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Hi I'm Terri

I'm an adult convert who discovered the Gospel in California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. My husband and I are retired but still as busy as when we worked! We live in an area that never ceases to delight us with its beauty and outdoor pleasures. Our children and their families have scattered in other states so we find ourselves blessed to be the 'grandparents' to little kids in our neighborhood and at church. Nothing better than children's sweet smiles and warm hugs!

Why I am a Mormon

I searched for years trying to find answers to questions about where I came from and why was I here. After attending countless churches and asking questions that were vitally important to me I had reached a point of resignation and determined that there were no answers to be had. In 1970 my life was badly broken and didn't make much sense anymore and then one evening after work the missionaries knocked on my door. Much to their surprise I was happy to see them and was more than ready to hear what they had to say. As my meetings with the missionaries progressed and my long-standing questions were answered I became aware of a growing sense that the Gospel was familiar - my spirit "remembered" the truths I was hearing for the first time - and my soul resonated with the information they shared with me. The Holy Ghost witnessed to me so profoundly that there was no denying the truths I had been given. I quickly came to the decision to be baptized and have never looked back even in the face of extreme opposition from my family and friends. I would do it all over again . . .only sooner!

How I live my faith

Part of my responsibilities at church include visiting with several sisters each month to see how they are doing and if there are any needs that should be addressed such as illness or unemployment. This responsibility is called Visiting Teaching and I love doing it but *I* think it should be called Let's-Get-Together-With-Friends-To-Talk-About-The-Gospel-And-What's-Going-On-In-Life. Okay, so, maybe that name is just a little too long and still needs some work! I also have the WONDERFUL responsibility of choosing and conducting the music for our Sunday Sacrament Meeting. Few things are better than standing in front of hundreds of people while they sing hymns of worship and praise! The last responsibility I have is as a member of the Funeral Committee. We're the sisters behind the scene who put together the after-funeral luncheon at the church building for the family of the departed. Often times it's our final gift to a friend that has died.

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