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Hi I'm Sherrie

I'm a fifth generation Mormon on every line of my family except one and on that one I'm a sixth generation Mormon.

About Me

Everything about me has been shaped by my LDS faith. I love family and have been married to the same man for 48 years. We have ten children-9 girls and 1 boy. I learned through Church participation how to speak before an audience and teach classes while in my teenage years. That gave me the confidence to obtain a PhD in sociology, become a university professor, and to eventually start my own mentoring company, Hearken Institute. I love to swim laps, read good books, play the piano, and do things with my family. I also love to write books, articles, short-stories and poetry. Writing is part of my DNA. Most of all I love the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

It might be easy to dismiss my story because I was raised a Mormon, but I'm not a Mormon because I was taught to be one. I'm a Mormon because I discovered for myself that it was true. I had an amazing experience when only seven years old that testified to me that Jesus is the Christ. Later I experienced confirming testimonies that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that just as the Bible predicted (Amos 8:11-12), the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth after a long famine of the word which is called the Apostasy. I am a Mormon because it brings me peace, love, joy and an incredible closeness to God.

How I live my faith

I've always had a position in this laymen's Church that allows me to serve others. I've done everything from organizing or speaking at day long conferences for hundreds of women to teaching a Sunday School class for 5 six-year-olds. I've directed plays for young people to act in, put on banquets, and while you wouldn't want me to do the singing, I have accompanied hundreds of people while they sang praises to the Lord in Church meetings. I love to study the scriptures and try hard to follow the teachings of Jesus.