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Hi I'm Trisha

I am a music teacher, a custom jewelry designer, a political activist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Trisha . I am a private voice and piano teacher. I graduated from college with a Music Ed degree, and my husband has a Music Performance degree. We are in the process of applying to medical schools, and hope to be enrolled in Fall 2011. We like hosting Opera Night events and having regular recitals with our students. I have a jeweler's license and can make custom costume and fine jewelry. I designed my wedding ring! My husband and I enjoy getting involved with local politics. I have served as a state and precinct committeeman. I don't actually like politics, but I stay involved because all it takes for evil to prosper is for good men (and women) to sit back and do nothing. I have 21 chickens and 4 ducks. They make me laugh with all the funny cackling that comes from our backyard! We don't have any kids yet, but try to be patient, and hope to blessed with some soon. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I believe in modern revelation. I know that there is a living prophet on the earth today. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It doesn't replace the Bible. It verifies that the stories in the Bible are more than stories. They are actual events. Christ had contact with people on the American continents as well. The Book of Mormon contains the history of HIs dealings with the ancient people that lived here. I am so sure of these things that I chose to serve a full time mission for my church for 18 months. It was very hard work. Missionaries do not get paid for their service, but are rewarded by seeing lives change as people they teach come to understand God's plan of Salvation.

How I live my faith

I play the piano for the children's Primary organization every Sunday. Sometimes I even substitute as the chorister, which isn't so hard since I have a degree in Choral Ed. "Primary" is an organized structure of sunday school instruction for children ages 3-12. I also serve as a secretary to the Stake Relief Society Presidency. The term "stake" is just a geographical area covering several congregations called "wards". The Relief Society is a Womens' organization that can be found in every ward. The Relief Society is an organization where adult aged women can receive spiritual growth. The Relief Society seeks to bring women to Christ through personal gospel study, through weekly Sunday instruction, through service projects, through mid-week activities, and through developing strong support and friendship from other women. It is an awesome organization to be apart of! In the LDS church, no one gets paid for their time. Not even the ecclesiastical leaders, such as the Bishop. Everyone serves willingly. Each ward is like a big, extended family, where we all try to help each other.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Trisha
The temple is not a secret place. It is a sacred place. There is a high standard of personal conduct that LDS members must be willing to live before being admitted into the temple. There are several reasons for this: 1. This is God's house on earth. He expects us to be doing the very best we can if we choose to enter His home. 2. In the temple we make sacred covenants with the Lord. These covenants are promises that take every day discipleship to a higher level of commitment. There are many people who aren't yet ready to make those kinds of commitments. Those who aren't prepared to make those covenants wouldn't quite appreciate the experience. 3. Because of the higher expectation of morals and ethics for those who worshiping and serving in the temple, there is a noticeably higher level of peace and joy there. The Holy Spirit is very strong. 4. Sacred ordinances are also performed in temples. Many LDS people are married to their spouses in the temple. I was! In temples, we also perform baptisms for those who have died before receiving this opportunity. How this works is: we get to stand in as proxy for relatives and ancestors who have passed away, and are baptized in their behalf. It is a very beautiful experience. To those who are curious about the temple, the invitation is always open. Come! Receive Christ in your heart, be baptized, and prepare to enter the Lord's house. You won't regret it! Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Trisha
Yes! We are definitely Christians! Jesus Christ is more than a just good man, or an inspired prophet. He is our Lord and Savior. He is the literal Son of God. It is His example that we are trying to follow. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Trisha
we believe that EVERYONE, regardless of where or when they were born, will eventually get the chance to hear the gospel. This is probably one of the biggest things that separates us from main stream Christianity. If a person dies without getting to hear about the gospel of Jesus Christ, they are NOT doomed to hell. Such a notion is unthinkable if our Heavenly Father really is a loving being...and He is! They WILL get the chance to be taught in the Spirit world, where they can choose for themselves to accept or reject Jesus Christ. Show more Show less