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Hi I'm Terrisa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, an employee, a friend, a mentor, a student of the scriptures and a daughter of God. The greatest blessing in my life is the gospel and all the other blessings in my life stem from it. I was married for several years and still was not able to start a family. I felt lonely to be childless. It seemed everyone else was toting a beautiful family with them, or pregnant. Its funny that way as to what you notice when you really want something with all your heart. This was very hard as I wanted more than anything to be a mother. My husband and I took our desire to be parents to our Heavenly Father in Prayer. We went to the temple to pray and do service for others and to feel close our Savior. We were blessed and before our 6th anniversary we had a beautiful baby girl. We called her our miracle baby. Two years after , I had a second daughter. I felt so happy and loved to be given such a great family. I later found out just how much of a miracle these girls were, as I say diagnosed with advanced fibriods and had to have a hysterectomy. I know our heavenly Fathers hears and answers our prayers and wants us to have true happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of my testimony that it is Gods true church, led by a living Phophet who gives us His will. I was born into a mormon, or as we call ourselves Latter-Day Saint, home. I was raised in a very diverse area of Los Angeles. My parents let me visit other churches with my school friends before I was baptized to see how I felt. I appreciate this experience because, though the other churches were lovely and full of people seeking God in faith, I didn't feel the same spirit there, and I missed that. I was sure when I chose to be baptized that I was choosing the right. The gift of the Holy Ghost that is talked about in the Bible was then given to me and I knew, I felt the witness of the beginning a strong testimony from that moment. Everyone can feel this, thats what is so great about this gospel, is that it is available to everyone of us. Though our trials are varied, we are all God's children and he loves us all the same.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon means being needed. It means volunteering and giving service. It means being a part of something bigger than yourself. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (mormons) has the largest and oldest womens organization. I feels good to be a part of it, trying to help others, whether it be emergency baby sitting for a special need or preparing disaster relief kits to be sent to places around the globe where they are needed. I also love serving each sabbath as a Primary (Sunday school) teacher. These kids today are so smart and strong and their hearts need to know that they matter and are loved by their Heavenly Father and that they have a Savoir who loves them and died for them. The world is a scary place to feel alone. School is almost dangerous with many temptations and challenges. Children need to know that they can pray to their Heavenly Father for strength and comfort and that He hears and will answer their prayers. Adults also have similar situations in the workplace or school settings. We all need to know that we matter, that we are loved, that we can call on God to strengthen us beyond what we feel we can handle on our own. We want to know that our life matters and that there is more to life than work and TV. I have a testimony that there is! We matter and our choices matter. Our Heanvenly Father knows us and loves us and our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us that we could be with Him again.