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Hi I'm Tessa

Im a convert of almost five years, I am a native of Arizona, and Im a Mormon.

About Me

In one year I joined the church, graduated from ASU, and got married. I am a mother of two beautiful children, first a son then a daughter. I have been married for 5 years. I was baptized almost 5 years ago after a long road of hardship. I love outdoor activities, water activities, playing with my kids, working out, game night with our friends, and just relaxing at home with my family. I teach Relief Society and Activity Days.

Why I am a Mormon

I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I wasn’t. I come from a broken family. My parents divorced when I was three years old and both parents had multiple marriages. My father was murdered when I was 11 which was the hardest thing ever. Drug and alcohol addictions run deep on both sides of my family and I knew at an early age I wanted to change that pattern. I was living a boyfriend at the time that had many problems too, drugs, alcohol, physical abuse, and pornography. I found myself following the only path I knew, until I woke up one day and said enough is enough. He and I lived in a wonderful neighborhood in which I was surrounded by many wonderful members. I got to know one family in particular and we became good friends. We shared many Family home evenings together and eventually I ended up moving in with them and learning the gospel. After a few months of taking the discussions I was asked to kneel by myself and ask if this church is true. I remember thinking I have never knelt to pray but I did that night and I knew without a doubt that it was. I committed myself to baptism and also committed myself to extreme hardships to come. My mother pretty much disowned me and most of my family was pretty upset. I knew in my heart no matter if they never talked to me again that I was going to get baptized. And December 23 I was baptized and then December 24 I received the best Christmas gift ever, the Gift of the Holy Ghost. The day I received it I felt an overwhelming feeling. I knew I did what was right. I met my husband 3 months later and got married later that year. My mother didn’t come around until we started to have children. She still doesn’t agree with my choice, but I know that this gospel could not be any truer. I know my Heavenly Father loves me and I know he lives. I am grateful for missionaries who save people’s lives like mine. I love President Monson and I know he is a true prophet. And I am proud to say I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to help people organize their homes or offices. I do my best to cook meals for familys when they are in need. In my ward I teach the women once a month about a certain church topic. I also love that I get to meet with the young girls in our church twice a month and teach them how to make things, build, clean, design, ect. I love to see their happy faces.