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Hi I'm Tanya

I am the mother of five, grandmother of one. I have a great husband, I like to play word games. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 24 years now. My family is the most important thing to me and my home is where I spend most of my time. I enjoy reading, watching movies, playing games and doing puzzles with my family. I am an optimist and I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a long, strong pioneer heritage, so I was raised in the church and have always been active. I am grateful to my ancestors for the decisions and sacrifices they made that allow me the blessings I have in my life. This is the foundation for my church membership, but not the reason I live it now. The reason I choose to attend church weekly and participate in the gospel daily is because of the experiences I have had that show me that I have a Father in Heaven and that He is mindful of me and is there to guide me daily as I seek His help through prayer and scripture study. I have received answers to prayers many many times. None of these have been earth-shattering events, but they have been miraculous to me: having a friend be there in difficult times, receiving comfort or direction from the Spirit in times of need, protection for my family members when they are far away or in dangerous places.

How I live my faith

Right now I am the leader of the women's organization in our congregation. This is not something I asked for or volunteered for, but something that I was asked to do. It has been a very challenging and rewarding experience to try to organize and help to serve over 100 sisters in our area. I do not see myself as a leader, so the past three years have been ones of growth as I have tried to go outside my comfort zone and do what the Lord would have me do. Directly because of this responsibility and my efforts in it I have met so many new women and developed many wonderful friendships. These women, my sisters, are blessings to me. I would never have sought for this position and have often felt overwhelmed by it, but I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to come to know and serve and love the women of my congregation. I know the Lord has helped me every step of the way and it makes me feel humble and loved that He would entrust His daughters to me in a small way.