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Hi I'm Tami

I grew up in a US military family. We lived all over the US. Now I live in Washington state. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I love learning and spending time outdoors. When the weather is nice you will often see me reading outside on my deck or in my yard. I am a registered nurse and I work in a mental health unit. Over the years I developed a great sense of compassion for those that suffer from mental illness. I became an advocate for mental health treatment which led to my interest in politics. I now serve in my state legislature and work on health care, human services and issues that affect workers in my state. Now that my children have completed their college studies I am taking the opportunity to finish mine. I have an Associate's Degree in Nursing and now I am completing my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Political Science.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the church because as a teenager I read the Book of Mormon and had a strong feeling it was true. I prayed about it and received a strong affirmitave answer to my prayer. That experience was a foundation for my testimony. Over the years I have had struggles, doubts and questions but I always repeat the action I took as a teenager and I always get the same results. A strong feeling of peace always assures me that my teenage experience was valid. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me peace. I avoid negative outcomes in life by following the commandments as outlined in the scriptures. Living prophets give further instruction for my modern day problems and concerns. When I attend my meetings and serve in the church I am happy and have peace in my life.

How I live my faith

The church gives me many opportunities to serve. I have worked with toddlers, school age children and teenagers. I have taught classes for all ages and I have planned activities and service projects for my congregation. Currently I visit two women in my congregation at least monthly to share a spiritual message and fellowship with them. I also play the piano during our Sunday meetings for our Adult Womens group.