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Hi I'm Tami

I grew up on the Navajo Indian Reservation in NM, I served a mission in the Philippines, I'm a mom, a blackbelt and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two amazing children, a 16 year old son & a 9 year old daughter - they are the primary focus of my life. My son and I are able to share time together as we work to restore our ever growing collection of classic Volkswagens:0) I treasure the time that I am able to share with him, in addition to hearing him talk about his dreams and goals, I'm learning a thing or two about maintaining cars. My daughter and I are able to share a love for the arts. We attend theatrical productions, volunteer at the children's theater and take numerous art classes together. We have been on stage together in theatrical productions;and she has performed in a production which I adapted from a famous Choctaw story. We have enjoyed meeting and working with some of the world's best glass artists. I enjoy traveling and have been able to visit 45 of the 50 US states and 10 foreign countries. My children are just a few behind me in this count, but our goal is to catch them up soon:0) I have college degrees in Computer Information Systems, Special Education, Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to an LDS Mother and a Catholic Father. My mom's family had been members from the beginning & crossed the plains to Utah. They were then sent to colonize Mexico & then to Southern Arizona. My dad's family had been catholic since they came to the Americas as Conquistadors. They met when my mom took a job in New Mexico. My dad took the missionary lessons secretly while my mom was at the church fulfilling her church duties. When I was about 3 he joined the church & a year later we were sealed as a family in the Mesa, Arizona temple. I had never in my life questioned the truthfulness of the Gospel, I trusted that my parents were leading me down the right path. However, when I entered the missionary training center on my way to the Philippines I began to question if I really believed what I had been living all my life. I wondered if the LDS church was truly God's church on earth? Did Joseph Smith really restore the Gospel? Was the Book of Mormon truly the word of God & was it a second witness of Jesus Christ? Before I could go half way around the world to share this message, I had to truly know for myself if I could answer those questions. As I read in Moroni 10:4-6, I decided to put it to the test. 4)And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5)And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. 6)And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is. As I prayed, I did receive confirmation that all of these teachings are true. By following the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ I can find peace in a troubled world. This same peace can come to anyone who chooses to follow the Savior's plan

How I live my faith

I am far from perfect but I do strive to live a Christ centered life. I choose to read my scriptures and pray each day. I also choose to do the same with my family, so we can all grow in our understanding of the gospel. Throughout my life I have had many opportunities to serve in the church as a teacher and leader. Each time I'm given the opportunity to serve, I grow to trust and love my Heavenly Father even more. My desire is to be like the Savior - seeking always to serve and lighten other's burdens.