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Hi I'm Thacia.

Go Idaho! I'm a proud mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I grew up doing extreme sports/ sports "regular type" (especially swimming) and a whole lot of singing which I love. These things helped to carve me into who I am today. We did not have a lot of money and my mom was a single mom raising 3 little girls by herself. It was a hard time but we learned a lot and came out on top. I worked as an auto body mechanic from the age of 12 to 18. I had always loved to take stuff apart. I wanted to be like my grandpa. After that I went and joined the U.S. Navy. Because of my love and gift of fixing things I decided to become a jet engine mechanic. I went a little astray from what I had always known, in the military. I read the Book of Mormon every day when I was in the Navy and this helped me. I love the Book Of Mormon with my whole heart, mind and soul. It kept me close to my family here and in Heaven. I spent a lot of time in many countries. I have always loved other cultures so this was a huge blessing in my life. I was a lifeguard for 2 years after I got out of the Navy, figured out what was important to me and now I am doing what I love. I am in the ecology/ fisheries/ wildlife program at BYU-I. I have been home from my mission for a few years. I speak Spanish. I loved my mission. It was so very rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandpa died 2 months before my mission. This broke my heart. Before my grandpa died I wanted to go on my mission, do the best I could and then come home and move on with my life which I didn't care fully about. Then my hero and role model died and I was beyond any feeling I new I could feel. I had lost my father figure and my example. I was so angry. I almost didn't go on my mission. I was angry at Heavenly Father. Then I realized that if I wanted to see him again I needed to do my best on my mission and in my life and endure to the end. My grandpa died before my mission because I needed that wakeup call. I now know that I will see him again and that he is with me and helping me return to my Father in Heaven. I love my mission and this gospel even though the road to being truly converted was a very challenging one. I believe we all have to be converted into whatever we believe at some point in our lives. I am going to be honest and say I went on my mission to help others, but not to help myself. I knew it would make other happy but I wasn't sure if it could bring that same happiness for me. The reason I tell this is because I think I was truly converted in the first 4 to 6 months of my mission. I came to help others and to do what I knew my family wanted for me. I felt like I wasn't going anywhere doing what I was doing so it was just the next thing on my list. I now know that this is what has helped me to be truly converted, to know of Jesus Christ my savior and redeemer who saved me, and to be on the path towards true eternal life. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, my dear loving Heavenly Father, and this church which brought me to this knowledge. The road is still hard and I think that at times I almost didn't make it but what I did for my family to be proud of me has truly given me light and truth. I know that other road and that it leads nowhere that I want to go. I want to stick to the straight and narrow path for that is where true happiness lies.

How I live my faith

I returned from my mission a while back and am now going to school at BYU-I.