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Hi I'm Tennille

I'm a stay at home mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an MBA, but I choose to stay at home with my two wonderful daughters. I love to read, write novels and stories, craft, watch movies, listen to music, and learn new things. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, and I love all holidays!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born to parents who belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They taught me gospel principles and helped instill in me a great love for the scriptures. I have found the gospel of Jesus Christ to be my anchor in the ever changing tides of the world that surround me. It is my beacon that keeps me focused on the things in life that are of eternal significance. It's my support when life doesn't go as I had planned. Mark Twain is credited with saying, “The two most important days or your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” Because I have been given knowledge of the plan of salvation, I don’t have to wonder why I am here. I know that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me so much that he gave me the gift of agency. I can’t imagine the sorrow that He must sometimes feel when I use my agency unwisely, and yet knowing that I would make mistakes, He also provided a Savior for me. I have this knowledge because I have read the scriptures, and I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost as to its truthfulness. I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life because it provides me with an eternal perspective. I also know that our weaknesses can draw us closer to the Lord if we seek Him as we strive to overcome them. The purpose of every test and every trial in our lives is to bring us back to our Heavenly Father as better, stronger individuals who are more capable of being like Him. I love being a member of the church because no matter where I move, I always have a ward family - a group of other members of the church who live in the same geographical location as I do. I meet such wonderful people at church, and I grow to love them as I serve with them, even though often times, they are much different from myself. The church unites us and helps us to see past our differences as we all embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

There is no better place to serve in the church than teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the children (ages 18 months to 11 years old), which is where I am currently serving. It is such a great privilege and blessing to work with the children because as I teach them I feel the love our Heavenly Father has for each of those children, which translates to the love He feels for all of us because we are all His children. I love teaching the basic gospel principles because I can feel the Spirit as I teach, and it testifies to me the truthfulness of what I am teaching. On a personal level, I like to apply President Gordon B. Hinckley's counsel to my life as I strive to live my faith: "Try a little harder to be a little better." I try to live my testimony of Jesus Christ every day, which is not always an easy task. A testimony is etched in our hearts day by day, choice by choice. It takes time, energy, faith, and diligence. It takes the Holy Ghost to seal the witness over and over again, so it doesn’t fade away. I know it's worth my effort though because I am much happier as I draw closer to my Savior.