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Hi I'm Tanya

I grew up in South Africa. I live in the UK. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mom to a very energetic toddler. I run an online South African speciality foods store. I am studying towards my BSc (Honours) Psychology degree. In my spare time, I love learning about anything and everything, and socialising with friends and family. I was born and raised in South Africa but moved to the UK in 2007. I have a big family of 22 and so it can get a little crazy at family get-togethers but I wouldn't change them for the world. I love taking my little one to indoor play centres, I usually have more fun than her going down the slides, but I love the summer mostly! Trips to the beach, picnics in the park and the sun setting late!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but I have only recently started coming back after being inactive for many years. When I had my daughter, I wanted her to have the same upbringing and learn the same principles as I did. I started coming back to the church when my daughter turned nursery age. Because I was trying to be a good example to her, I started to live more righteously myself, we read bible stories and said our prayers, we paid our tithing and fasted, and the blessings we received were amazing. They brought me so much closer to my family and to the understanding of the gospel and just how much our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be with Him again one day.

How I live my faith

I don't have any callings yet as I have only just started coming back to church but I have spiritual goals that I am working towards and I make sure I am a good example to those around me and especially my daughter. I practice being a Mormon daily, not just on Sundays. Together with my sister-in-law, we reach out to our sisters, from something as small as baking a birthday cake to helping pack and move.