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Hi I'm Theresa

I grew up in Maine. I write novels and teach school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of six and grandmother of four. I teach 4th grade, and write novels about angels and life in the premortal existence.

Why I am a Mormon

I have faith in Jesus Christ and believe that the Book of Mormon is a true record of an ancient people who inhabited the Americas long ago. I spent most of my youth searching for answers to doctrinal questions. During this quest for truth, I attended several different religions before I began to investigate the Mormon Church. I had two Books of Mormon given to me during this time, which I kept on a bookshelf in my bedroom until four years later when I finally opened up one of them and began reading. Words have always held great importance to me, and I was astonded at the sacred words recorded in the Book of Mormon. There were answers to things I had pondered and prayed about for years. I kept reading, and attended the ward in my hometwon for those two remaining weeks before leaving for my freshman year at USC. I flew across the nation, and I was a little worried that what I had discovered might not be the same, because I had experienced conflicting doctrine within the same denomination when we had moved only fifteen miles away as a youth. I was estatic to discover the doctrine was identical and convinced that it was a sign of truth, because it says in the Bible that God is not the author of confusion, but is consistent and unchanging. When I arrived at USC, I was given paperwork to complete. There was a small 3 X 5 postcard requesting my religious preference. Well, I preferred the LDS Church, so I filled out "Mormon" on the card. They thought that I was a Mormon and invited me to institute. Everyone introduced themselves at the first meeting. I was sitting in the middle of the room, and when they got to me, I told them my name, and that I was not a member, but that I wanted to learn more. There were two very happy missionaries sitting right in front of me. They called me 'golden'. I didn't know what that meant then, but I do now. I truly know that Christ stands at the head of this, His Church restored in the latter days as prophesied throughout the Bible.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the counsel of the prophet and other church leaders, including my bishop and stake president, because I truly believe that they are called of God and inspired to lead and direct the day to day affairs of Christ's church.

What is the priesthood?

Theresa
The priesthood is an actual power that comes from Jesus Christ. It is the power that created all things, and the power that heals the sick, and binds families together in the holy temples for time and all eternity. It is the authority for man to act on earth in Christ's name when performing saving ordinaces such as baptism. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Theresa
The family is important to Mormons for the same reason that family is important to anybody. It is important, because we love our families and because the family unit is central to the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Families are meant to be together forever, and I appreciate the divine revelation that comes directly from Jesus Christ that binds us together in the holy temple for time and all eternity. I love my family, and want to be with them forever. Show more Show less