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Hi I'm Trisha

My passions are: my husband, my beliefs, hiking, camping, four-wheeling, running, dancing, and teaching Deaf kids. I am a mormon!

About Me

I grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and I loved every minute of it. My whole life revolved around my family. Being the youngest in my family, I was blessed with nieces and nephews at a young age. They are absolutely wonderful and always bring a smile to my face! Though I absolutely love my family, I never knew I could love someone more than them until I married my best friend, the love of my life, and my eternal companion. Now he is my family and I am blessed to have him. Together, we love to cook and try new recipes, then eat the food we make. We also like to do and experience all sorts of new things together. I teach elementary at a school for the deaf, and I love my job. I absolutely love working with these children, teaching them in their own natural language of American Sign Language. Not only in school, but in all aspects of life, I love to see people make goals, stretch themselves to reach those goals, and then experience success. Nothing makes me happier than to see someone else who is happy and loving life because they have worked hard to get where they are. I love to be active and always doing something, be it hiking, running, camping, four-wheeling, or anything else outdoors. I am always ready for a new adventure and usually don't mind trying something new (except for skydiving). :) I love life! I love my Heavenly Father! And I love my Savior, Jesus Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ is everything to me. I was raised in the church and taught by incredible parents. I, however, had to find out for myself that Christ's church was in deed restored to the earth in its fullness. Through the experiences I have had in my life and continued prayer, I have a strong testimony of what is taught in the scriptures. I live the gospel because I have seen the fruits of it in my life. When I do what is right and follow the Lord's teaching, my life is blessed and I experience joy. Though I have seen many blessings, I have also experienced my share of trials as well. It was through these trials that I clung to the Lord and his teachings. These were the times that I truly felt the Holy Ghost witness to me that what the gospel teaches is true. I have had the opportunity to a be servant of the Lord by going out and sharing the gospel throughout the country. As I would teach and invite others to come to Christ, I would see their lives change for the better. This not only changed them, but it changed me as well. I gained a greater testimony of the Savior and His gospel and how it truly changes people for the good.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel, to me, means doing little things each day to come closer to our Savior and to serve others. Praying individually, and with my husband, helps me to build a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father, thus increasing my faith and trust in Him and His Son Jesus Christ. This is especially important in my marriage because I am a newlywed and am still trying to adjust to life with someone else. Kneeling in prayer every morning and night helps us build a stronger spiritual relationship, thus giving us strength to face the tough times in life. Scripture study is also important to me. No one can live the gospel if they don't know what it is. Daily scripture study helps me know what I am supposed to be doing and how I should be living me life. Serving others is a big part of my daily life as well. My husband has been the greatest example of this because everything he has belongs to others. This attitude of his has become part of our marriage and now we take every opportunity to help others who are in need. This has helped us to become more like the Savior and to realize that all we have is truly a blessing from the Lord, thus it can't be kept to ourselves.

In whom should we have faith?

Trisha
Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. It is only through Christ and His atonement that we are able to return to our Heavenly Father after this life. Christ is our mediator with the Father, meaning he is the one that will plead our case when we come before the Father to be judged. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Trisha
The family is central to Heavenly Father's plan for His children. Our purpose on earth is to prove that we are worthy to live with our Heavenly Father again and to do so with our families. Families are the glue that holds everything together. It is in our families where we learn correct principles that govern our lives. We learn how to serve, teach, work, play, laugh, and forgive in our families. These people should be our best friends and our greatest supporters. After all, aside from our personal traits and the knowledge we have, they will be the only things from this life on earth that can be taken with us after we die. We must love and cherish our families. Show more Show less