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Hi I'm Tanya

I'm a Mormon. I love traveling, zumba, gardening, and garage sales.

About Me

I have been married for over 30 years to the same man and we have 1 son, 2 daughters, 6 wonderful grandchildren and an assortment of dogs, cats, chickens and cows. I love all of the seasons of the year and all of the fun holidays that come with each season. We have a small farm and it has been a great way to raise a family and teach them all about work and the law of the harvest (we reap what we sow). Some of the things that I enjoy doing are: working (the hard physical kind), keeping current on politics, studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, planning family parties, working in my vegetable garden, preparing lesson for my Sunday School class and blogging. And oh yes, I just love garage sales! I can truly say that I never ever lack for things to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know, without a doubt, that it is the only true church on the earth today. The gospel was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith and we are led today by a true prophet of God. People have asked me how I can be so sure. I tell them it is kind of like trying to describe to someone how salt tastes. If you have tasted salt you know that it is real and has a distinct flavor, but in trying to describe it to someone else it becomes a difficult task. It is like feeling the spirit of the Holy Ghost, once you have felt its witnessing power you do all that you can to keep His spirit with you and feel His spirit in your life. Kind of like salt, once you've tasted the savor you don't want to go back to the bland.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a church of service, but in serving others we also have the chance to develop our talents and make many new friends. Currently I teach the 10 year old children in our congregation on Sunday. We have so much fun together studying the life of our Savior from the New Testament, since I am a retired teacher, this is a great calling for me. I have also gone to girl's camp in the summer time with the teenage girls and have been involved with the church's sports program. I have taught the women of our congregation on Sundays and have helped plan and carry out a variety of service activities for the women in our community. One of the great programs of the church is how we visit and look out for one another, even people who are not members of our faith. I find that when I serve others and try to bless their lives, that I am actually the one who ends up being blessed.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and clarifies gospel truths that are also found in the Bible. As with the Bible, it also contains writings of ancient prophets. For example, one of these prophets, named Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead his family and a few others to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. The writings of other prophets are also contained in the Book of Mormon. These prophets knew and understood about Heavenly Father's plan for His children on earth and also the mission of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, tells what happens to societies when they follow God's commandments and when they don't. The Book of Mormon concludes with a wonderful promise for those who read the book and sincerely pray about it, they can know if it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The church does not endorse political parties, but it does encourage and urge members to participate in community, political, and governmental affairs. It is important that we stand up and let our voices be heard in the public square. It is important that we educate ourselves on who is running for office and what the candidates stand for, and then, of course, we must go out and make our vote count. Show more Show less