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Hi I'm Tricia

I grew up in Utah. I teach school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a life-long member of the church. I'm single--never been married. I have the best job in the world--I teach first grade! I love to read, keep up to date on current events, and take my dog for runs/walks.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel defines who I am! It is through the teachings of Jesus Christ that I have discovered the purpose of life. I know that if I keep the commandments and honor the covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father that I can return and live with my Him again. That is the greatest desire of my heart!

How I live my faith

I try to do the things that will help me draw closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ each day. I read my scriptures, say my prayers, and attend the temple as often as I can. I serve in the primary organization (which serves the children 3-12 years old) in church. I love to see the faces of the children come alive when they sing songs and learn about our Savior.

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

The temple is literally the House of the Lord. He is the one who has set the standards of those who enter. Members of the church are taught the standards and it is their choice to either be worthy to enter the temple by meeting those standards or not. It is a personal choice. In the temple we make covenants with the Lord. It is not secret, but it is intensely sacred. Sacred things are not to be spoken of lightly. It is because of this that we don't discuss what occurs in the temple. However, there is an opportunity for everyone, member or not, to tour newly built temples before they are dedicated. These tours are referred to as a: "Temple Open House." At the open house you get to walk through the various rooms of the temple and receive information about the purpose of each room. Show more Show less