Texas, Iran, and Germany. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life. The best part of my life is my family - my husband (married 44 years), my children (two sons and two daughters), my grandchildren (nine grandsons and five granddaughters). We have many family traditions that help keep our family ties strong. Some traditions are very simple - saying all of the prayers (blessing for each meal, morning and evening family prayer,etc) on your birthday. Some traditions are more involved - 4th of July celebration (saving a place along the 4th of July parade route, planning a preparing barbecue for immediate and extended family, and buying squirt bottles for family water fight). I love spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

From the moment I was born, I was blessed to be in a family who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). In fact, my grandparents and great-grandparents were also members of the church. During my formative years, this rich heritage blessed my life and I participated with my family in all aspects of church attendance and church service. Since becoming an adult I have had many quiet, spiritual experiences that have confirmed to me that what I believed and practiced as a child is indeed true. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father, who sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to earth. I know that Jesus Christ willingly suffered and gave His life so that we, His brothers and sisters, would have a chance to repent, be forgiven, and live eternally with our heavenly parents and earthly families. I know that Joseph Smith was given the authority to restore the fullness of the gospel and given the keys to bind families together for eternity. I am so very grateful to have this knowledge for it means that this life has a purpose.

How I live my faith

When you are a Mormon you are given many, many chances to serve other people. During my life, I have been able to serve children, young adults, and women of many ages and circumstances. At times, these chances to serve often feel very daunting. However, despite my many weaknesses, God has always supported and strengthened me sufficiently that I have been able to do whatever I was given the chance to do.