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Hi I'm Taneth

I am one of 5 kids. I grew up mostly in Oklahoma. I like reading, gaming and the Gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well I moved a lot as a kid, so I never really called any place home until we moved to Oklahoma. I was schooled outside of the regular education system my whole life and loved it. I graduated early and went to college for a year and a half before deciding to go on a mission. I am a pretty quirky individual, some would even say weird. I like a wide rang of things, from RPG's Role playing games books, puzzles and art. To construction, design, architecture and other hands on work. To gardening and working with animals. There really isn't anything I don't have at least a mild interest in. I love music of almost any kind Excepting country music. DX yuck. A few of my favorite bands are Nightwish, Rush, Shinedown, The Used and Metallica. I cant play any instruments, but I can sing decently, mostly out of self defense since I can hear any sour notes like nails on a chalkboard. I have 4 siblings, two brothers and two sisters whom I love and adore Most of the time. And a Mom and Dad who are the smartest and coolest people I know. My family isn't perfect, but we love each other and we always try to do what's best.

Why I am a Mormon

 Well I was born into the church, but my Dad was a convert and he made sure that I actually knew what I was getting into before I just jumped into things. I can say that I have a pretty good grasp of the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But I have also studied other religions as well. Mostly Baptist, Catholic, American Indian, Wicca and Paganism. I have a grasp on many religions and for one reason or another all of them had things that were missing. This Church is the only one I have ever found that answer all my questions and doesn't leave me with more questions than I started with. I did not get my faith and knowledge of the church just out of thin air. I had to study and pray and look for the answers first. I am not someone who just accepts things because someone tells it to me. I have to know for myself and that was another thing that kept me in the church, instead of dicouraging questions and thoughts about the Gospel, that encourage them. WE should have our own testimony and should know for ourselves that Jesus is the Christ. That he WAS crusified. That he DID rise on the third day and that by obedience to his gospel and faith in his atonement. All of us can return to live with our Heavenly Father and our Family's in eternal glory. I know that to be true, just as I know that Joseph Smith was a true and living prophet. That Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet of God on earth today, who leads and guides this church. I know the Book of Mormon to be a second witness that Jesus Christ is the son of God. I know that the Priesthood of God has been restored on earth and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint, is the only true and living church on the earth today and I say these thing in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

 I have had many callings Jobs we do that give service in the church. I have served and the president or leader of verious young mens groups in the church. I have taught Sunday School and I have been a home teacher. I have also done a lot of service including helping people move and doing yard and house work, any kind of service really. And I am servign a mission to teach other about this great gosple.

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is authority given from God to act in his name and do the things he would have done. It was given through Christ and it is his power. What the priesthood does is allow worthy males to preform ordinenses such as Baptism and Blessing the sick with Gods power and approval. It is also the authority that allows direction and revelation in the church. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

 You can know the truth of Mormonism easily. First you have to learn about it, what is true and what is not. There are a lot of misconceptions and untrue things said aboutthe Church and what we believe. You can learn about that by talking to missionaries. Then once you have learned about the Gospel, you simply and sincerly ask your father in heaven if the things you have read, learned adn been told are true and your answer will come.  Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We believe that before we came to this earth that we lives as spirits with our Heavenly Father. We believe that he had/has a body of flesh and bones and we wanted to be like him. He loves us and he wanted us to have all that he has as well and so a plan was presented that would enable us to come to this earth, get bodies and prove that we would follow our savior and return to live with our Heavenly Father. We knew there would be tests and trials, but we were willing to have those so that we could learn and grow to be stronger and wiser. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The Church was founded by Jesus Christ himself, but after a time where people fall away and rejected the Gospel the church in it's fullness was taken away. Nearly 2000 years later a young man named Joseph Smith wanted to know which of a multitude of churches was the right one. After having a wonderful vision he learned that none of them were fully true and later through messengers and talking to God he was able to restore Jesus Christ's church back to the earth the way it was when he set it up origenally. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

I believe very firmly that families can live together fover. The church teaches that if a man and a woman are sealed together in a holy temple, that their love and marriage and children can be together long after they leave this mortal frame. This principle is something that brings a lot of comfort to my heart when I lose those that are close to me. Show more Show less