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Hi I'm Tashina

I grew up on the Navajo Nation. I speak Indonesian. I love to travel. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a member of the Navajo Nation. I was born and raised on the reservation. After graduating from college, I worked for an asset management firm and then decided to serve a mission. I spent a year and a half as a missionary in Indonesia where I shared what makes me happy--my faith! I currently work for a non-profit organization that strengthens tribal businesses. I'm a bit of a nerd and love reading and learning. I can be found dancing, hiking, scuba diving, scrapbooking and traveling the globe. So far I've visited China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. I love spending time with my grandmother and I'm proud of the traditional Navajo rug that I wove with her. And yes, I love going to Church!

Why I am a Mormon

When my mother was a child, Mormon missionaries rode on horses to her home and taught her family the gospel in the Navajo language. Her family was baptized. On my father's side, my paternal grandfather joined the Church at age 19. While I was raised Mormon, I had to study the teachings for myself. During my freshman year of college, I read the Book of Mormon in its entirety. I prayed to God and asked Him if it was true. The Holy Ghost communicated to my heart and I received feelings of peace. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. My testimony was strengthened as I put my faith into action and lived the teachings. My membership in the Church means everything to me. It has taught me that I am a precious daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. It has taught me about the importance of education, being a productive member of society, standing for truth and loving others. I'm a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ inspires me to be a better person.   

How I live my faith

I serve in the presidency of the women's organization at Church. I love it! It's so amazing to be united with strong women in our devotion to God. In my volunteer role, I minister to women in their homes and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ at Church. I strive to renew my relationship with my Heavenly Father daily by praying and reading the scriptures. I am strengthened by regularly worshiping in the temple. As a young person, living the teachings of Jesus Christ brings me joy, purpose and direction.   

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

A temple is literally the house of the Lord. All members of the human family are invited to prepare to enter the temple. They can do so by exercising faith in Jesus Christ, being baptized and living the commandments. In the temple, we perform sacred ordinances and learn about God's plan for us. Some temple ordinances include baptism for deceased family members and marriages that bind families together eternally. The ordinances that are performed in temples are not secret, but rather sacred. I love the temple and the peace that I feel while worshipping there!     Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Absolutely! I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is the Savior of the world. I treasure my personal relationship Him. He is my friend and comforts me. I am grateful that He was willing to sacrifice His life for me. I believe in the accounts of the Savior given in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Some of my favorite verses from the Bible and Book of Mormon are John 3 16 and 2 Nephi 25 26 which reads, "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." Show more Show less