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Hi I'm Shaini

I'm an average 22 year old! college, work, & friends, but that's on hold while I'm a missionary In Detroit Michigan! I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hey! I'm an average 22 year old! I go to college, work at a Copy store and hang out with friends, but right now I put all of that on hold because I'm Serving a mission In Detroit Michigan! I love life, even though it is full of good days and bad days! I am the youngest of my parents eight Children, so life has always been crowded and full of noise! I am grateful for the people who have surrounded me and thought me to be the person I am today. My experiences, family, and environment, have shaped my life! I know there is a purpose for it all! I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in this church, I chose and keep choosing to be a part of it, not because of my parents, or the rest of my family, but because of God. I know, and He knows that I know. There have surely been moments of doubt in my mind, times of deep prayer, and moments of great confusion, but thus is part of this mortal life. As I said before.... this church is my life and I have chosen to make it so, because I want my spirit, the real reason for life, to be the most important part of me. because I KNOW the difference it makes in my life. Some may say it is controlling or demanding, but when I live it, I feel free. I have guidance, I have answers, and time and time again they are confirmed in my heart and my mind. I could give so many personal experiences of small miracles in my life brought by my faith, answered prayers, daily guidance, comfort, Joy, the ability to do things I never thought possible for myself, and so much more... but most of all forgiveness... what Joy engulfs you when after feeling like you have been drowning for so long, and then finally being able to breath deep, and know you have reached the surface, you can see light and joy in every direction, light that had been engulfed in the deep water you were surrounded by " he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him" Matthew 14:30-31

How I live my faith

flat out... my faith is my life! I live it every Sunday by going to church for three whole hours :) and love it! three hours of learning and growing closer to my Father in Heaven. But that's not all, everyday decisions rest on what I believe... I try every week to set new goals to better live up to the teachings of Christ....though all to often I come very short, I do find myself stopping before getting angry, or finding more patience than I normally would be able to...and line upon line, very slowly I see great improvements in my ability to find love for all around me. My faith keeps me happy, positive, determined, and sane :) Sometimes (rarely :))I am even asked to talk in front of the entire congregation on Sunday, though this is terrifying... it surely takes me out of my comfort zone and helps me grow. Soon I will be leaving on a full time Mission for the Church, I'm terribly excited, and though it means I will not see my family for a year and a half, missing out on two new babies, and a possible sibling marriage, I would not give it up for the world. It is my choice and I can hardly imagine the great growth I will gain giving this time to concentrate solely on My Savior and the great plan of His Father

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Shaini
No, anyone who practices polygamy at this time is not a member of this church. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Shaini
No, we love Joseph Smith, we honor his name just as we honor the name of Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and all the prophets of God, but even Joseph himself taught to worship God and his beloved Son Jesus Christ. He testified of them, he lived his life according to the principles they set forth, and great will be his reward, but God is our Father, Holiest of all, and Christ is our Savior. We do not worship man we worship God and his beloved Son. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Shaini
No, God loves all his children equally, and wants them all to have the blessings he offers Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Shaini
Because we have felt the great blessings in our lives... and want to share it with everyone else! These are things eternal and everlasting, more important than all the time and riches the world can offer Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Shaini
Never! all people are children of God! No matter what religion, race, or position in life, he is ware of you and loves you. We love God and all his children, Charity is the pure love of Christ, and Christ loves all. Show more Show less