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Hi I'm Tori

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was 12 years old I had leaders at church who were dental hygienists. For whatever reason, I decided then that that is what I wanted to do for a living-clean teeth. So after high school I went for it and now that's what I do! I work part time for a wonderful dentist in North-East Mesa. I have lived here in Mesa my whole life. I love Arizona and I hope that I never have to leave! I love road trips (especially when they are spontaneous), guitar (I am trying to teach myself), the beach, good food, fashion and of course my family, friends and the Gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For a long time I relied on the testimony of my mom and church leaders. Now, I can say with every fiber of my being that I know the Church is true. The Gospel is the one thing that is always constant in my life. My conversion was a slow gradual process. I gained a true testimony of the Atonement and repentance after making some pretty serious mistakes. I remember feeling completely clean after going through the proper steps of repentance. My testimony of the Temple truly being a house of God after making it a priority to attend once a week. I have felt an added measure of the Spirit in my life because of it. I have always had a testimony of eternal families, but after my Dad committed suicide in the summer of 2011, it grew exponentially. I know that I will see him again. I know it! I know it because the Spirit has testified to me, that everything will be ok, I will see my Dad again and our Savior is merciful and will take everything into account. He is the final judge and I have put my faith in Him. I love the Gospel with all of my heart. I am so far from perfect, but I know that as long as I try my best, I will return to live with Him and my family again someday. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of our Savior, our Father in Heaven and the Plan of Salvation. God lives. He loves us. We can be perfected through Him. Living the Gospel is what brings me joy, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is everything to me. I am trying to be like my Savior, but I fail miserably every day. Thankfully I am able to repent and try again the next day. I know that I am happiest when I am praying and reading my scriptures every day. The scriptures truly bring peace into my life and I am so grateful that we live in a time that they are easily accessible. I look forward to being able to attend the Temple. I remember being challenged (awhile ago) to go to the Temple once a week to do baptisms for the dead. The Temple is so peaceful and soothing. It is the perfect place to go and ponder, or go and clear your head. I look forward to my weekly Temple attendance, and I am so grateful to have one that is so close to me. I think that the greatest way we can show the Lord and our Father in Heaven that we love Them is through serving others. I have been blessed (and humbled) to serve as the Relief Society president in my singles ward. At times I slack off, get frustrated, become discouraged and so on. However, when I stop focusing on the "to do's" of the calling and focus on the women I am serving, my attitude changes. I forget about myself and I only think about them. That's how the Savior is, that's how we should try to be. I love serving in the Lord's kingdom!