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Hi I'm Shaeley

Hi! I'm Shaeley. I am a writer. I will be serving the people of the Philippines on an eighteen month mission. I'm a Mormon! :)

About Me

I am a writer! I love reading and writing poetry, and one day hope to get my work published. I enjoy the outdoors and my two puppies! I will be majoring in English when I return from an eighteen month mission in the Philippines.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the little things; little boosts that our Heavenly Father gives us to urge us on when we are down, whether it is a scripture that helps me feel better, or a text from a friend on a bad day. Even when I am learning about a Gospel Principle and I can witness it in action. A lot of LDS members talk about something major that happened in their lives that aided in their conversion. For me it isn't one big thing, but thousands of little things that build my testimony every day. I urge you to look for the little things too, keep your eyes open because this world is riddled with Heavenly Father's fingerprints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the simple things; prayer, scripture study, and going to church. I love serving others and teaching others about the gospel. I also live it by preparing to be the Lord's representative on a mission. I am so excited to serve my fellow brothers and sisters in that capacity.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

The easiest answer to this question is Article of Faith #4: 'We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.' First you need Faith and to gain a testimony of Jesus Christ and His church.Once you start following His teachings you will humbled and will repent of your previous sins. When you are forgiven of them, you will feel the weight lifted and the love of Heavenly Father will fill you. You then have the choice to be baptized as an official member of the LDS Church, through proper priesthood authority. During the baptism, you will make sacred covenants and promises with your Heavenly Father to follow His teachings and always remember Him. After the baptism, a worthy priesthood holder will lay his hands upon your head and confirms you a member of the Church, and blesses you with the gift of the Holy Ghost, a member of the Godhead that provides you constant companionship and comfort. You will then be a member of the church. After you are confirmed a member, it is your responsibility to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and continually strive to follow the commandments. This is called Enduring to the End. This life is difficult and it will prove to be a challenge to always choose the right path. Enduring to the end means to continually choose the right path and follow Christ. Show more Show less