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Hi I'm Tarin

I'm a singer, I'm a casual gamer, I'm an outdoors guy, I'm a lover not a fighter, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Tarin. I was born in Washington but I grew up in Idaho. I absolutely loved it. I love to hang out with my awesome family and my awesome friends. I am blessed to have great ones who I love tons and tons. I don't know where I would be without my family. My mom expecially has made a huge difference in my life by her example of love within the home. I love the mountains. I love any kind of activity you can do in the mountains. I love getting to the top of the mountain after a hike and looking back and seeing the incredible view of everything. I love the still peaceful nature of the mountains. Snowboarding is pretty awesome too. I'm not the best at it but for me that doesn't matter for me it's the fact that I always have a blast doing it! I also enjoy longboarding. Even though I just started I found it quite fun and I hope to get into it a lot more in the future. I love to sing. I did choir all four years of high school. I love the feeling of projecting my voice into something that sounds just plain awesome. I find myself pretty good at it. I hope to have some kind of band or group someday I think that would be pretty sweet. Overall I just love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. Both sides of my family have been members for several generations. I know a lot of people that do grow up in the church eventually gain there testimony later in life. For me I never doubted my testimony. I have always known that the church is true. Everything about it has always felt right. A few times I wondered if I really do have a testimony but then I thought about it and prayed about it and the feeling always was this church is true. I didn't have any aha! moments but I have had very spiritual experiences in my life that confirm over and over again that I am in the right place. I know with all of my heart that the Book of Mormon is true. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. Everything about it confirms that. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God who was called to restore Christ's church back onto the earth again. And I know that Jesus Christ is my savior that He suffered for my sins so I can return to live with God. I love this church it has brought me so much happiness and peace of mind. I will live with my family forever and and be happy forever through the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is why I am a mormon! :)

How I live my faith

Right now in my life I am serving a mission in Denver Colorado. I devout all of my time and energy in helping others know about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I do everything I can to help them know of the same happiness that comes through the gospel that I do. It's absolutely rewarding in many ways. To see the happiness come into peoples lives when they accept the gospel is amazing. It's hard but it's the best thing I have ever done in my life!

What do Mormons believe about family?

In my life my family brings me some of the greatest joys. I absolutely love my family and and I am so glad to know that i can be with them forever. Families are ordained of God and is the source of some of the sweetest joys in this life. Successful families happen when they are founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When they accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His commandments and His example. To be able to know that the power and authority to be able to seal families together for eternity is an amazing feeling. We want this happiness to be experienced by everyone. Mormon's believe that they can be sealed or bound together forever through His power enabling them to live together in eternity. I know this to be true!! Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Service in our church is just that a service! Normal faithful members of the church are chosen and called to certain positions. They have the choice to decline or accept. Then they start and do everything in those certain callings on there own time with no pay. It is a huge blessing to be able to serve one another in the church and help others come unto Christ and help them with the same goal I have to find happiness and joy and to be able to live with God again. We are all on the same team with the same jersey! Show more Show less