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Hi I'm Teri

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I'm interested in sewing, gardening.

About Me

I'm a 58 year old Grandma with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I am a baccalaureate registered nurse by training but a mom by profession. I completed my degree when I was 40 years old. I have served as a volunteer in my community as an EMT and enjoy sewing, gardening, serving others through church service, and love being with my family. Married for 36 years to a wonderful guy.

Why I am a Mormon

When I graduated from high school, I had a desire to serve my fellow man and was trying to decide how I would do that. A good friend in high school asked me if I was interested in learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. After about a year, decided to meet with the missionaries. My friend's mother had given me a subscription to the New Era. There was a picture of Pres. Kimball walking through a snow covered aspen grove; he had just been sustained as the new prophet. As I looked at this picture, the spirit bore witness to me that this was indeed a prophet of God. It was a poignant moment. I felt exhilarated! Then I was challenged to read the Book of Mormon by the sister missionaries. I read the first sentence, "I, Nephi, being born of goodly parents...." the spirit once again bore witness to my soul that this book was a true book. I was amazed that I could have this kind of experience twice in a short period of time! A few weeks later, I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Looking back, I can see the Lord's hand guiding me through those years, leading me to His gospel, and His support and love throughout my life, even when I was unaware of Him. I am a Mormon because it has helped me learn who I really am. The Gospel has given me numerous opportunities to learn and grow into a better person. The Gospel has helped me to focus on what is important in this life and thus has helped me to raise my family and have healthy relationships with those around me. I love the way I have "grown up" with the help of the Lord and the help of my fellow church members. The gospel has taught me how to love myself, love others, and love Heavenly Father. All that I am today, I attribute to the Lord and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My husband and I serve in the local congregation as Sunday School teachers. Once a week I help at the temple and I also visit several sisters several times a month to deliver a short inspirational message and to see how they are doing. I try hard to live a Christ-like life each and every day. Some days are more successful than others, and some days it may just be baby steps, but as long as those steps are in the right direction, following the Lord, then it is a good day.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Teri
Mormons take seriously, the directive given by Jesus Christ, to bring His sheep unto Him. Missionaries have a testimony of Jesus Christ that they want to share with others, to help others feel the same joy and happiness they have found in their own lives. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Teri
Everything good tells me there is a God. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Teri
Mormon women are like you and me. Yes, Mormons believe in the equality of men and women. All are alike in the sight of God and God is no respecter of persons. But as one might suspect, some are better at treating men and women equally than others. This is true both in and out of Mormon-dom Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Teri
the most effective way to teach this to children is for adults to be a good example of modesty and chastity. Modesty is an appropriate attitude about physical appearance and behavior; and chastity is a result of a good attitude about modesty. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Teri
This life on earth is just a part of eternity. Mormons believe we lived before this earth life with our Heavenly Father in heaven. Then we were born into mortality, and after our life here is finished, we move on to the next life, where we continue our lives in eternity. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Teri
You can learn what God is like, how he deals with people, and how you fit into this world Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Teri
It is the best choice I ever made for my own happiness! Being a member of the church means serving others, helping one another make it through the ups and downs of life, and daily effort to do the right thing in God's eyes. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Teri
worthiness and willingness to obey the commandments are the requirements Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Teri
The priesthood is by assignment, not by preference. God is no respecter of persons. Women lead by example and also in leadership roles throughout the church. As an aside, living your faith and standing up for what you believe is being a leader. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Teri
God is Love...He is all loving, all merciful. It is His work to help us return to live with him. Show more Show less