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Hi I'm Tanya

I grew up in Colorado and have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all my life.

About Me

My greatest joy in life is my family. I have been married to the love of my life for 17 years and I have two beautiful little girls; they make my day every day. I have a Masters Degree in Accounting and I teach at the local community college two nights a week as a hobbie. As a family we love to hike, bike, and ride 4 wheelers, but our greatest fun is traveling around the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in an LDS family, although, I have my own testimony of the gospel. I am a Mormon because I have seen the powers and influences that come from serving in the church and from being close to my Lord and Savior. I have felt the power of prayer and believe there to be true power behind my priesthood leaders. I have felt their influence and seen many great miracles in my life time because of their faithfullness and through the priesthood power that they hold. I know that the Lord works through each of us when we allow him to, I have seen so many lives changed, always for the better, when introduced to the church. I truly know that this church is the one and only true church and I am grateful to be a member and receive all the blessing that come from faithful service.

How I live my faith

I live my life the way that the Savior would have me do. I am first and foremost a Visiting Teacher, I do my best to visit the ladies in my church and to be good friends and neighbors to all of them. I lend a helping hand where ever I see a need and in general just love my neighbors. I am also the Activity Days Leader for the 8 and 9 year old girls in my church. That calling is such a joy as I have the responsibility of helping these young ladies develop their testimonies and to learn the gospel. We teach them how to serve in their communities and to develop their own personal talents as well. I find this calling to be as much of a benefit to me as it is to the young ladies and am grateful for the opportunity. I read my scriptures daily, and say my prayers morning and night. I attend the temple as often as I can in service to those that have gone before me. I am always honest in my dealings with others and I am perfectly faithful to my handsome husband. I try everyday to be a good example, to love my neighbors, and to serve in my community at every opportunity that I can find.

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

Tanya
No, there is nothing secret that goes on in Mormon Temples. If you have ever attended a Temple dedication, you would be given a complete tour of the temple and given detailed descriptions of what we do within the temple walls. If you have not attended one, I recommend that you do so, it is an exciting opportunity. However, you can also visit the temple gounds anywhere in the world and recieve all the same information. However, you will not be allowed to walk through the temple once it has been dedicated. The purpose for that is that we consider it a grand privilege to receive the sacred ordinances performed in the temple, such as eternal marriage, and that those that recieve those blessing have to live up to a high standard to receive them and must be baptized members of the church. If a baptized member of our church is not allowed in, it is simply because they have not met all the steps required to enter yet, but most would tell you that they are working toward that blessing as we all believe there is no greater blessing than having your family sealed together for Eternity. As for what goes on in the temples? Members: 1. Learn eternal truths 2. Receive sacred ordiances, including those that bind husband, wife and children together for eternity and 3. Provide ordinance such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospe of Jesus Christ. We love the peace found in the temple and are greatful for any opportunity to attend. Show more Show less