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Hi I'm Teryn

I'm an athlete, a wife, a mother and I am a mormon

About Me

In highschool I was an athlete. My favorite sport was volleyball. I played a little volleyball in college. Shortly after I married my husband I was able to get a job coaching a varsity volleyball team as well as a club team. I married a wonderful man and together we have 2 darling little girls. I currently stay at home with my girls. We live on the gulf coast and enjoy the sunshine and being outside as well as trips to the beach. Raising our children has been one of the most challenging yet most rewarding and joyful things I have ever done in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me as a Mormon. However, there came a time when I had to decide for myself, whether or not this church was true. As a pre-teen and teenager I started to allow my friends to influence me to participate in activities that were contrary to the standards and belief's that I had been taught all my life. At first it was fun. I thought I was "cool" and felt popular. However those feeling were always a bit overshadowed by a feeling of sadness. I couldn't quite pinpoint why I felt sad. All I knew was that it was an unsettling feeling, almost like an upset stomach that just wouldn't go away. Some days were harder than others. After a few years of living this lifestyle and rejecting the teachings of the gospel I finally reached my breaking point. I remember I was alone in my bedroom and decided to do something I had been taught all my life to do, but had never REALLY done it before. I knelt on my knee's and offered a simple prayer. I decided to open my heart and offer the most honest and sincere prayer I had ever spoken before. The feeling that entered my body is indescribable. All I know is that it was felt in my entire being. I felt comforted and this caused me to cry harder than I have ever cried before. What started out as a simple prayer turned into me begging my Father in Heaven for forgiveness for the transgressions I had been committing. I felt like he was right there, holding me as I cried and confessed all my sins to him. I also knew in that moment, from the feeling that was placed on me, that I would be forgiven and the God loved me. This experience was the starting point for me to develop a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I later read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. I have received a testimony that it is indeed, a true testament of Jesus Christ. I continue to study the scriptures and develop my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. I know this church teaches the fullness of Christ's Gospel.

How I live my faith

I am currently the second counselor in the Relief Society. The Relief Society is an organization set up for the women of the church. I go to church every Sunday, visit other families and women during the week who are in need, and plan extra curricular activities and meeting for the benefit of the women in our ward. Our activities are anything from getting together and learning how to sew, to volunteering at a soup kitchen as a service project, to getting young mothers together to support one another and host play groups. I strive to read and learn from the scriptures every day. I strive to build my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father by praying daily as well. I have a few sisters I visit each and every month. If they are in need, it is my responsibility to make sure they are taken care of. Living my faith has helped develop my character and made me a better person