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Hi I'm Sharon

I grew up in the 1950's, when there were less than 1 million members. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Oakland, California, when there weren't even one million members. There weren't any other LDS children in my elementary or junior high school, and only one other 'Mormon girl' in my high school. I attended 'mutual' (Young Women), where I could be with LDS teenagers from another high school, who lived in my ward. Our ward met in an old former Baptist building and we had Stake Conference in a Scottish Rite Temple. I married a wonderful man, whom I met at a Home Evening Fireside for single adults. Together we have nine Outstanding children, and 26 Spectacular grandchildren. My sweetheart and I enjoy our ward family, and callings that allow us to serve. We are grateful to know who we are and how we fit into our Father's Plan.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 8 years old and have been a member for over 50 years now. I am STILL a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is my life. When I was a teenager and young adult, I investigated other religions and the more I studied, the more I realized that I already had what my friends were still looking for. When I was baptized, I had the privilege of receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Without that special gift, my life would be meaningless. I would be drifting from one radical thought to another-not knowing my purpose, and never sure that I was making the right decisions. Because of that Gift, I have the comfort of knowing and correctly following my Heavenly Father's plan for me.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are entering a new phase of our lives. We're moving from Utah, back to Nevada, to escape the snow. We have truly enjoyed our time in Utah. It has been great being involved with our community. As ward missionaries, we enjoyed meeting all the new people who moved into our area, and extending a hand of friendship and including them in of our activities. We were also the preparedness representatives which means that we gathered and shared information on gardening, food storage, cooking, emergency supplies, etc. to our neighbors. It seems that whatever we have been called to do has been the best assignment, ever.