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Hi I'm Teresa

I'm a mom and a grandma. I'm an antique dealer. I'm a nature lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since my first child was born I've been a stay-at-home mom even though my children are all married now. I recently became a grandma and I'm loving it. I'm a scrapbooker, a nature photographer, a seamstress, and an antique dealer. I also collect dolls and "Little Golden Books". My husband and I enjoy camping and traveling and have visited Eastern Canada, Brazil and many states within the USA. My 93 year old mother lives with us now.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenage, I was confused and frightened about life. Finally I turned to God. I prayed specifically for direction and began consistently reading the Bible. I also began regularly attending the religious denomination I was familiar with from my childhood. I had been taught that God was a personal god so as I attended church I was seeking a personal feeling from Him. Though I was sincere in my worship the feeling I sought didn't come. Then I accepted the invitation of a friend to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Easter Sunday to hear him sing a solo. As I sat in that congregation I felt what I had been seeking. I felt the personal closeness and influence of the Holy Spirit. I learned more about the LDS Church and was baptized three months later. I have been an active member of the Church for over 30 years now. i have been able to be married and raise my children with this spiritual influence. I know my Savior, Jesus Christ lives and cares for me. My prayers are heard and I receive answers that strengthen me daily. I know the Church of Jesus Christ was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and we have a living prophet today in Thomas S. Monson. I know the Book of Mormon is a second witness of Jesus Christ and a companion to the Bible. I am grateful I was guided to the fullness of the gospel and so greatly rewarded for my small efforts in seeking God.

How I live my faith

I love serving. I have participated in the LDS Church's organization for women, called Relief Society, for much of my life. Currently I serve as the secretary. I also enjoy attending the Church activities that are offered frequently. I like to be social, so having a Church dinner and time to visit is pleasant for me. Service projects organized by the Church members are very fulfilling. i have helped assemble hygiene kits for disaster victims, sewn newborn baby items for new mothers, and put together school packets for kids in need. I've weeded school grounds along side my fellow Church members and had such a wonderful time we forgot it was work! I also love being a Mormon every day of the week, not just on Sunday. Our leaders teach us to make prayer and the scriptures and family time together a daily priority in our lives. As I have done this, I have learned for myself that their instructions are from God. Through living this way I can always find peace and strength to deal with the situations that I face in my life.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Teresa
You can know Mormonism is true by having a desire to know and then study and pray and fast and ask in prayer if it is true. I was seeking a personal feeling from my Father in Heaven and that feeling came over me the first time I visited a "Mormon" church service. I have had that feeling repeated many, many times as I have prayed or studied the scriptures or listened intently to a prophet of the Lord. Show more Show less