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Hi I'm Teresa

I'm a native Michigander. I'm a wife, a mom and a grandma. I am earning a Bachelors in fine arts degree. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a huge fan of biographies and a great appreciator of scientists and inventors. I like exercising most days of the week and still feel young. I love to find bargains and treasures of all kinds, but especially things for the home. I love to decorate and am now studying Interior Design after 20 years away from college (to raise my family). My husband and I have 5 terrific kids, 2 son-in-laws and one little grandson. I love to play board and card games, and being silly with my family. I would rather take a nap in a hammock then go bowling.

Why I am a Mormon

When my first child was born, I suddenly felt very vulnerable. I had questions about this life and what would happen to us after we die. In trying to find the answers to my many questions, I had a miscarriage. And so did a friend of mine, who is a Mormon. In sharing our experiences, she had such a calm trust of what God had planned for her and her family. It occurred to me that this was the knowledge I was seeking. As I learned more about Heavenly Father's plan for His children, I felt I had come home. And in a way, I had. What I learned was familiar to me, and the Holy Ghost confirmed to me that Christ's teachings were what I could trust in. I know God lives, and that this life on earth is not all he has for us. We can return to live with Him and with our families as we are trying our best to be obedient to the things he asks of us. I know that Jesus Christ has stepped up in our behalf to compensate for our sins, weaknesses, sorrows and fears through the Atonement, and the hope and joy that comes from that knowledge are the most important things to me. I also know that His church has been restored, and that we have a living prophet today. I love to hear his words and council as he speaks on behalf of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities in the church to teach and lead others. I loved working for several years with the young women ages 12-18, planning events like annual camps and youth conferences. Teaching the young women each week was something else I loved. I also taught music to children ages 3-11. Now I have a calling serving the women in our congregation. One of the great programs of the church is visiting teaching. As a visiting teacher, I visit, serve, teach and help watch over a few sisters and their families, which is a great way we all take care of each other, as everyone has a visiting teacher. As a leader in the women's organization of the church, I see how each one of us has a part in strengthening others, and the blessings that come from serving as Christ would.