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Hi I'm Tina Riggs

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother & a convert to the Mormon faith, the best decision I've made for myself and that of my families.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful husband of 33 years, mother of 5 amazing children and have 5 beautiful grandchildren... I loved being a mom, and being a grandmother is just as rewarding. My all time favorite thing to do is spend time with my family! It doesn't matter what we are doing it's my greatest joy... I like to do crafts of any kind, read, spend time outdoors, I enjoy learning about health, working out when I fit it in, and I enjoy staying active in church callings. I'm also involved in our family business. We've traveled some, Hawaii, Caribbean Islands, Peru... I have wonderful memories that will be with me forever; although travel is fun, home is where I like to be!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert of 34 years! My father was Mormon and my mother was Methodist. Growing up we were raised attending the Methodist Church. One thing that always bothered me when I was young was their interpretation of the godhead. I had a cousin who was my best friend, she was Mormon and I went to a few mutual activities with her and that was about it. It was my senior year when 2 missionaries came knocking, my parents agreed to let them teach us, my two brothers never sat in on the discussion, work, etc. kept them away. I remember this one particular discussion as if it were yesterday, they were talking about the first vision where Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, that very moment it was like a light bulb turned on, they were describing the godhead just as I had imagined it to be, I got the best feeling inside. From that time forward, everything made sense, without praying I knew it was true. As the discussions progressed; praying my commitment and desire was there, I wanted to be baptized in the worst way! My mother was baptized with me and my brothers never were. I wish they would of taken the time to listen. I love everything about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the moment of my conversion I wanted to learn, to this day I am still learning, it has blessed my life more than I could ever have imagined as I follow the teachings of Christ. It is the best decision along with marrying my wonderful husband I've made. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, I know that Joseph Smith restored the true church once again, I know we have a living prophet today, I know that through Christ and His Atonement we can live with them once again through our obedience. I know that prayer is our personal lifeline to receiving revelation and guidance from our Father. I know that the scriptures are true, that the Book of Mormon is a second testament of Jesus Christ, I love them and I love being Mormon!

How I live my faith

Every church calling I have been involved with, I have loved! From organizing events, teaching lessons, and interacting with little children, the youth, the women, I've learn so much; not only about our belief but I've learned things about myself, the importance of family. I know the importance of following the counsel of our Church leaders as it only strengthens our families, our homes and prepares us for challenges. The gospel has strengthened my faith in Jesus Christ and brought meaning to my personal righteousness and it has taught me to love, love serving those I come in contact with. Visiting Teaching is another love of mine, as we are able to truly learn to love as our Savior loves us. As we prepare ourselves we can be His voice, His hands as we minister to those sisters we have stewardship over. Serving others helps to lighten our own burdens, He depends on us and we need to try our best to be an example through our words and actions. None of us are perfect, but as we strive to put one foot in front of the other; as we look up, new meaning comes, new direction comes. I've also been involved with Humanitarian efforts in our community its very humbling. It's a great opportunity for us to be able to do different projects some; organizing donated items, others are acts of service hours or hands on projects that we make and pass on to different organizations, all are apart of a great work and a great service to God's children who are in great need. I also continue to live my faith by being in Holy places, Church buildings, attending my meetings, attending our beautiful Temples, places where I can feel the spirit of our Father in Heaven a place where I feel peace. I know I am a daughter of God, I know He loves me, He hears and answers my prayers and for this I will forever stand strong as a Disciple of Christ!