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Hi I'm Teddie

I waited 17 years for our son. I see miracles in my life and in other's lives everyday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Now that we are retired and our son is in college, we are enjoying opportunities to travel to Europe and meeting wonderful people there. I love to learn. I love learning how to do something new. My first inclination when I learn something new is to find someone to share it with. Presently I am beading, making cards, doing archery, and learning to play the guitar and ukelele. I love teaching. I love serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I have studied, prayed and lived the teachings of Jesus Christ. It's a process, "Line upon line" (Isaiah 28:10) I know that this is His church, restored in its purity upon the earth in the latter-days. He stands at the head of it today. When we accept the covenant of baptism, we agree to help the Lord in his work. that might sound like an extra burden you are taking on, but in fact, as we serve Him by serving others, our own burdens are lifted and we gain knowledge and insight that we couldn't get any other way. We are continually challenged to know these truths for ourselves and we don't expect anybody else to accept them simply on our word. The Lord wants each of us to follow him based on our own experience with the spirit. We must gain a knowledge of His truths personally. Seeing, touching, hearing can not take the place of a witness of the spirit. It leaves an indelible impression on our souls and gives us knowledge of truths we could not know otherwise. When I share a principle of the gospel with others I tell them "You don't have to believe me. Pray and test it and find out for yourself if it is true. The Lord will reveal it to you just as he did me."

How I live my faith

For me, being a disciple of Jesus Christ is more than just believing in him. It is doing what he did. It is helping others feel His love and confidence in them. It is becoming like him. I love the ways that he provides for us to grow and become more like him by giving us opportunities to serve. I have had many callings in the church from teaching children, teenagers and adults to acting in administrative roles. I have learned so much about Jesus Christ and about myself through these callings. As I have accepted each call (often feeling inadequate and overwhelmed by the responsibility) the Lord has always blessed me with the courage to go forward and a love for those I serve. I am most happy when I am in his service. I can't do much to improve the condition of the world, but I can change lives one person at a time.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Teddie
Because families have an eternal component. We lived in a family before we came to earth and we desire to live in a family when we leave this life. Most importantly, we want to return home to our heavenly family, for we are all part of the family of God, his sons and daughters. This knowledge influences how I treat other people and how I treat my own mortal family. Show more Show less