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Hi I'm Tina Cheney

I am a business analyst, an event planner, a mother of five, a "Nana" to 21 sweet grandchildren, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have truly been blessed with life experiences that have helped mold me into the confident woman I am today. I am married to my life-long best friend, a true friend since my awkward middle school days. He makes me laugh every day, a gift that helps me see past the obstacles and challenges that we all face and to truly find joy in this journey called life. My children are my friends and my confidants. They have taught me so much as they patiently endured my imperfect parenting skills. All five children have married incredible soulmates and are now raising the next generation - twentyone beautiful grandchildren and counting. There is a bit of magic when I hear "Nana". When I have been asked for our secret formula in raising five outstanding members of society, I come back to one answer. Our home was centered on our Savior, Jesus Christ and His Gospel. We looked for opportunities to reach out to those in need, to be a friend and to joyfully provide service to others. My greatest pride and joy comes from watching our cherished children and their families striving to live Christ-centered lives, enjoying the comfort and safety that only comes through obedience to sacred covenants made with a loving Heavenly Father. My life is full beyond measure.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith. My ancestors left family and native lands to gather with the early saints because of their great faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. My parents and grandparents were covenant-keeping followers of Christ. As a teenager, I desired to know for myself if the doctrines taught in the Mormon Church were true. I knew in my heart that I had a loving Father in Heaven, who knew me and who loved me. I read the Book of Mormon, then took the challenge given by Moroni, the last prophet recorded in that ancient scripture. I humbly knelt and asked my Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true. I received an undeniable confirmaton that the words of the ancient prophets captured in the Book of Mormon were true, testifying of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His mission of love and redemption. The Holy Ghost also witnessed to my heart that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, choosen to restore the Church of Jesus Christ in this dispensation of time. I know where my strength and my confidence are founded...in my Rock, my Redeemer, my Savior and my Friend--Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon Church, has the fulness of the Lord's gospel, led by Prophets and Apostles holding the Priesthood keys and authority to act under Christ's leadership to administer the ordinances and covenants that can bind our families beyond death into the eternites. I know that my resurrected Savior lives and that He alone directs this Church. 

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith one day at a time. In a world with so many distractions and time requirements, it is often difficult to find the quiet moments of reflection needed to read and ponder my scriptures -- words of ancient prophets found in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon as well as counsel and direction received from living Prophets today. When I make it a sincere effort to carve out time each day to enrich my soul in studying the Word of God, my life is aligned with the Savior and I feel calm and at peace. My personal ministry also includes reaching out to others to provide comfort, support and friendship. I find so much satisfaction in serving in the Church. We do not have paid ministry, so members are called on to volunteer their time to teach, administer and serve in various callings. My life is enriched as I serve alongside others with similar values and standards, individuals who love the Savior and desire to be called His followers. I pray that associates who observe my conduct in social and professional environments will see a true Christian, one who acts and speaks as the Savior would.