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Hi I'm Teresa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with two adult children and two grandchildren, one a teenager, the other only a few weeks old. I enjoy genealogy, scrap-booking, listening to oldies music and most of all our family get-togethers about every 3 months. My education is in mathematics and accounting. Both of my children and their spouses have attended college and have their bachelor degrees in various fields of study. My husband is the love of my life and my best friend and of great support to me.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother, stepfather, and I joined the Church in 1962 in a small branch (small congregation of church members) in the U.S. We were taught the discussions by full time missionaries and although I already believed in Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, His son, and the Holy Ghost, when the Gospel of Jesus Christ was explained to me, it all seemed to make more sense to me than when we had attended churches of other faiths. I have had trials in my life, and blessings in my life, some of them gained through the trials, but I have never doubted that Heavenly Father, the Savior and the Holy Ghost were going to ignore my prayers, and they haven't. The Mormon Church is built on a house of order unto the the Lord, and not on chaos. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I try to the best of my ability to keep the commandments, and honor the covenants I made at baptism and in the Holy Temple. I am not always successful, but I am trying. I make an effort to set an example for others and attend church. I am so very glad and thankful to be married to a priesthood holder who brings the Spirit into our home and encourages me when I struggle physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Teresa
No, Mormons help all people of the community and those in major disasters worldwide. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Teresa
The best way to know Mormonism is true is to read and study the Book of Mormon, praying always as you read it that you may understand what is written and then pray earnestly to know if what you have read is true. If it is revealed to you that it is true, you will feel a warmth in your heart testifying to the truthfulness of the Book. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Teresa
A Mormon Church is called a Ward. It is the meeting house which we revere the Savior with respect and where we participate in regular instruction on the Scriptures and Doctrines of the Church and it is open to all members and visitors. The Mormon Temple however is a sacred and holy Church building dedicated to the Lord wherein those members, after a period of time, who are living the Gospel to the very best of their ability and keeping the covenants they made at baptism may enter into the Temple following personal prayer and instruction and an honest interview with those in authority as to their spiritual cleanliness. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Teresa
Visitors are most certainly welcome to visit church meetings on Sunday and any activities that might be held other days of the week. The Sunday services are divided into 3 hour sessions. Sacrament meeting is a congregational meeting with all the members and their children attending, with selected members giving short talks on various topics. Then we also have Sunday School for all ages; then classes with all the women in one class, all the men in another class, and the small children and teens in separate classes. Each is approximately one hour. Show more Show less