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Hi I'm Tekulve

I'm a baker. I'm a therapist. I'm a dad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy baking and cooking and spending time with my family. I also enjoy writing and public speaking. I am a huge fan of college football and love the BYU Cougars. My greatest accomplishment in life is becoming a father to my children, and I cherish the time I have with my children. Making the decision to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed my life. It has helped me to gain a greater knowledge of the love God has for me and the great destiny I have as His child. Interestingly, it has also given me greater direction as a Black male. So much of the world is focused on telling me what I can't do or be, while the doctrines taught and practiced in the Church reminds me that 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am amazed at how often I can assist my clients with their problems by an appeal to the things I have learned through the gospel. Like many people, I have faced a number of challenges. Through them all, I have found strength and hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 9 years old, my family had a prayer for answers to a specific question or set of questions. We wanted to know, "where did we come from? Why are we here? where are we going?" We knelt in prayer as a family, and the very next day, two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knocked on our door with the answer to those questions. As we were taught, I knew it was true. I had a desire to be baptized. Over the years, I have reflected on that decision, and I find it to be one of the wisest that I have ever made. Nearly a decade later, I had the opportunity to share those same truths as a missionary in and around East Lansing, Michigan. Those experiences provide added motivation for me to continue to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve in many different areas in the Church. I have worked with our little children, teenagers, and adults. My favorite so far has been the opportunity to work with our young men to prepare them to be the giants and leaders that God has designed them to be. Another way I am able to live my faith is through my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have the blessing of working with Church members who are struggling with various emotional problems. In addition, I serve on a community service board for our area.