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My name is Shelby. When people see me, the first thing they notice is my tall height and they immediately ask, "what sport do you play?" Well friends, I am sad to say that I do not play any. God gave me some talents and being athletic is certainly not one of them. I am more on the creative side; I love photography and fashion. I'm a student with many dreams that I am anxious to pursue. I truly want to make something out of my life. I am a firm believer that hard work does indeed pay off, and I hope that my studies and schooling will get me somewhere far in life. Those who know me well understand that I am 100% happy with who I am and the person I've become. Such a power comes from within when you receive the knowledge of who you truly are and where you've come from. To know that I once lived with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ does nothing but make me want to strive each day to be worthy enough to live with them once more. My biggest aspiration is to travel, photograph the world, and make people happy. I want to have a positive affect on others lives. In my free time you'll see me hanging out with friends, taking pictures, and teaching the gospel. I find joy in living my life by the principles embedded in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love nothing more than to have fun and laugh. We were put on this earth to learn and grow and to do those things that make us most happy. Teaching the gospel is one of those many few ways that allows me to feel a sense of overwhelming joy.
I am a Mormon because it is simply the happiest way to pursue our journey here on earth. Life is no fun if we just "blend in." I think that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints allows me to stand out and to be more easily recognized by my peers for doing good. I was born into this gospel and am so very thankful that I was. I can't imagine living my life without it. Everything thing I do, say, and think each day is dependent upon what I know to be true. I can solemnly testify that missionary work is one of the biggest ways to develop, nourish, and strengthen our testimonies. Once you have that desire, you need to act upon it. The more our testimonies grow, the more we grow closer to our Savior. The more we become like our Savior, the more desire we feel to serve and an indescribable happiness enters into our lives. So I am simply a "Mormon" because of the overwhelming joy and security this gospel brings into my life. It allows me to "stand out". My testimony I have developed over the years has allowed me to realize that this gospel brings you closer to your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ more than any other church on this earth. I know that this church is true. I know this gospel was restored through Joseph Smith & that he translated the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is the most true & correct book on the entire earth, & I have grown closer to my Heavenly Father by reading it. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior & Redeemer. I love him & am so thankful for all that He has done for me. I know that families can be together forever. I know that this gospel is a gospel of happiness- every aspect & commandment involved in it is allowing us to draw closer to our Father in Heaven & Savior. It is bringing happiness & protection into our lives that is incomprehensible. I love the spirit & for all the times it testified of truth to me. I love this gospel & I am proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I live my faith by.... Being a disciple of Christ, dressing Modestly, keeping an eternal perspective, trying my best each day to keep all the standards of this gospel, striving to obey all of the Lord's commandments, adhering to the Prophet and Apostles words, serving in my community, being a missionary, having my biggest goal set to be married and sealed in the temple, reading my scriptures and praying each day, and consistently trying my best to be the daughter of God my Heavenly Father wants me to be.