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Hi I'm Tammy

My father died when I was 5 years old. My mother remarried and I became a military brat! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 51 years old, have been married for about 30 years, have 7 children aged 6 to 29 years, and have 9 grandchildren. When our sixth child was ready to start school I decided to go back to college. After graduation I worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse taking care of premature and sick babies in the hospital. Recently I graduated with my Master's and am working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in an underserved and partly Hispanic community. I love working and serving in the Hispanic community. In my time off I enjoy getting out and going for a nice slow run. I enjoy spending time with my family and working on family history.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first met my first Mormon, I knew I would never be one. I would always be a member of my own faith. It was a part of me, something that would never change. I invited the Missionaries in to talk to me just to find out more information. The things they were telling me were things I had wondered about since my childhood: Who is God? Who made God? Where were we before we came here? I had so many questions that I used to ask the leaders of the church where I belonged since I was little. They told me that no one knows and that I shouldn't ask these types of questions. Yet these missionaries came with the answers to these questions and more, and they were telling me the answers without me asking and like they weren't special for knowing. They told me in a manner that led me to believe everyone of their faith knows these things. I had forgotten I had these questions from childhood and here they were answering them. It was amazing to me! When they left I knelt down and prayed. I said "Father, I feel I want to join this church. But I don't want to think, next week or next year or ever, 'oh what have I done.' Please help me to know the truthfulness of it." A warm feeling came over me and tender words of knowledge poured into my mind. I knew this was the true church and that I should join. I have never been happier than when I am obeying the precepts taught by the servants of His church. When I am down or going through trials and hardships, the knowledge I have and the guidance of the Holy Spirit and my testimony of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father have always given me strength and hope and brought me through.

How I live my faith

In my community, I offer free English language lessons to Hispanics. In my branch I visit members who may be sick or in need of a visit. I help coordinate dinners if someone is sick, had a baby, have a family member who dies, or just has a need. I support the missionaries by going out with them to share the gospel and teach and by having them over for dinner often.