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Hi I'm Telsha

I grew up in Utah, in the US. I am a mom of 2 and have been married for almost 6 years now. I love the gospel; I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter of two amazing parents who raised me in the gospel along with my two sisters. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 6 years this December. I have two beautiful children. A little girl who is four and a little boy who is one and half. Boy do they keep me busy but they are the joys of my life! I am a sign language interpreter and am working towards advancing my certification to a higher level. I love signing and love the Deaf community. I am the second counselor in the young women's organization of our ward. I have been in young womens now for four years and I love it! I love to read, play the piano, run, talk, hang out with other moms and friends. I enjoy keeping a blog and then printing it out at the end of each year to keep as a family journal/scrapbook. I love spending time with my family and love to be outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and have had different levels of involvement. I have always stayed very active but I feel my testimony has grown from relying on my parent's testimony to developing my own. I have had so many experiences with my Heavenly Father helping me through some difficult times. I have needed Him to help me through some challenging times and have been so grateful for the gospel and the knowledge I have during those times. My testimony has grown in different areas of the gospel over the years. I feel that this past conference really strengthened my testimony of our prophet and of the Lord continually speaking to us today. I feel He really is aware of what we need and what we need to hear. I feel the spirit teaching me and know that without this gospel I would be lost. It gives me strength and a firm foundation while the world is trying to throw everything askew. I love this gospel and have felt a firm guidance in my life because of it.

How I live my faith

I serve with the youth of the church and I adore them! I have the opportunity to meet one time a week called mutual and do activities with our young women and often with the young men as well. I feel it is such a critical time in their life and by taking time to find out their needs I can help them make good choices for their future. I also get to take turns teaching lessons on Sunday about how to prepare to become a woman with strong standards and gain a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and work toward going to the temple. I also have four women in our ward that me and a companion try to visit regularly and make sure they have what they need including a friend and someone to call if they are ever in need. I feel this too is a great opportunity to serve my Heavenly Father. I go to church each week and once a month I interpret for a family who is Deaf. I also serve in the Deaf branch when possible interpreting their sacrament meetings, or other meetings such as interviews or meetings they may need interpreters for. I love working with the Deaf, they are such wonderful people.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

That is one of the most beautiful things of the gospel is that we believe with all our hearts that a husband and wife can be together forever. We believe that if we are sealed in the temples of the Lord we can be together for eternity with our beloved families. We don't have to dread when a loved one passes because we can know we can be with them again if we live righteously and are sealed together. It gives us hope and a bright future. Show more Show less