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Hi I'm Teri Varga

I'm a Mormon. I converted in Sept. 2011. Before that, I lived for many years as an atheist. I'm also Bipolar (rapid-cycling).

About Me

Hello! I am a new convert. This year, November 26, 2012, marks my one-year anniversary. And, what a year it has been! Actually, the immediate years prior to my accepting God and Jesus Christ into my life, I called myself an atheist. Then, one night during a particularly bad bout of anger and fear, I found myself on my knees, desperately and surprisingly praying to a God I wasn't even sure was there. I promised Him that if He was indeed really there and interested in me, that I would serve Him the rest of my life if He would only direct me in which direction and which Faith He wanted me to go. And here I am today. And everyday, every minute, I am keeping my promise to our Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ, whom I not only believe in and serve, but love with all my being. My interests lie in preparing my life for this day, in this life and life eternal. I do a lot of research and set goals to that end. I am also building a library for use in teaching. Not sure why; I'm just impressed to do so. But I sure enjoy it! PS: I am married (12 yrs); no kids, but have 3 cats and one dog (Pomeranian). Although my husband is not a member of the church, he's supportive of me and the time I choose to invest in my new life.

Why I am a Mormon

It's easy: now that I know the truth and am a part of God and Jesus Christ's family through the true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am happy. Not just more happy; happy PERIOD. I am a manic-depressive and have lived my whole life on a roller coaster of manic (dangerously crazy behavior) and depression. In a nutshell, I’ve attempted suicide 5 times, have lost many jobs, married 3 times, was sexually promiscuous and tend to frighten people with my “in-your-face” attitude. For the last 12 years, I literally became home-bound, so afraid of my mood swings that I did all I could to stay away from people. My life started in September 2011 after I prayed and found my way home because Heavenly Father and Christ love me, after all. I am one of God’s rebellious but well-meaninged children!

How I live my faith

At this time in my journey home to our Father in and through my Savior, Jesus Christ, I still consider myself a neophyte. But at the same time, I am impressed to feel my relationship with them is timeless. It's so comforting and cool! Besides my studies and fellowship, I've started volunteering. I do so with the Red Cross Disaster Relief and New Hope Ministries. I have learned that working with faiths other than my own is not only encouraged by God, but broadens my understanding of them, of myself, and of Heavenly Father's expectations of me. And, I have learned more and more of my ability to serve others, happily.