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Hi I'm Tammy

I grew up in Upstate New York and I am a Mormon. I am a convert to the church.

About Me

I am a mom of four and have adopted my husbands oldest granddaughter as our own. I am going back to school to get my degree in Engineering. I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family, I enjoy learning new things and being able to help others that are in need. I also enjoy working on my family history. I have owned my own business and was a foster parent for over ten years. I have been very blessed in my life. My oldest son is preparing for his mission, he is hoping to serve a full time, two year mission within the next six months. We are proud of his decision to serve the Lord. Jesus Christ is my Savior and I am so grateful for his life and the example that he is for me in my life. I live everyday with the focus on my eternal goals of having eternity with my family and living again with my Heavenly Father and that is the most important goal in my life. Family is what keeps me going, I love them with all my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent a lot of my younger years trying to go to church and find some sense of spiritual belonging and couldn't find it until one day, while visiting a family member I was reading the Doctrine and Covenants and the Holy Ghost overwhelmed me with the knowledge of the truth. I prayed and continued to read the scriptures, The Book of Mormon and found that it was true. My testimoney began to grow. I pondered and prayed continually. The gospel of Jesus Christ has become the most important element in my life. I center my well being around my savior Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ in the grove of trees when he was fourteen years old, he found the plates that contained the scriptures that we now know as the Book of Mormon, and it was through him that the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ was able to be restored to the earth in its fullness. I know that Jesus lives and that he atoned for my sins and the sins of the world. The pain and agony that Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsamane was excruciating and I know that it was because he took upon him every possible sin and pain that we could ever endure, and when I think of the suffering that he went through it humbles me and brings me to the very depth of my soul. I am so grateful for the gift that he has given me as well as all my fellow brothers and sisters throughout the world. I know that if I live my life worthily and do all that I can to keep the commandments of the Lord I will return to live with him as well as with my family for all eternity. I love my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ with all my heart and want to follow their example. That is how we can find true joy and happiness in this life and the life to come forever. As a convert to the church I work very hard to know my Savior and to teach my children so that they will have that anchor to help them in their lives. They will have trials in their lives, but the Lord will always be there.

How I live my faith

I am the Librarian in our ward. I love to serve in the church. I find great satisfaction in helping and serving others. I enjoy visiting with other sisters in our ward. My visiting teachers come each month and I feel that they are truly inspired to bringing me the message that the Lord knows I need, and they are also so sincere in their willingness to help me when ever I may be in need of service. My husband travels and is gone alot of the time with his job and they are always there if I need anything at all. This is a program that is truly inspired of the Lord. He knows that there are times when we as his children may need to be loved and lifted up and who better to do that than his fellow children, our fellow brothers and sisters. We should always be there to love and help one another.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Well this is a good question, I remember when I was 17 and joining the church I heard alot of comments from others about what mormon's believed, what they did and didn't do. Let me tell you from experience. I was told that they didn't wear make-up, didn't dance, didn't celebrate christmas, had more than one wife etc. We dress normal like everyone else, we do try to dress modestly because our bodies are temples of God and so therefore we should respect them and treat them as such. On Sunday, we as women wear dresses or skirts, and men wear suits, or shirts and ties with dress type slacks. We observe all the normal holidays that everyone else celebrates. We especially love the Christmas season to not only honor and celebrate the birth of the Savior, but it is a great time to show love and extra kindnesses to others around us. It is a extra special time to perform service.  Show more Show less