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Hi I'm Teela

I'm a returned missionary, a proud sister and a loving daughter. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the eldest of four children - three girls and one boy - and I love being there to love and support them. It helps me try to live the best life i can. I love my family: my Mum is my best friend, my Dad is a strong and amazing person and my younger siblings are all beautiful in their own little ways. I was called of God to serve a mission in Quezon City, Philippines. My life has been a wonderful one filled with laughter, love, support, music and smiles. My biggest dream in life is to marry in the temple to a worthy young man and raise an eternal family. I loved the time I spent with the beautiful people of the Philippines. I love their language too. I love my family and am eternally grateful for their faith and guidance in the gospel. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon but when I was fifteen I began to question whether i wanted to continue down that path. My family had just moved interstate and I was having a difficult time adjusting. My parents decided to let me go to Time Out for Youth for five days. Truth be told - I don't remember most of it, but i do remember the last day when we had the testimony meeting. By the time the meeting had concluded not a dry eye was to be found, it amazed me that a small group of teenagers were able to feel the spirit so deeply. I went back to where I was staying, knelt down and prayed to my Heavenly Father. The answer i received was simply an overwhelming feeling of truth and love. The feeling was so strong tears spilled over, it felt like my body would simply not contain it. When i returned home I was not the same person that had left and I was not the only one that noticed the difference. I'm so grateful that I took the time to find out all those years ago - I have never had a moment of doubt since then.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what the Lord asks me too. In 2013 - 2014 I was able to serve a full time mission in the Philippines, Quezon City Mission where I had the opportunity to teach Christ's doctrines to Heavenly Fathers children. I keep away from things that will tear me down such as harmful substances or places. I try with all my might to live the young women's values - faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity and virtue. I chose to keep myself clean so that I will one day be able to marry a worthy priesthood holder and enter into the kingdom of the Lord.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Teela
None of us are required to serve missions. There are sometimes extenuating circumstances that mean one cannot physically serve a mission. The choice to serve a mission, however, is a choice that we make together with the Lord. With the age changes announced last general conference there has a been a huge influx of sister missionaries who have chosen to respond to the Lord's call. It is still their choice. It both an honour and a privlage to serve the Lord for the assigned number of months. Your faith and personality are both strangethened throughout the time away and, if served with diligence and faith, you back as the person the Lord intended you to be. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Teela
Of course we believe in the equality of men and women. Men and women should be treated equally, however, their roles are still different. It is the woman's role in the family to nurture their children. We are daughters of our heavenly father and we strive to act in a way that people can see that. As a body of latter day saint women we work hard to lift each other up and strive to support each other in moments in great trial. We expound our love both the savior and fellow man to create examples for those around us. Personally I believe that women in our church are as strong as they are gentle. Show more Show less