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Hi I'm Shaelyn

I am thoughtful. I am learning. I am a daughter of God. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love the adventure of life. I am the oldest of six kids, and I absolutely love playing and being with my younger siblings. We are the best of friends, and we support each other in all that we do. I enjoy playing both soccer and softball, taking long walks and hikes in my Idaho home, and laughing with dear friends. I feel particularly close to Heaven whenever I am outside in nature. I love knowing that my Father in Heaven painted a beautiful sunset because He knew it would bring me and others a moment of happiness. I recently finished my first year of college where I am studying English. I have always been a book worm, and can often be found with a book in my hand. I absolutely love the written word and its power to communicate beautiful and powerful emotions. I often find that I cannot adequately express what I am feeling out loud, so I like to write down my thoughts and observations about the world. I feel incredibly blessed that my life is filled with loved ones and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gives answers to some of our deepest questions and purpose to our often confused lives. There is more to this life than what we see here on earth. We come to learn and grow, and our Heavenly Father has given us a plan, through His son, Jesus Christ, so that we can return to Him. Jesus Christ lived and died and atoned for our mistakes so that our mess ups are not the end. Christ's Atonement heals our hearts from hurt and allows us to continually change and become better. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are right there with us through all the ups and downs of life; they are cheering us on through it all. They will always be there to help. I have pondered deeply and offered sincere prayer to know and understand this gospel. I feel my heart burn within me every time I think of it. This is truth. This is goodness. This gospel has blessed every aspect of my life. I cannot imagine myself without my Heavenly Father's love. It brings peace to my heart. It feels like home.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunity to go to church every Sunday and learn of just how much God loves us. The gospel of Jesus Christ is one of absolute joy, and I feel it is impossible to contain this joy to just Sunday! I live my faith as I try to follow Christ's example in all my actions. We believe that all people here on earth are Heavenly Father's children, and I enjoy meeting and loving new people as family. It is special to be a member of this church and be surrounded every Sunday by people that become life long friends. I enjoy reading my scriptures and praying to my Father in Heaven. He knows my heart and He is directing my life. I am continually learning to trust the plan that God has for my life, even if it is hard or difficult at times. I am learning to live my faith more and more as I place my trust in Him. The gospel of Jesus Christ is truly the core of who I am.