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Hi I'm Sherry

I am a convert, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a nurse and I am happiest when I am serving, and yes, I am a Mormon!

About Me

I was born outside of New York City and spent most of my school age years growing up near Philadelphia and in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. As a child, I always longed to become a nurse and began volunteering in local hospitals. While going to college in Virginia, I fell in love with maternal child nursing. After graduation, I took a commission in the Air Force and began my military service as an OB/GYN/Newborn nurse. While stationed in California, I met an officer who introduced me to the Gospel, and who later became my wonderful husband. It was his example that led me to the Church. Questions which I had entertained for years suddenly were answered. My decision to be baptized was the most important choice of my life! Having a family did not come easily, but after many prayers and time we were blessed with our first child. Then while in graduate school, Heavenly Father sent another miracle to us...and our second daughter arrived on the scene. Truly our little family became the most important focus of my life. In addition, I was also able to use my abilities and talents as a nurse to serve and help others in need. Over our years in the Air Force we were stationed in many states, including Alaska and overseas in Turkey. As a result, our lives have become richer through travel and being exposed to various cultures and religions.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have gained a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness. I know of no other way to obtain great joy and happiness eternally! When I began learning about the Gospel, I suddenly found that the questions which I had about this life and Heaven, were suddenly answered. I knew why I was here, what I should be doing, what I was trying to achieve eternally. Not only did I receive the confirmation that these teachings where true through prayer, but also that our Heavenly Father had indeed restored His Gospel to the earth patterned after the same manner that our Savior established His Church so long ago. Today I cherish the fact that the Priesthood authority has once again been established here on the earth and that we have a living prophet whom the Lord can speak to, who in turn can guide and direct us. I welcome the words of our Prophet and His servants to help me navigate this life as I seek to return to live eternally with my own family and my Heavenly parents. I know this is possible through my belief in our Savior Jesus Christ, with my willingness to make and keep covenants and be obedient to the commandments. I know that if we obey God we will be blessed. It is my desire to always live a life where I can have the the companionship of the Holy Ghost to testify, strengthen, comfort and guide me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day by trying to find someone to serve, assist or uplift. Over the years I have served by working with young children, youth and adults of our church and in our communities. I have come to recognize how our Heavenly Father truly cares about each of us, no matter what our age, our circumstances or our background. For years I have also volunteered my time in our children's schools, teaching childbirth education classes and serving as a doula for expectant couples who are in need of assistance. In addition, I also find great joy in helping patients and their families navigate through the medical system when they are faced with health challenges such cancer, senior care etc. With our children grown, I now have the flexibility to be able assist others in scheduling and preparing for appointments, as well as helping them at home. As a result, I have learned that there are so many ways we can bear one another's burdens and serve our Heavenly Father. Now that my husband has recently retired, we have been given the the opportunity to serve an 18 month full-time mission for our Church in Africa. We have been planning to do this for almost 44 years! This is my opportunity to help the Lord's kingdom go forth and support those who embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Truly I have a great desire for others to experience the joy and happiness I was given over 45 years ago.