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Hi I'm Theresa

I live in the Pacific Northwest. I am a teacher. I am a mother and a grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a middle school teacher. I love history and traveling, and traveling to historic places is one of my favorite things. I have been married for 32 years and have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I love to read, and watch movies and spend time with my family. I am studying to earn a master's degree in American History and Government.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and are ready to help us be happy. The teachings of the gospel have taught me that families can be together forever. There is nothing of greater value to me than my family. The principles and ordinances of the gospel create a sealing network through which our families are tied. I am grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ which allows me to repent of my sins and have continued hope that I will see Him again. The gospel teaches us the correct way to live in order to find peace and happiness on the Earth as well as in the eternities.

How I live my faith

I have participated in many callings that range from working with the women of my ward, leading the young women of my ward to working with the little children. All of my service has increased my faith and I have had many moments of personal revelation and answered prayers. We have prayer in our home, we have scripture study and we strive to have the spirit of God present in our home.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Theresa
When we attend church or go to the temple we dress in the best clothes we have. I usually wear a nice skirt or a dressy dress, but not a formal. Our clothing should be neat and modest. We honor our Heavenly Father by appearing in His house dressed appropriately. The holidays most associated with our church are Christmas and Easter. We are grateful for the birth of our Savior and His willingness to come to Earth on our behalf. Easter is also a joyous holiday, because even though our Savior endured much suffering, through His death and resurrection we have the hope to once again return to our heavenly home. We also celebrate and participate in other holidays. We ring in the New Year and look forward to new beginnings. We celebrate Independence Day and are grateful to live in a country that protects religious freedom. We also celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special occassions. Show more Show less