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Hi I'm Tiffany

I grew up in Sparks, Nevada. I am a college student who loves to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Nevada. I am the second oldest of six children. My parents were divorced by the time I was two years old. My grandmother did much of the caring for us while my mom worked two jobs to keep us afloat. I never grew up with a stay at home parent. My dad was around, but my brother and I only spent time with him every other weekend. I began playing soccer at the age of 8. I had a natural talent and soon began playing competitively with a traveling team. Using soccer as my escape, I became confident in my own capabilities and the power that I had to achieve anything that I put my mind to. Athletics have always been a big part of my life. With a steady drive for success, losing was never an option, and this covered academics as well. Soccer was my anchor in high school and as I played and lead my team to two state championships, I realized anything could be accomplished with a little tenacity. I know that if I try my hardest and turn to the Lord anything is possible. I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 8. As I began to take responsibility for my own life and not rely on my parents, I took it upon myself to know that the Church was true, and when I received that confirmation I began to consecrate my life to the Lord. I graduated from high school and went to Brigham Young University, where I later graduated with a Bachelors of Science.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member for the Church when I was 8 years old. At the age of 10 I began playing competitive soccer and many of my teammates were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints. At the time it was extremely hard for me to go to Church because no one else in my family was committed to making Christ a central figure in their lives. I made an effort to go to Church when I did not have a soccer tournament, but I felt like I was somehow "cheating" God. I knew that I had received many blessings from God, but I felt like I was being extremely ungrateful. Because I did not have a strong driving force behind me telling me that the Church was true, I came to a cross-roads and decided that I needed to know if the Church was true for myself. I went to seminary in high school and began to challenge myself to read the scriptures on my own to know if they were truly the word of God. I read the Book of Mormon and received a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the only true church upon the face of the earth. I gained a testimony of Joseph Smith and a love for modern-day prophets. This Church brings me true happiness. I spent many years as a younger adolescent going to Church by myself, but I felt the love of the members of the Church. I could feel that Heavenly Father was taking very good care of me, and that He loved me more than words could describe. I am so thankful to know that I have a Father in Heaven who is constantly watching out for me. I know that because Heavenly Father loves His children He will never leave them confused and lost. He wants us to be on His path. He wants us to return to Him.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I have a testimony in the Church because I have seen the way that it blesses lives. I have been able to serve in many capacities in the Church. I have been a leader in the young women's group, a teacher, activity planner, and missionary in my ward. I love giving my whole heart to serving my Heavenly Father. I served a mission in Paraguay and learned to love all sons and daughters of God. I taught about the joy that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that through our acts of service to others, we are truly living our religion and showing the Lord that we want to be instruments in His hands.