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Hi I'm Teresa

I don't know how to sew or make strawberry jam. I only have 4 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I got married pretty young and had my first child less than a year later so I only had one year of college under my belt. I have always believed in higher education so, even though it took me 8 years, I completed a BS in Accounting with 2 young children at home. I was married in the Logan Temple to a wonderful man. We have been married for 14 years and have 4 beautiful children: 3 boys and 1 girl. I have always loved music and love to sing! I belong to a women's quartet made up of moms like myself. I have always been amazed at the talent of tap dancers like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire so I decided to take tap dancing lessons a few years ago then performed with the other dancers at a local celebration. It was so much fun to try something new even though I'll never dance like Gene or Fred! I enjoy tinkering with photography and taking pictures of my family and the things we do together. I love to laugh and to make other people laugh! I love being outdoors: camping, hiking, biking, 4-wheeling. I enjoy shopping, watching movies and reading. And last, but not least, I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the church so I was raised in the LDS (Mormon) religion. While I certainly borrowed their light when I was really young, I gained my own testimony of the church early enough that I don't remember a time when I didn't have one. I remember in 5th grade when a friend of another faith said she went to the church she did not because she believed it was true but because her family had always gone there. I didn't want anyone to ever say of me that I was only a Mormon because my parents raised me to be one. I read the Book of Mormon for myself and prayed to my Heavenly Father to help me know if it is true. I received my own quiet confirmation that the Book of Mormon is of God, that it testifies of Christ, and that I belonged to the true church of Jesus Christ. Even during my most difficult trials my testimony has remained strong. I have had weak moments when I wondered if He really knew and loved me. Then, I have been able to see His love by the good people he has put in my life to help me. I know my testimony is a gift from Him. To keep it strong I know I need to share it with others so this is my testimony to all of you that I know God lives and that He loves all of His children. He loves us so much that he sent his beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins. He has a plan for His children and hasn't just sent us here figure things out without His help. Through the Book of Mormon, the Bible and a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, he has given us the knowledge we need to do those things that will allow us to return to His presence again and live there eternally with our families. If you want to know if this is the true church of Jesus Christ then follow the counsel of the prophet Moroni to "ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to "practice what I preach". I try to be an example of what I believe to my friends and neighbors. A big part of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is attending church every Sunday to partake of the Sacrament and to learn more about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It is only when we know them that we can be like them. I live my faith in my ward and community by serving the people there in the ways I am able to. I live my faith by paying my tithes and offerings, by obeying the commandments, by following the Word of Wisdom (no smoking, drinking alcohol or coffee, doing drugs, etc.), and by repenting when I sin and do wrong. Though it isn't always easy, I try to live my faith by sharing my testimony with others.