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Hi I'm Tamera S.

I am a convert to the church. I've been married 40 years and I am a grandmother of 15. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married 40 years to the same wonderful husband. I love to cook for others and my family, but I love to cook for those who love to eat. I love all kinds of music and right now I am in love with the South. My husband and I are fulltime missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are serving in the southern U.S. and the people are so warm and friendly that it's been such a rewarding experience. Their music, food and literature are enchanting. We left our home, children and grandchildren to preach the gospel to those who are looking for the truth and a way to live their lives in the way the Lord has taught, not the way the world teaches. I love to garden and create landscapes, much like an artist creates with paint, with all kinds of beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, ground cover and water features. I love fashion and dressing the body you have, not the body someone else has. I love exercise and being outside and my beautiful family. They teach me so much and they are wonderful people. Above all, I love the Lord and His Son Jesus Christ. I am able to be here with all this physical beauty and enjoyment because of what they did for me and you.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a good family that didn't go to church regularly, but sent us kids occasionally. I learned that "Yes, Jesus loved me" and other basic things but I missed out on a family experience. When I was about 7 years old my best friend took me to an after school Primary meeting (the children's org. of the church) and I had a great time. I noticed that the women running the meeting were so kind and I truely felt that they loved the children. There was a special feeling in that place that I had never felt before. I only went once but it was memorable. Fast foreward 7 years. My parents got divorced and my mother remarried an inactive church member who also had children. They decided our family could use some help raising children and having a successful home and future. The missionaries came and taught our family. I felt the same feeling that I had experienced at Primary years before. I learned it was the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the truthfulness of what I was being taught. I am a lot older now and still love that feeling of peace, calm and warm assurance that the spirit brings. I wanted that in my life, my family and my children's lives. We have all benefitted and we hope those who join us will feel the healing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a fulltime mission with my husband. We have worked hard and planned for this for 40 years. I volunteered in our community in the PTA of each of my 5 children's schools for 25 years. I worked in Asst. League (women's philanthropic org.), coached soccer, neighborhood watch and various other organizations. It always seemed that I served where the children were, in elementary school, high school and especially in the youth organizations when they became teenagers. I wanted our house to be where the kids wanted to be and their friends too. I love to serve in the women's organization of the church and to help with meals, hospital visits, child care or just planting flowers to brighten their day or just lightening their burdens when life gets hard. I try each day to find some way to uplift and encourage those I meet and treat them like I would want to be treated. Like our Heavenly Father would treat each one of us.