What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Theresa

I'm an Air Force brat, born in England, served in the military for 8 years, now work for an aerospace company, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my late forties and married to my best friend who I met in the 8th grade. We didn’t actually hang out a lot until college and it was then we realized we loved each other too. We have two sons, one is in high school and the other is currently serving a mission in Paraguay. I love reading and read all sorts of books, both fiction and nonfiction. I also love spending time with my family and going shooting with my husband, family and friends. I was born in England because my father was active duty US Air Force. This gave me a great respect for those serving our country. So, I spent 8 years on active duty in the military (4 years Army and 4 years Coast Guard) but decided I wanted a more stable home life for my family so I decided 8 years was enough. However, I do still work fulltime for an aerospace company. Recently, I had a little scare with breast cancer. However, it was found early and the doctors are confident that when I finish my radiation and endocrine therapy I will be good to go. I believe it will be because of my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband, sons and I, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church) about 6 and a half years ago. We had gone to churches off and on, but something always seemed to be missing. I had gone with a friend of mine my freshman year of high school to the LDS Seminary classes before school. I was Methodist at the time, but already didn’t feel like I had the whole picture. Then one evening many years later, my husband and I were talking about churches and I said something about how nice it would be if we just had someone come to the house and tell us which was the true church. Well a few days later the missionaries knocked on the door. We were skeptical at first and didn’t actually take the lessons until a few months later, but quickly realized it was in fact, the true church. We told our sons from the beginning they would have to decide for themselves, and they actually decided before we did. We have received many blessings since joining the church and have never had more peace in our lives, than we do now.

How I live my faith

I have had several callings since joining the church. I have served in the Primary, Relief Society, Young Women’s and now in Scouting. I had my longest calling in the Young Women’s Presidency and it was a meaningful and very special time for me. Not having any daughters, it was great to bond with the young ladies and hear their perspective on things. I also love the fact that many of them still come to me for advice and consider me a role model. I tell them that choosing the right path and staying close to Heavenly Father is so much more important than they know. That closeness allows them to seek His advice, and so long as they heed His guidance, the decisions they make will always be right. Also, living a morally clean life, which includes things like dressing modestly, will always win out in the end. I am also thankful for the many opportunities to serve outside of my Church callings, as it allows me to meet others. Working for, or giving service to others, allows me to bring to them, something which they can not bring to themselves; the love and understanding of another person. I am also a strong believer in the power of Priesthood blessings, and know that the ones I have received for my cancer and at other times are the reasons things turn out so well.