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Hi I'm Thessaly

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of two little children. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; as a child I grew up in a Christian religion, but didn't really go to church or learn about Christ at all. I am a breast cancer survivor, and love reading and learning about new ways I can be healthy to reduce the risk of my cancer recurring. I am a marathon runner and enjoy exercising. I was a vice president at a financial institution where I worked for 10 years until I quit last year. I love watching my little children play and learn new things, and spending time with my husband. I would like to learn how to sew and how to grow my own vegetable garden one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I first heard about Mormons though, I thought they were strange and I was not interested in learning about their beliefs. Then I got to know a Mormon very well and I was so confused because he was great! He was funny, respectful, honest and ... normal. He talked to me about the Book of Mormon, but I was still closed to sincerely learning about the church. I reluctantly agreed to meet with the Mormon Missionaries, and to start reading the Book of Mormon. A few months passed and I started to really enjoy what I was learning - it all seemed to make sense. The questions I had always had about the purpose of my life, the reason for challenges in my life, and where I go after this life were all answered. I began to build my testimony that this church was true. My investigation in the church was not accepted by my family, and my close friends thought I was crazy. I had to make a choice: do I want to live my life according to what my family and friends want for me, or do I want to live my life according to what my Father in Heaven wants for me? I decided to be baptized. I was 25. I am grateful every day that I joined this church. I know that this is the true church on the earth. I believe without any doubt that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is true. Every time I learn something new about the church, another piece of the puzzle comes together, and I understand more and more about my Savior Jesus Christ and His Plan of Happiness for me. I know He knows me and loves me. I am eternally grateful for this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I attend church services every Sunday. Once a month I teach a group of women in the church a principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I use a manuel entitled: Gospel Principles published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I also enjoy the visits by two women in my ward who come by once a month to share a spiritual thought with me.