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Hi I'm Tammy

I am an American who has lived in several places. I am a single woman who advocates for children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mental health therapist by profession. I enjoy helping people to believe in themselves and to overcome whatever barriers they may have. I also love to travel! I have lived in the Netherlands as a nanny and in Italy as a missionary. I love reading, and-though I am very busy-I can be found with my nose in a book every day. I also feel good when I am soaking up the beauty of nature. I am interested in many things (such as music, art and history) but mostly I love to meet and get to know people. I love my family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

It all comes down to a spiritual witness. I grew up in a family that did not observe any religion. However, my mother sent us children to the LDS (Mormon) church, which she had joined as a young teen. I was the only one of my siblings to keep going to the LDS church, as life took us on different paths. For some reason I always believed the church to be true, but it was much later that I gained a very strong testimony of this. I visited other churches and a synagogue as I grew up, when invited by friends. I also studied various religions, out of curiosity for their beliefs. I always found myself comparing their beliefs with my own, in a desire to understand others more. I have always admired the good works of others of all different faiths, and respected their sincere, positive beliefs. However, I never felt in other places what I felt in the LDS church. Despite a couple of doctrinal questions I had (which resolved over time after prayer and study for understanding) and some years of opposition from others for pursuing this religion; it felt right to me. I have received spiritual confirmation several times that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the fullness of the gospel. These thoughts and feelings have not been loud, but have been clear enough for me to know they came from God. I am so grateful to have this knowledge and this feeling of peace!

How I live my faith

I am impressed by the variety and creativity of ways that people get involved in their communities, and in helping others. I am grateful for people who have helped me over the years, and I enjoy helping others. I try to live my faith by serving others, in my community and in my church. I have participated in donating blood for several years. I was a volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympics. I use my right and privilege to vote. I have also been involved in various other service projects over the years. In the LDS church we serve in various positions, or callings, on a volunteer basis. I currently teach Sunday lessons to the women in my congregation. Before that I taught teenagers the Scriptures early every weekday morning of the school year. I have also been a teacher of children and a missionary. I am far from perfect, but I try to do my best to live my faith. The only way I can is with the Lord's help, which thankfully He is more than willing to give us if we ask! The great thing is, all that the Lord requires is that we do our best; He will make up the rest.