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Hi I'm Shah

I grew up in a little town called West Weber in Utah. I love my very large, very crazy, family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE to read. Seriously, I have a collection of over 300 hardback and paperback books, we won't even get into the number of books I currently have on my Kindle. One day when I have my own house I want to create my very own library in one of the rooms. As a child, I struggled in school with severe ADD but have always had a passion for reading. This combined with a lot of prayer and scripture study allowed me to do very well in school, except for Math... I don't like Math. But I'm a determined college student who wants to get good grades and a diploma... if I can ever figure out what I want to go into. I have a big family, my mom and dad divorced when I was about a year old and both have remarried. This gives me a total of 7 half and step-siblings, which is a pretty big family. I'm mostly a dog lover, my puppy is an adorable shorkie that I love to bits and pieces. I also have a cat, his name is Super Battle Baby and he hates everyone except for the person giving him food... and even then that's stretching things. To sum me up, I'm a scatterbrained college student with a big family and a love for reading and animals.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was not always active in the church, I didn't actually really go to church until I was about 8 years old. But the feeling that I got on my baptism day I still remember 11 years later, that feeling of peace and happiness, that knowledge that I was doing something right. That comforting peaceful feeling has always been with me, when I'm at church, going to the temple, or even praying for comfort or guidance, I feel my Savior's love with me. I can't explain exactly why I'm a Mormon, I just know that this church is right, I don't have an "Aw-Ha!" moment of knowing that the church is true. I just know that I have never felt more safe, more loved, more at peace when doing what I know is right. And I know that this church is right and true. There have been times when some of the members have been a bit difficult, but the beautiful thing about this church is that no one is perfect. People aren't perfect, but this gospel is. And the wonderful thing about this gospel is that I know for a fact that the Savior died for our sins, so that we can return to live with our Father in Heaven and be worthy to be sealed to our families for time and all eternity. All we need to do is turn to Him, and repent. I love this gospel, I know it's true, I wouldn't be leaving my family for the next 18 months if I didn't. I know that the Savior loves each and every one of us, and it is His desire that we might return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I've had a number of callings given to me. Up until I turned 18 I helped to plan and organize activities for girls ages 12-18, which was a lot of fun. I was also called to teach little children ages 4-5 and 8-9 when I was 18 years old. At first I was honestly intimidated, I didn't know how I was going to do it since I didn't have children of my own. But with help and guidance from the Lord, I was able to not only teach these wonderful kids, but also to enjoy teaching too. And now, at 19 years old I've been called to serve a mission in San Diego California, to share my testimony and teach others the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This decision to serve has been one of the biggest, hardest, most exciting decisions that I have ever made in my entire life. I was not initially going to serve a mission, in fact I was dating a young man whom I assumed I was going to marry. But, after a lot of prayer and scripture study, I discovered that not only was this young man not right for me, I was supposed to serve a mission. I'm a naturally quite awkward person, but I'm never more confident than when I share my testimony of this gospel, and for whatever reason, I know that the Lord has need of my testimony in San Diego.