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Hi I'm ShaeLyn

I'm one of eight children. I'm a college student. I like to grow and eat green things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from high school one year ago, and then attended one year of college before returning to my home to finish preparation for a mission. When I'm not planting seeds at the greenhouse, I love to play the ukulele, piano, or guitar, sew, read the scriptures, play tennis, or serve others. I love the idea of personality, and the fact that every person has something to offer; we can change each other's lives simply by being who we are.

Why I am a Mormon

We all face times in our lives that seem indescribably impossible to make it through. We each face times that no matter what we do or try, our circumstances will not be changed. I am a Mormon because even through these difficult, impossible, painful times, I can have hope in a God, who is my loving Heavenly Father, and knows me. I can find peace in the Savior, Jesus Christ, who has felt my pains, knows my weaknesses, and will seek me as a lonely sheep no matter how far away I stray from the flock. I can learn and repent and become better everyday, built upon the knowledge that there is a plan for me, and that everything will work out for my good. I continue to choose to be a Mormon everyday, because here, I find a group of people who support each other, provide a shoulder to cry on, a hand or a shovel to serve me, and a smile on the darkest days. I have chosen to always be a Mormon because here I find purpose to my life! My priorities become more deeply rooted, my relationships more personal, and my faith stronger. Jesus Christ lives! There IS purpose to life, and there IS hope for your future, no matter what you have done in the past. I testify of the truth of this because I have experienced it, and because I have felt it in my heart. Being a Mormon requires change, but it is change worth making because life, through it all, becomes more joyful than you could ever imagine.

How I live my faith

I was recently released from a calling of Sunday School teacher in my young adult ward. I loved teaching these men and women! Each person has had so many different experiences that contribute to the spiritual feeling in the room as we discussed the gospel and how we can better find access to the peace and power of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I've had the opportunity to help with visiting teaching, and have a new respect for good women everywhere who are are willing to sacrifice anything and everything to make one of their fellow sisters smile. More than anything, I love serving in the sacred and holy temples. In these temples we help those who have passed away do what they cannot do for themselves, and in turn, receive help for our own lives. The opportunities of service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provide motivation to live our lives loving God and our fellowmen.