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Hi I'm Tyffani

I'm swagtastic. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the LDS faith and have been blessed by it every day of my life. I served an 18 month mission in the Belgium/Netherlands mission speaking Dutch. JA. I talk to inanimate objects and sometimes I forget I'm in public. I'm awesome. Whatup. I love music and I play approximately 276 instruments... except not really. I do, however, play the flute, violin, (standup) bass, guitar and ukulele and occasionally I'll belt out a mean tune on my recorder. I love poetry and photography and sitting on my rooftop watchin the stars twinkle in the sky. I love to color, pretend I'm one of Peter Pan's lost boys, and prank people by sending them envelopes full of glitter (...sporadically). I think that life is beautiful and it's not meant to be solely endured, but enjoyed. Some things just set you free--this gospel does that for me. I am the kite I fly-- feeling closer to the heat and light of the sun and soarin in the wind, while still grounded in my beliefs-- and I'll feel most comfortable letting my Heavenly Father be the one holding the spool.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed enough to be born into a family that went to church actively and taught me righteous principles. It wasn't until I was ten years old, however, that I realized how important this gospel was to me. Personally, I believe that every member of this church, no matter what age he or she was when entering into the waters of baptism, is a convert, and we continue to become more converted when we steadfastly build our testimonies. I believe, even though for some of us, our faith has been a steady build-up over time, that we all have a defining moment in our testimonies that solidifies our faith and strength in the gospel of Jesus Christ. My moment came when I was ten years old and my brother died suddenly. In that moment, I had to make a choice: did I believe that the Lord has a plan? Did I believe that through my obedience and worthiness that I could be a part of it and live to see my brother again? It was then I decided that I did, and that decision has made every single difference in my life. Growing up was hard, and without this pillar of strength and light in my life, I would have been lost. This church is the reason I am happy; it is the reason I can look up at the clouds in the sky and feel love; and it is very literally the reason I am still alive. I have my Heavenly Father to thank for never, ever giving up on me--for keeping his arms open for me every time I need some extra love, and for being so willing to ease my burdens and comfort my afflictions. I am undeserving, but I would never leave some place that has been the only place I have ever felt belonging.

How I live my faith

I enjoy churching every Sunday and I am all for a good scripture study every night. I read the words of the prophets and try to instigate them in my life. Life can be rough, and I've been taught countless times that when we are sad, the best way to lift ourselves is to lift another, so I yearn to find service opportunities anywhere that I can. I also volunteer to teach the children in Sunday school and try to find other opportunities to teach and share what I know. I am about to depart on a year and a half mission to share the word of this incredible gospel. I know what a difference it has made in my life, and I can only hope and pray in faith that other people will have the same blessing in their lives as they come to know God and feel the truthfulness of his restored gospel.