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Hi I'm Thérésa Hedges-Webb

I'm a writer, actress and film-maker. I've been a Mormon since I was 13.

About Me

I'm a writer and actress with a background in Developmental Psychology. I also teach French and remedial literacy part-time. I'm half-Welsh and half Belgian with a large family on both sides so I also have a few languages under my belt! I have eclectic tastes in pretty much everything from music to food to art. Two years ago I married my lovely husband Brian (he's on here somewhere too!) and were sealed in the London temple.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I was brought up in another faith, but questioned it from a very early age. As an eight-year old, so much of it just didn't make sense to me. It felt (even at that young age) that life was a game we couldn't win, and that Heavenly Father was this far-off unapproachable deity. I know in my little heart that it just couldn't be true. So I spent the next few years finding out about other religions. Some had snatches of what I felt was the truth, but still had too many contradictions and 'grey areas' for me. I spent the next few years working out what it was I actually believed in - the bare bones of my testimony, I guess. And then, through my older sister, I came into contact with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Something suddenly clicked. It was like Cinderella and the glass slipper. It all fitted! This was what I had been searching for! And when the missionaries knocked at my door a few weeks later, no sooner had they introduced themselves, then I said "Yes! I want to be baptised!" I was 13 when I got baptised. It was the best decision I ever made.

How I live my faith

I think living your faith is not about how you feel - it's about doing the right thing. It's making that conscious choice each day. It doesn't matter whether you wake up in the morning feeling wonderful, or feeling like you'd rather stay there and avoid the world (and let's face it, we've all had days like that!). So, rather than getting all over-spiritualised, I'll just tell you the things I do... I pray. When I get up, before I go to bed, before each meal and at any point during the day when I feel I need it. I read the scriptures. Sometimes when I'm bothered/wondering about something, I'll pray for a bit of help or understanding, then open the scriptures and there's my answer. Daily scripture reading helps key you in to the language, as well as helping them become almost like a friend... Sometimes you know just where to go when you need something specific. I go to church. Well, I'm grateful for my life and everything in it, so what better way than to spend Sunday saying a big 'Thank You' to Heavenly Father?! A little while ago I was called to work with the teenage girls as Young Women's President in our ward. This means teaching them (more often than not it's them teaching me something!!) on the Sunday and sharing activities with them on Wednesday nights. I love it.