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Hi I'm Teri

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Arizona in the east mountains to loving parents with sister, brothers, horses, cows, and dogs

About Me

Hi I am Teri, I am the mother of 6 boys. I am also a wife, daughter, grandmother, a sister, aunt, friend. my husband and I have 27 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I grew up in a small town with lots of places to roam. My dad always made sure we had good horses and we used them for work and play. My hobbies are varied and depend on where I am at the time. I do family history, I quilt, I cook, I make jelly and jam and give it to my kids for Christmas. In the past I trained horses, worked with my dad moving cattle around for feed. My parents supported any activity I was involved in from church to school sports to rodeo. They made sure I new who Jesus Christ was and what He wanted of me. They taught me to love Him and how He was always my brother and friend. I have been blessed with good friends from many nations and many religions and backgrounds.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. My Dad's family have been members sense early 1830's and my Mom's family sense the 1880's. I have been blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ as a part of my life always. My parents lived and loved and taught gospel principles to 9 children. I know Jesus lives and loves me. I know that no matter what life throws at me I can handle it with the Lord's help. I am thankful for the sacrifices the Savior has made in my behalf and that he prays for me when I need Him most. I am thankful for the fact that I am part of an eternal family and that my parents and other loved ones are on the other side watching over me. My husband and I lost our only daughter when she was 5 days old. It was hard but knowing she is waiting for me helps me want to be the best I can be. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and am daily thankful for the love He shows me. I am thankful for this beautiful world that is around me when I take time to see, the sunsets, the deer and elk, the birds, the flowers and mountains, even the desert has it's beauty. I am thankful for the love of my husband and children, granchildren, sisters and brothers and their families.

How I live my faith

I am a church teacher. I teach or have taught all ages. My responsibility at church right now is family history consultant and being a support to the teacher at church. I have 3 wonderful women that go to church with me that I have been asked to check on at least one time a month. If they are in need of anything they can call. I work at a flower shop with my sister and my niece. You can never have a bad day with flowers. It is fun to take flowers and see the joy they bring, even when it is a sad time. I love doing research and helping others find their families. My husband and our family help with benifits for the schools, scouts, and community by cooking pit barbeque beef or pork, pancake breakfasts or what ever is needed. We help serve these meals and do clean up projects. My husband is involved in woodcutting projects that help keep the elderly warm during the winter. We try to find small ways to serve our fellow man and out country. We are blessed with much and so we need to bless others who in turn bless us.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

The Bible is a book of truth, it is one of the standards by which we live. I grew up on old testiment stories of Adam and Eve, our first parents, Daniel and the lions den, Noah and the ark, David. David is the on that taught me how loving my Father in Heaven is. His forgiveness is eternal if we repent. I love the New Testiment and the stories of Jesus and his teachings. There are so many stories that I love in this book. All of the scriptures we have are important in understanding what is expected of us. Our Book of Mormon helps me understand the Bible better. Every year we study the scriptures with the old and new testiment as an important part of that study. One year we study the Old Testiment, the next the New Testiment, then the Book of Mormon and last the Doctrine and Covenants, then back to the Bible. Every 4 years our prime focus is the old then new testiments. But the Bilble is used in reference when we study the other books. It is never far away from out thought. Show more Show less