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Hi I'm Teri

I am a mother, a homemaker, a wife. I LOVE people. I have a happy, simple life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My goodness. I don't know what to say about ME. So much of me has to do with my FAMILY. I was born in a small town in Idaho. I was the 3rd child...in a family of 14 kids. I loved my childhood. I milked goats, climbed trees and played and sang a lot. I grew up happy and healthy. I went to college and met my wonderful husband Jake. Life was simple. Life was perfect. We got married and had kids right away. Our oldest daughter was born with a hole in her heart. She died immediately. This was crushing to a naive mother. It was my faith in FAMILY and life after death; my faith in Jesus Christ, that kept me sain and happy. We now have 3 more beautiful children. I life in AZ and the rest of my family lives in Idaho. There isn't a day goes by that I don't miss them. However, I have a happy, "full of lIfe" home...HERE in AZ. I do what other stay at home moms do. I drive kids to school, I change diapers, I teach. I hug. I drive kids to soccer, karate, and church activities. I make dinner. I clean. I do laundry...the list goes on. I live a simple, happy, practically perfect life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel happy when I live the teachings of Jesus Christ. My parents raised me LDS and I loved what they taught me. I loved stories of Jesus. I loved reading The Book of Mormon. I loved spending time with my family at our weekly family home evenings together. Most of all I loved hearing my parents teach me of their "truths" or "testimonies." When my Father or Mother sat down and told me of their love for Jesus Christ and his church...my Spirit burned. As I grew up in the Gospel I had other experiences at church or at various meetings...but I always went back to what I learned at home. Fast forward a few years to when we lost our oldest child at birth. My testimony or belief was challeged. I wondered if I would really get to see our sweet Samantha again someday. I had a lot of nights in tears and in prayer. My testimony or truth (as I like to call it...) was made real. I felt my Savior's love. I knew that there was life after death. I knew that I could be with my ENTIRE family someday. I know that Jesus Christ came to earth and died for me. I know that He helped create a plan or us. We have a Heavenly Father who wants ALL of His children to be with HIM someday. Just like I want for my own family; He wants for His. He has a plan. For me, every question that I have can be answered and fit into my faith. In our Church we have Temples. Here we can go and be sealed for TIme and ALL Eternity. I am a Mormon, because I BELIEVE that the covenants I made there...will keep my family sealed to me...FOREVER.

How I live my faith

I live my faith mostly in my home. I teach my children about their Savior. I teach them about Heavenly Father and that they are a Child of God. I serve them, and try to teach them to serve others. I am a good neighbor and friend. I usually serve in my community in areas with the youth. I love to be around teenagers and share in their infectious love for life. Right now I teach a class to all the adults in my church. I prepare lessons about the New Testament. This is a hard calling for me. I don't know all the facts...so I spend a lot of time in study and prayer. I do this...because I love my Savior. I know that he spent all of his time teaching...so I can spend some of precious time doing the same. I try to be an example of Jesus Christ where-ever I may be. I am kind to strangers. I obey the laws of the land. I am honest. I smile at radom people. I hug old people. I laugh, I sing and I'm me. I know God made each and every one of his children special. I like to remember that and try to share myself with others.