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Hi I'm Tevie

I'm a Mormon which means I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I was born in Dallas, Texas and am the oldest of four and have four children of my own. I have eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. All of us live in Texas. I'm very proud of each and every one of them. I have been a widow for about three years, but still find ways to have fun with family and friends. When we have time, my youngest son and I bowl and golf together. He is better than I at golf, but I'm better than he at bowling. I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and enjoy watching most sports. When I have time, I like to crochet Afghans, but it has been several years since I have had time to work on one. I collect bells and have bells from all over the world from my traveling friends. I am enjoying retirement from the telephone company. Spent two years at El Centro College in Dallas studying computer science. Computers, good movies, family history, sports, shopping, reading the scriptures and other good books are just some of the things I love to do. I work from home for a company in another city. I love this job!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church. I joined when I was in my early 20s. I was not actively attending any church. In fact I had never actively attended any church and knew very little about church, the Bible and God. But I wanted to know. I can remember attending church as a teenager and hearing the minister make a point by saying something like, "Everyone knows the story of Abraham . . " and going on with his serman. However, in my mind I was saying, "I don't know the story of Abraham . . ." I married at 19 and moved from Dallas to an Air Force Base in Oklahoma. A couple of years later there was a knock on the door. It was a man selling a set of 12 childrens books on the Bible. I thought this is the way I can learn about the Bible and about Abraham. I bought the books and immediately began reading and learning. I was almost finished reading all 12 books, when I read something about never turning a stranger away from your door . . . it might be an angel. During this time my husband and I were having some marital problems and I began to earnestly pray for what to do. Some time later after many prayers, there was another knock on the door. When I opened the door, there stood two boys about my age wearing suits and hats. They looked so different from others our age that the thought came to me . . . "These might be angels . . . " They said, "We have a message for you from Jesus Christ." Immediately the hair on the back of neck stood up. No one knew but Jesus Christ and me that I had been asking for a message from Him. My husband and I listened to their message and when we prayed and asked our Heavenly Father if the things they taught us were true, we received an answer that most assuredly they were true. We were baptized. The best decision we ever made was the to let those young men come in and teach us about our Savior Jesus Christ and the restoration of His church back to the earth again in our day.

How I live my faith

I am the President of the Women's organization at my church. This is a special job requiring lots of time, but it is very rewarding. Our motto is "Charity Never Faileth" taken from a Book of Mormon scripture in Moroni 7:45 which reads: "Charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." Charity is "the pure of love of Christ." The purposes of our organization are to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and to seek out and help those in need. By accepting the call to serve in this capacity I have learned what it means to reach out and lift up those whose hands hang down, to comfort those who mourn, to feed the hungry, to give attention to those who are unnoticed, hope to those who are discouraged, aid to the afflicted and to trust in the Lord with all my heart, might, mind and strength. I've learned that true charity is love in action. The need for charity is everywhere. I have also learned not to be afraid when I feel weak. Since accepting this calling, I have drawn closer to the Lord and felt His guiding hand more than ever before in my life. I have found that charity is having patience with someone who has let me down; resisting the impulse to become offended easily; accepting people as they really are - accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. I have been president of this organization for two years now and I have learned so much in such a short time. Hopefully I have helped someone along the way.