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Hi I'm Tshana

I'm the mother of 3 teenagers. I'm a full time nursing student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Texas. I love my kids. I am going to school to become a nurse and I really enjoy doing service work for the church and in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was looking for a code to live by and a means to do missionary work in Northern Africa once my children are fully grown. I was not considering the protestant churches at all, but as I watched a college basketball game with a friend he started explaining why the star player, Jimmer Fredette, was having such a difficult time on the court. BYU had suspended 2 players for breaking their code of conduct even though it cost them the game. I was curious about this code and went home and looked it up on the web. I came across a page that asked me if I wanted a copy of the Book of Mormon and 2 days later I received a call from Sister missionaries. When I met with the Sisters I was surprised to find that I already shared the basic principles and beliefs of Mormonism. You could say that Jimmer helped convert me, but I think that there was a plan and a path laid out for me...just waiting for me to be ready to accept the truth.

How I live my faith

I was looking to be of service because I had a strong feeling that there is a part of me that I cannot know until I give of myself completely. Almost immediately opportunities to serve arose, from serving breakfast at a regional function to watering plants at the local temple. Last week I received my first calling, that is job in the church, and I was afraid that I wouldn't be very good at it...but I love it! The best part of being a Saint is that I am surrounded and supported by others who strive to live by Jesus' standard: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength and with all your mind. And, Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Service to others is the backbone of the savior's message to humanity, by serving each other we honor our Heavenly Father and ourselves. Although Jesus strongly encouraged everyone to be loving, kind and charitable he did not force anyone and the same is true of the church. No one is required to serve a mission but the church is set up according to Jesus' example, compensating individuals and families spiritually with opportunities to show gratitude for the abundance of happiness that we receive by living in accordance to the Lords commandments. Certainly we can never serve our fellow man as Jesus has served us, but it is a privilege and an honor to be part of a growing community who strives to make earth a bit more like heaven and spread the good news to all corners or the earth calling the Shepard's entire flock home. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a set of commandments pertaining to personal health and well being. God revealed the necessity of remaining physically and spiritually fit to the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Word of Wisdom encourages people to eat healthy and stay active for maximum vitality, the same advise that the modern medical community promotes. In addition to the healthy suggestions, the Word of Wisdom specifically warns us not to cloud our judgement with harmful substances: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, illegal and addictive drugs. Someone once told me that they were told that Mormons could not drink milk...seems silly when you understand that we are just asked not to harm ourselves. When I took on the Word of Wisdom, twelve days prior to baptism, I sincerely prayed for the strength to resist temptation and focused on how I could help make the future better. I cannot say that temptation has not arisen since, but I can say that I did not suffer and I continue to be strengthened through prayer and active involvement in the church. Show more Show less