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Hi I'm Terry

I'm a Mormon. When I was 8, my family moved to Florida so my dad could work on the space program.

About Me

Growing up in Florida was a lot of fun. The beach was and still is one of my favorite places to be. Being there with my family would make it even better. I am married to a wonderful man and have four kids and a dog named Sox. Besides being with my family and on the beach, I love to dance. I majored in dance while going to college, and was able to be on several dance teams, and even got to tour around the country a little with my dancing. I also love the outdoors, and in my younger years have been on long camping/hiking trips, and even climbed mountains. Now that is something else for a Florida girls. I love crafts,especially making and teaching others to make jewelry. I have also loved attending my boys soccer, baseball, football, track, etc. games, and my daughter's dance events.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to a Catholic school, and a Baptist church. Both churches had some wonderful people, but for some reason, I felt as if there was something else. While attending high school, I met a girl who was a Mormon. I had never heard of a Mormon (except maybe the Osmonds. But I didn't realize it was a religion). There was something different about my friend. She was always happy, and people were drawn to here, even though she did not get involved in the "partying" that went on. I did not participate in any of those type activities either, and maybe that is why my friend and I got along so well. I remember going to church and youth activities with her and really felt something different. It was a good different. I wanted to know more. Eventually, after high school graduation, I stayed behind and went to the local community college and my friend went out to Ricks College (a Mormon church college in Rexburg, Idaho). When she came back at Christmas, she was so excited about her experience at Ricks, that it made me very curious about the place. The following summer, my family went to Colorado to visit my grandparents and other family members, like we did every year. Since we were just a days drive to Ricks College, we decided to take a trip up there. Ricks was also near Yellowstone, so we made a mini vacation from our vacation out of our trip. When we arrived on the Ricks College campus, we all could feel the Spirit. The following January, I found myself a student at Ricks College, and eventually I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I love my faith, I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I love working with others, especially the youth. Right now I have the privilege of working with the Young Women at church. We may be small in numbers, but we are big in heart. Our youth love to do service, especially one we do each year just before Thanksgiving. For the past twenty some years, our area youth have gotten together and sorted canned foods at our local food bank. The people at the food bank are always amazed at our willingness and hard work. They always give us a lot of sorting to do, and we usually finish it in half the time they give us. The church has been such a blessing to me. Growing up, I was very timid and shy. I joined the church at age 19, and have had many opportunities to grow by teaching and serving others. I am still shy, and it is still hard for me to get in front of people to teach or lead, but I know that much of what I am asked to do in the church is for the betterment of others, and I know that Jesus Christ would want this. He was our greatest example of serving others, and therefore, I try to emulate his example.