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Hi I'm Shelbie Drake

Hi! I love to hike, read, write, take pictures and I am currently serving a full time mission.

About Me

Hello! My name is Shelbie Drake. About me.. Where to start? I love writing, my need to write is literally the same as my need to breathe. This past year I wrote a book with my best friend. I love to hike! In Utah I am blessed to live near the Wasatch Mountains and by extension I live by a ton of hiking trails. I own two dogs and me and my dogs are frequent patrons of these trails. I love photography! I love taking pictures, my future dream would be to an official photographer for the LDS church (if there is such a thing). I love finding those things that other people otherwise would not notice. I love to crochet! So far I have made 3 blankets: a twin size, a toddler bed size, and a king size blanket. I am currently serving a full time mission in the Rochester, New York mission and I love being a missionary!

Why I am a Mormon

Nothing else really makes since to me. I love church history, and everything that happened what the early pioneers went through as well as early church members... There is no way they would go through all of that just because of something they made up. This gospel and church has blessed me and my family so much because it has truly brought me closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I can't imagine my life without it, and being able to share my beliefs with others while I serve a mission is seriously the best thing ever. I can't wait to see what other things my mission has in store for me, and it is just amazing to really be serving at these historic sites in Palmyra, New York. In this mission we call ourselves the Guardians of the Restoration because these sacred sites are in our mission and it's awesome! I love this church, I love my Heavenly Father and Saviour and I love being a missionary!

How I live my faith

For me I am currently serving a full time mission in the Rochester, New York mission. I am a visitor center sister meaning I serve at all the historic sites which is AWESOME! It's so much fun to be able to serve at the Joseph Smith Farm, the Book of Mormon Publication Site, the Peter Whitmer Farm, and the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center. Not sure what these are? Here is an awesome link where you can take a virtual tour: https://history.lds.org/narrative/first-vision?lang=eng. It is so amazing to tell people about what happened here as I go out every day and try to tell people about the good news, a lot of people don't want to listen but some people do. I am loving every single thing about being a missionary, it is seriously amazing!