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Hi I'm Tiffany

Warmest Aloha! I'm a wife and mother who finds "nobility in motherhood and joy in womanhood". I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My mom is Filipino-Chinese and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. My dad is Irish and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. They met in San Francisco, CA where my brother and I were born. At 5 my parents were divinely inspired to raise their family in Cheyenne, Wyoming!! I now live in the suburbs of Denver, CO. I grew up listening to Hawaiian music and learning to Hula dance from watching my mom! I enjoy beautiful art that evokes emotions or memories, all different types of music that lifts my soul, and books that enrich my mind and spirit. I'm a pianist, speak French & Spanish and even learned Latin while homeschooling our children for a short time. I'm fascinated by history, culture and traditions from around the world. If I don't know your language I will attempt it and have had my world expanded in the process! I most loved the diversity of people, culture and history upon my visit to Israel! I worked my way through college to earn a bachelors degree in Accounting and passed the CPA exam on my first sitting! I started a CPA practice to devote my full time to the care and nurture of our children. My husband and I run a software consulting business together. The reality of my life today is far greater than any expectations I ever had as a young girl! By allowing the Lord to work in my life my achievements have been far greater than my mistakes with the crowning achievements being my marriage with my wonderful husband and our three beautiful children together!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because everything that I am and could ever hope to be has been through my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His strength, nothing is of my own merits alone. This I know from experience. I grew rebellious, prideful and even angry as a teenager. I began to question why God did not appear to be there for me in difficult times and if He even existed. As such, I did not turn to Him but rather I turned away. Thankfully my parents gave me a foundation in the Gospel that the Lord knew I needed but I was to find my faith and belief for myself. For 15 years I did not acknowledge God in my life. During this time I attained outward success and status by the world's standards but also during this time on the inside a sadness was culminating and getting so dark and deep that I was empty, even depressed. There was a feeling that even with all this outward success I was not living the life I was meant to live, something more meaningful, even spiritual. There finally came a point when I was almost 30 that sister missionaries came to my door. My conversation with them had an impact on me for I felt the Holy Ghost. It was undeniable. I recognized it immediately. I knew I needed to read the Book of Mormon for myself. Before I was even half-way through I knew it was true but I still wanted to finish it for myself. I know this church is true! I cannot deny the confirmation that I had from the Holy Ghost and continue to have every day. I cannot deny the blessings and miracles that have come and continue to come into my life because of my discipleship in Christ. My life is one of service. The fullness of this Gospel has brought me to know who I am and who I can become and that any and all gifts and talents given to me are for the benefit of others and to be used as such. Again, everything I am and could ever hope to be has been through my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His strength, nothing is of my own merits alone. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Early each morning I teach the children from the holy scriptures, even the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, as well as teachings from latter-day prophets and apostles. That is such a special time for the children because they treat each other so much better during the day. I also notice that when we have our scripture study together I have much more patience with, respect for and focus on our children throughout the day. We also set aside one day each week that as a whole family we may enjoy a special lesson on character building and a day that we can all enjoy a wholesome activity together. We have built bonds together as we have kept this specific time as a family a priority in our own individual schedules. I not only live my faith with my children but also with my husband who I've "grown up" with for we have been best friends for 25 years now, 19 of those years as husband and wife. For you see, my husband and I have an inter-faith marriage. My husband is not a Mormon and from this experience in which I have now lived my faith as a Mormon in our marriage longer than I have not I have grown so much! Through the restored teachings of Jesus Christ and applying them in our marriage I live with greater tolerance and appreciation of the wonderful differences in people, we are all so unique and varied; am constantly aware of avoiding self-righteousness; and have grown in love for all people no matter their race, their denomination or religious affiliation, or their circumstances in life. Living my faith is sharing my faith and sharing my faith is living my faith. They go hand in hand not just with my own family but with extended family, friends, neighbors, and my community. As I try to do my best every day I am imperfect and faults that I reveal are weaknesses and shortcomings of my own, not of this gospel, for the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect. I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart and hope I can be as Him someday.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Tiffany
A testimony is what one knows to be true. A testimony is personal and I find that every time I share it with others it actually grows. I would like to share my testimony with you today that Jesus the Christ lives! That He lives as a resurrected being with flesh and bones. That He is the Son of the Living God, and that they are separate Persons not one being. I testify that the Holy Ghost is our Comforter and through him I know that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and of His pure love for all of us and what I testify of the Savior is made sure by the Spirit, for "no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost". I know that the Savior will come again and that all peoples and nations will feel the prints in His hands and in His feet and know that He is the Messiah. I know that The Book of Mormon is true and is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that through him Christ's church was restored on this earth today, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that we have a living prophet on this earth today to guide us and that through the restored priesthood authority on the earth today family relationships can continue beyond the grave. I am not anyone special or privileged. It is, however, a privilege to share my testimony with you. Thank you and may God bless you in your own search for truth. Show more Show less