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Hi I'm Tiara

I am a daughter, aunt, and sister. I am a veteran and a volunteer. I am a triathlete and a bookworm. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, but I currently live in Nebraska. I am a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. I will be graduating from college this December, and am looking forward to my graduate studies this January in Human Relations.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in this faith, I have not always been proud to call myself a Mormon out loud. Going to church seemed like a chore and I spent a great deal of time finding ways to avoid being a part of "that" group. It felt easier and seemed like more fun to explore the world on my own, without the burden of rules or standards. I fell away from the Church for over a decade, and for a long time it seemed like I was happier that way. However, I always felt a yearning in my heart as I labored through poor decision making, sadness and grief, and a desperate loneliness. Now, I have experienced a personal conversion, even though I was baptized at eight years old. What I have found is that the principles of this gospel have set me free. When I am living my life with faith in my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ, I am filled with peace and joy. Tasks that used to seem burdensome are easier and more satisfying. I am more tolerant and patient with others, and most of all, with myself. I love to be around other people with this same joy in their hearts, and I take advantage of every opportunity that I can. Being called a "Mormon" used to make me cringe. Now, I am proud to tell you that I am a Mormon. I believe in the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have received a personal witness of the truth of the Book of Mormon, and I know that it is the fullness of the word of God as he wishes for us to live it. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet of God. Most of all, I have a testimony of the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through Christ's loving sacrifice, I have the chance to be forgiven of my sins and receive the grace of my Heavenly Father. The peace that fills my heart when I think of the love that Jesus offers me is the most fulfilling gift that I have ever received.

How I live my faith

I am a member of a Young Single Adult ward. We have so much fun together, and I love being a part of such a remarkable group of young adults. I am the Music Director for our ward, and I select the hymns of praise that we sing each week. Our Heavenly Father loves music, and he loves to hear our voices raised in song! I love the music in our song books, and I enjoy taking the time to carefully select each song so that the Spirit of the Holy Ghost will be felt by all in attendance. This is a very special calling for me, because music is such a big part of my life. I believe that everything is experienced more abundantly when there is music involved. Music is what happens when words are not enough! Also, it is my calling to prepare the weekly bulletin for our members. I receive notifications about upcoming events and activities, and compile the information for distribution each week. I do my best to include scriptures from the Bible and the Book of Mormon that may help to inspire personal study sessions, as well as quotes from our leaders. I love my callings! There is always work to be done, and I feel blessed and humbled to be a part of it.

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and the living Son of our Heavenly Father. Through his atoning sacrifice, he has offered us the opportunity to achieve eternal life. We pray and worship Jesus' name. Show more Show less