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Hi I'm Tammy

I was an original "California Girl", have traveled the world, am now a grandmother of 23, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of 5 children and now a grandma to 23 beautiful grandchildren. I'm interested in health, education, and current events. I love to hike and exercise with my husband.We've been married for almost 50 years. A few years ago we discovered we liked road biking together, and have taken some wonderful bike trips. Traveling to see the world has been a passion, and I always say "so much world and so little time". I hope to stay active and involved in life for as long as God allows me to stay on earth. I prize good writing, great teaching, and people who are disciplined and accomplish much good in their life, and I hope to do the same.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church by my older brother when I was 9, but wasn't very interested until my parents and I received the missionary discussions when I was 13. At that time my parents allowed me to make my own decision about being baptized. Although my testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith was not particularly strong at that time, the thing that propelled me into the church was the spirit I felt when the missionaries were in our home, and when we prayed as a family something we had never done before, and when I attended church. It was a feeling that made me feel so good and so alive with hope, that I wanted to have that feeling always. The day I was baptized and received the gift of the Holy Ghost, it felt like everything in my life changed. I was sure that day that the sky was bluer, the air was fresher, and that I even looked prettier. My parents who were also baptized at the same time had never seemed so happy. I'm still a member today because I've continued to find answers in the teachings of Jesus Christ to all of life's questions and any dilemmas that I have experienced in my life. I know the Savior is always there for me, and that the Church of Jesus Christ has taught me how to draw closer to Him.

How I live my faith

I currently am trying to learn to "observe and serve". The Savior went about doing good and I am trying to be better at that. I am also part of a group of women who love decency and virtue and have as our goal to limit the spread of pornography. In that way I'm also trying to be anxiously engaged in doing good. I lived with my husband for 4 years in Africa serving the members of the church there and helping them to understand the teachings of Jesus Christ and how to apply them in their lives. Although life in Africa isn't convenient, it was a great blessing for me to associate with such wonderful people who love God and are very vocal about it. I hope my husband and I can continue to work together to bless others with the knowledge that God lives, knows them individually, and loves them.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tammy
The welfare services of the church was designed to help both the givers and the receivers. Asking us to give reminds us how dependent we all really are on what others do and how they live. Those who receive money, or commodities, or employment assistance are taught about self- reliance and given dignity by being asked to do all they can to help themselves. Some of my favorite memories of church are when I was a teenager helping to pick peaches at a church welfare farm, or as a young mother preparing vegetables to go into a beef stew at a church cannery, or as a grandmother cleaning the shelves at a storehouse so that it would be a pleasant place for the recepients of welfare to shop. As I rolled up my sleeves and went to work with many others during those times, it reinforced for me that when we work together even in small ways, we can make a great difference in other people's lives. Show more Show less