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Hi I'm Gail Teerlink

I am a mom and a grandma. I like to sew and read and spend time in nature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho. I attended a couple of years of college, then married my sweetheart. From the beginning, I loved being a homemaker-- cooking, sewing, caring for and decorating our home. We have had six wonderful children and have lived in California, Idaho and now in Washington.I marvel at the beauty in nature and enjoy being in the mountains for camping or hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a desendant of families that joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early years of the church in England and Sweeden. They sacrificed much to come to America to be with the other members of the church. I guess you could say being a Mormon is in my blood. When you are raised with a set of standards and beliefs that make you happy and the others around you happy, you are less likely to question those beliefs. As a teenager I did question some of the doctrine of our church. As I grew older and continued to live what I had been taught as a youth, I found that simply following the teachings of Jesus Christ makes me happy. Each time there is a choice to make, if I choose what is right, I will be happier.

How I live my faith

I attend meetings at our ward every Sunday. I consider the Sabbath day to be a great blessing in my life because I treat it as a day of rest. We do not go to work, work in the yard, do laundry or shopping on this day. We try to use it as a day to worship the Lord and to rest from the busy-ness of our otherwise busy lives. My husband and I teach a class of four and five year olds each Sunday. This can often be a highlight in our week. I visit 3 other sisters in our ward with my visiting teaching partner. We make monthly visits and other additional contacts with these sisters as needed. We try to serve in our community when there are opportunities, such as cleaning school grounds, collecting items for distribution at Christmas time and collecting food for food banks.