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Hi I'm Tessa

I grew up in Boston. I'm a wicked big Patriots fan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Idaho, and moved to Massachusetts when I was young and would consider myself a full-on Boston girl. I love Boston, and I especially love the Patriots! In high school I figure skated and played rugby...(a little random, but that's just how I am, I suppose!) I love to read, and if I had my way, I'd read for entire days at a time! I am currently enrolled at Brigham Young University in pursuit of my undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. I have always loved languages and foreign cultures, and have had the opportunity to travel quite a bit so far in my life! My favorite places I've been include Peru, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Morocco and India. I am currently serving as a missionary in Campinas, Brazil!

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been members of this church for generations, and as a result, I was lucky enough to be brought up in this gospel. However, I still had to make my own conversion unto Christ. I read the Book of Mormon, and prayed to know of its truthfulness and the answer I received became the foundation for my testimony of this gospel. The Book of Mormon is the cornerstone of our church. Within the Book of Mormon lie all of the principles of the gospel, the most important of which is the testimony of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our Savior who came down to Earth to complete our Father in Heaven's plan. Because God is perfect, and we are not, we are not able to live with God. However, we are made whole through Christ's atonement. Because Jesus Christ atoned for our sins, we will be able to return to live with our Father in Heaven. I am so grateful for this knowledge that I have of our savior. I know that it is true because I feel my Savior's love as I go through every day. I see His hand in my life and I know that He is real and that he cares about me. I can't imagine living my life without this gospel, as it guides and directs my actions, so that hopefully I will be able to return to live with my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

One of the things that I love the most about the Mormon church is the fellowship between the members. There are so many organizations within the church that foster such fellowship. I have been lucky to be a part of one of these organizations that works to increase solidarity among the women of the congregation. I work with a committee of other women to make sure that all of the needs women in our church are being met and that they feel loved and connected to each other. As a unified group of women, the ultimate goal is to be able to assist others within the congregation and outside of it. We hope to be advocates of peace and comfort to all those with whom we come into contact.