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Hi I'm Taru

I grew up in Northern Finland under the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights. I love my life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Northern Finland I learned to love the nature. One of my favorite things to do is to go for long walks or hikes with my dog and just enjoy the beauty of God's creations. I love thunderstorms and the power of the nature amazes me every time. Music is also something that is very close to my heart and it has played an important role in my life. However, I think the greatest blessing of my life is my family and the knowledge that we can be together forever. The time that we spend together is precious, and they are like a piece of Heaven on earth to me!

Why I am a Mormon

For me personally it just seems to be the only intelligent thing to do! I know that God lives and loves us. We all go through different experiences and trials as part of the journey, and with God's help I've been able to find happiness and peace even during the hardest times. Furthermore, He has helped me to overcome my challenges and I know that there is always a reason for things to happen. Just like any loving father, God wants us to be happy and one day return back to Him, and He made it possible through His Son's atoning sacrifice. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not just a "whenever convenient"- religion, but it really makes a big difference in our everyday life. I'm far away from being perfect, but I have a real desire to became better person each day. I know that God's commandments are not there to tease us, but to protect and guide us, and by being obedient we can find lasting happiness. God's plan for all of His children is amazingly logical and it gives the important answers to my questions: Where do I come from?, Why am I here? and Where will I go after this life? My faith gives me strength to carry on when I feel like I'm ready to give up, it gives me comfort when I'm hopeless, it directs my life so that I can find true and everlasting happiness; because of the gospel I am who I am and I'm truly grateful for the blessings that it has brought into my life.

How I live my faith

My faith has everything to do with who I am. It affects to my thoughts, my actions, my character and to my desires and hopes. I know that I'm a daughter of God and my purpose here is to do my very best to follow our Savior's example and one day return back to our Heavenly Father. Living the gospel as well as I can brings great happiness and peace into my life and I wouldn't change it for anything else. Daily scripture study and prayers help me to strengthen my faith and understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and going to church every Sunday is definitely the highlight of the week.