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Hi I'm Tessa

I'm a missionary, a friend, a sister, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to serve and meet people. I enjoy volleyball and running.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe. I believe that Jesus is the Living Christ. He lived, died, and atoned for the sins of every person who has or will live on the earth. He loved us so much that He atoned for us. He truly did.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means, to me, that I keep the commandments and follow the standards of the church, and I can say from personal experience that there is a tremendous amount of joy which comes from doing so.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I have come to know that the gospel is true by living the gospel and listening to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. As I have lived the gospel, I have felt its truth, and I have felt the joy that comes to those that follow God's commandments. Listening to the promptings of the spirit doesn't have to mean that you had a huge, magnificent, and overwhelming feeling that the gospel is true, although that may happen. Usually, the spirit manifests the truth of the gospel through thoughts and feelings. For example, you could be sitting in a sacrament meeting, and as you listen to a talk, you could have a thought and feeling come to you that what the speaker is saying is true. That is the Holy Spirit, God's spiritual messenger, telling you that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Short answer? No. Mormons are encouraged to help those "in need." Sometimes that does include other members of the church, but often it means branching out to friends and neighbors who might not know anything about the LDS faith. Also, missionary work is huge in the church, and one of the best ways to do missionary work is not by preaching, but by serving. Show more Show less