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Hi I'm Trish

I'm a mom, a grandmother, a scout leader, a therapist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Idaho in a family of 11 children. I now live in the east. My husband and I have been married for over 30 years. We enjoy reading, exercising (most of the time), traveling and Church assignments. I also enjoy working with autistic children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a sixth generation Mormon. My family was very active in the church as I was growing up. But the reason I am still a Mormon, is because I believe that the Church is actually true. I've studied a lot of other religions and faiths, and there is nothing close to what I have here. I have felt God's spirit with me when I've followed the doctrines and teachings of the Church. My children are all active members as well, and none of us would change what we know for the world. We believe that God has a plan for all of his children, and that he wants us all to come back into his presence. There is nothing in my faith that would hinder my return. I just need to live faithfully, and do my part.

How I live my faith

I have served in numerous capacities in the Church, in children's organizations, the Women's organization, as a Gospel teacher for teenagers attending early morning classes, and numerous musical assignments, including substitute choir director. Everyone has some talent they can contribute.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jesus Christ founded the Mormon Church. God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith, and gave him specific instructions concerning how to organize the Church in our time. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

When Joseph Smith was 14 years old, he prayed in a grove of trees to ask his Father in Heaven which of all the churches in his area he should join. He did this after studying the Bible, in an effort to know God's will. While he was praying, God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ appeared to him in vision and told him not to join any of the churches, and that he would be an instrument in God's hand in restoring the Church as it existed in the days of Jesus Christ. That is what is referred to as "the first vision". Joseph over a period of many years went on to translate an ancient record which has come to be known as The Book of Mormon, and helped organize the Church. Show more Show less