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Hi I'm Teri

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife - married for 29 years, a mother, mother-in-law and grandmother to four (and counting). I've worked for the last 10 years as an administrative assistant for a local government agency. I enjoy hiking in the mountains, golfing and reading - preferably non-fiction of a historical nature or subjects relating to theology and politics. I play the piano and love music. My musical tastes cover a wide spectrum from oldies/classic rock to contemporary to classical and sacred hymns. The greatest joy and blessing of my life comes from my family, especially my grandchildren!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I believe that the church that Christ organized over 2000 years ago has been restored to the earth in its fullness through the instrumentality of the prophet Joseph Smith. This restoration includes prophets and apostles who hold the same keys of priesthood authority that Jesus gave to Peter (Matthew 16:19). With that authority, baptisms, marriages and other ordinances become more meaningful than a simple expression of faith and committment, they are binding and effective through eternity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides a clear picture of the meaning of life and answers important questions such as - "where did I come from", "why am I here" and "where am I going"? It provides a perspective that can be found no where else. A clearer perspective provides a greater purpose and meaning to life, which assists in making better decisions, provides comfort during times of trial and sorrow and contributes to a sense of peace and happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

I believe that the greatest expression of faith in God is through service to His children. The world that we live in is in desperate need of kindness and service can be as simple as a smile, an encouraging word or listening ear to those I come in contact with. On Sundays I teach a class of teenage girls, sharing with them my testimony and gospel principles. I love my association with them, as my own daughters are now grown. On occasion I provide accompaniment for congregational hymns, speak from the pulpit, and provide meals to the sick and elderly, and try to make the best use of the talents the Lord has given me to serve Him and others around me. The first Sunday of every month I fast for two consecutive meals and then donate the money those meals would have cost to assist the poor. I strive to live close to the Lord and the promptings of His Spirit by taking time each day for prayers and scripture study. My most rewarding service has been that of a mother, simply teaching my children the gospel of Jesus Christ and seeing the resulting fruit in their lives and in the lives of their families.