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Hi I'm Shelby

I have been called to serve in the Canada Halifax mission, I play trombone and euphonium, and I love chocolate milk.

About Me

In 5th grade my 4'9" self picked up a trombone and fell in love. I love making music, learning about music, and enjoying music. I also love watching movies, riding bikes, mowing lawns, reading, and enjoying nature. I have been called to serve an 18 month mission in Halifax Canada. I am very excited to help others feel the joy the gospel brings. More joy than any Disney movie, piece of music, or glass of chocolate milk with a bendy straw.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Once I turned 3 I went to a primary class at church where I would draw pictures, sing songs, and listen to stories of Jesus and the gospel. It was always so clear to me even at a young age that the church was true. I was a pretty naive child and not a prodigy of any subject, but when I'd go to primary I saw everything clearly. The stories of Jesus and His plan for me and my life made so much sense. So at the age of 8 I was given the opportunity to get baptized into the church and promise to keep the commandments and always remember my savior, and I knew, even at age 8, that that's what I wanted, so I got baptized by my father who had the priesthood authority. As I grew older and studied the scriptures deeper I still see the clarity of the gospel and despite the ups and downs of life I still have a strong knowledge and confidence that the church is Christ's church on the earth again, just like it was when he was alive. I am a Mormon because I love my savior and my Heavenly Father and want so much to do what they desire of me.

How I live my faith

After high school graduation a friend from church gave me a small oil lamp like the ones used in the scriptures. Along with it I was given the story of the 10 virgins (Matthew 25) and how we can put drops of oil in our lamps so that we may be ready to meet our brother Jesus Christ. Since then I have put drops of olive oil in my own little lamp every day for doing things that have helped boost my spirit; going to church, reading my scriptures, praying, going to the temple, serving others. I realized that it takes a lot of drops to replace all the oil that the lamp absorbs, and so I need to put in more than a couple drops a day. This has helped me remember to not only live my faith on Sundays, but every hour of every day, because my spirit needs that strength.