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Hi I'm Teresa

I'm a mom, student, foster parent. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mom and a foster parent. I love children; they are God's greatest gift. I am attending graduate school and working to support my family. I hope to one day open a counseling center working directly with the Deaf. My profession is a sign language interpreter. I love working and serving, when opportunities arise, within the Deaf community. I love music, sewing and other crafts, theater, cooking, scrapbooking, reading, writing, playing with my kids, camping, being out in nature. I like to keep busy so my interests are varied.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church. When I was young, I was not the biggest fan of attending Sunday meetings. When I was pregnant with my oldest child, I read the Book of Mormon for the first time and followed Moroni's challenge to pray with an open mind and open heart about the truthfulness of the book. I was filled with a warm feeling and knew instantly it was true. Since then, I have had opportunities to gain a testimony of Joseph Smith, the law of tithing, an understanding that the Lord does know us each individually and loves us as His children, and so many more things. Throughout life's trials, I have learned Heavenly Father is real and He loves each of His children. His son, Jesus Christ, lives and loves me. He is my friend and wants to support me in all that I do. I know the Lord has provided a prophet to help lead and guide us in these latter days. I love the words of the prophets of old; and I love to listen to a prophet's voice today. I am grateful for the sacrifices of those whose stories are within the sacred pages of our scriptures. I love the sciptures!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving and serving others as Jesus Christ would want me to do. I volunteer in my community in a variety of ways and look for opportunities to do so. I teach interpreting skills at church and mentor those who want to improve their skills in the community. I do my best to be a good example to my children every day about what it means to be a follower of Christ. We have open conversations about religion in our home and often take the opportunity to listen to talks by members of the church and discuss what we learn.