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Hi I'm Shelley

I'm from the United States, I'm a teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, bake, do simple quilting, organize things, spend time with my family, and go for long walks. I've traveled to several different countries, and I'd like to visit more. I'm a teacher, so I spend a lot of time at work, but I love what I do. I love teaching at church, too. I struggle with anxiety and depression, but it's just a part of who I am. I'm learning how to deal with that. I love learning, thinking about new ideas, and discussing new concepts with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family, so I felt like I had all the "pieces" of the gospel taught to me as I was growing up, but it wasn't until I served a mission for the church that really felt like those pieces were coming together. While I was away from my family and friends, I started to rely on my own testimony of the gospel, and I began to understand how all of the things that I had been taught were smaller parts of this amazing, wonderful picture of the Lord's great plan of happiness. I've had questions and doubts from time to time, but there is always this underlying sure feeling inside of me that even when I don't understand why certain things happen, I am still sure that the Lord knows me and love me, and that what He has in store for me is infinitely better than the things I thought I wanted.

How I live my faith

My favorite calling (or job) at church is teaching. I love teaching Sunday School or women's classes. Right now, I spend my time with the toddlers on Sunday in a nursery class, and I love being around them. I've loved some jobs more than others, but I've found that serving others is what makes me happy. Sometimes it's challenging to be a single woman among so many families, but I have amazing parents and siblings (and their spouses), wonderful nieces and nephews, and fabulous neighbors and friends.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is an amazing organization of women (18 and older)...married, single, divorced, widowed, young, middle-aged, and old. We work together to improve ourselves, to learn new skills, to have fun, to support one another in our weaknesses and trials, and to build our faith. We meet together each Sunday for an hour to learn and discuss gospel principles, and sometimes we meet during the week for lessons, crafts, or service. We visit one another, we serve one another, and we strengthen each other. Show more Show less