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Hi I'm Tara

Art aficionado. Journal writer. Sports enthusiast. Avid reader. I love to look up. I love my life. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old, and the youngest of six children. I am an aunt of 11 and counting. I have grown up just a few miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. I enjoy reading all sorts of books- from the classics to the picture books- and writing short stories, poems, and recording my personal history. I love to paint, draw, and sculpt. I hope one day to be an elementary school art teacher. I love teaching myself new things- learning about myself in the process- and discovering the talents the Lord has blessed me with. Simplicity, faith, perspective, undying love, and a touch of insanity sum up what I view life should contain. It is important to have balance in life. I believe with Christ as the center, we can fulfill our wildest dreams as long as we are righteous and remain faithful to him. One day, I hope to travel the world and take in the beauty of this earth that God has created for us. I yearn for a life filled with adventure, self-expression, a lovely family, and eventually receive exaltation. I know that the Savior loves me, and has a plan for me.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I could not honestly call myself a Mormon until I was 18 years old. I was in that rough transition of life where everything felt so unsure. My friends all left for college, my siblings living their lives, feeling distant from my parents- I felt very lost, and very alone. I was taught growing up that I was never alone, that Christ was always there, but could I really believe in someone that I have never seen or heard? My faith was wavering and dissipating. In my life, I have made decisions that created serious consequences. I knew that heavily affected how I felt and why I couldn't accept the love of the one person that was (and is) always there for me. Once I resolved my transgressions through the proper authority, immediately I felt like a new and improved person. I felt my Savior's love. I felt His spirit within me. I knew, and know today, that He is there. I started reading the Book of Mormon studiously, and praying with full intent. I have come to know and love Christ in so many ways than I ever thought I would. I know what it feels like to have complete despair, but because of my decision to trust in my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and honestly choose the right, I have been able to feel complete joy. I have had the gospel in my life, but I never felt the fullness of the gospel until I chose to have it BE my life. Because I allowed the change in my life- this good change of being honest, faithful, and trusting in the Savior- I am who I am today because of it. And I love who I have become! I know this gospel can improve our lives for the better. And now I am called to serve as a missionary for 18 months to West Virginia, beginning April 10, 2013! There, I hope and pray that I can share the gospel of happiness, and the love of God to all those that I come in contact with. Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn of Christ, for He loves and can help everyone.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is simple. Smiling, being kind, serving others, and doing the everyday good deeds, are the means of which the gospel is lived. All good things come from Christ, and all of us have the ability to be and do good. Furthermore, the gospel can live within us, and be a part of everything we do and say. We can become one with the gospel, with the Savior, as long as we choose the right, think good thoughts, and say and do kind things. Living my faith is an easy task, for it is just who I am! I love the Savior, I know He loves me, and living a Christ filled life is joyful life.