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Hi I'm Teresa

I was raised in Rexburg, Idaho. My last name is Hispanic but I am not. I'm into theatre, I love acting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What do I like to do.... Well, first off I'm a theatre person. I am an actor! I like being onstage acting like someone else because you are capable of completely leaving yourself behind and leaving your own struggles and your own worries aside to focus on just your character. It's so much fun for me! Besides theatre, I am into more normal stuff such as sports. Soccer is my favorite! I'm not good at it at ALL but I love chasing after that ball! It gives me such a thrill! I love drawing, art is actually my minor. I'm not good at "doodling" as they call it because I more or less like to take something that I'm looking at and make an exact copy of it which to some people isn't exactly "creative" but even then you can notice that every person has a different kind of style to their art even if it's just making a copy. I'm into ballroom dancing, swing, country dance, jazz, I play the flute, I play the saxaphone, I was in beginning jazz band in high school, I did jump rope for about a year, I was in the pep band for 3 years. I am not a morning person. Even my best friend can testify that I look like I'll bit her head off in the mornings. Me and mornings just don't mix. I went a few semesters at a college in my town and working on my bachelors in theatre education. But, now there's a major which includes the arts of theatre so basically it's a professional acting major and I'm going to be switching as soon as I can because that's what I want to do, is act.

Why I am a Mormon

All of my grandparents are converts to the church. My parents were in their early youth when my grandparents joined. So, I'm only 3rd generation LDS. I don't have a conversion story to tell. I grew up in the church. But, to be perfectly honest, growing up I was a very slow learner.When I got baptised into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 8 years old, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I didn't understand what was going on around me but I knew that what was happening was important. I believe in the Book of Mormon to be the true word of God. That book has taught me so many life changing lessons because it was written for our day. It says in there to liken all scripture to yourself. And I want to testify that the Book of Mormon is a book that can help any person receive personal revelation no matter what trial they are going through in life. Go forward with a question in mind and the scriptures will give you an answer to your prayer. Something that has happened to me in my life that really helped me to better understand this church and to come to a better knowledge of it's truthfulness is when I had one of these such experiences. I was going through major depression my freshman and sophomore years of high school, bad enough that I had to get put onto medication for it. And once the medication kicked in, I hated it. I didn't feel like myself. I wasn't depressed but yet I wasn't really happy. No high, no low. I was completely nutural about life. I wanted an answer as to how to deal with this, what should I do? How can I get out? I read in my scriptures that night, "Man fell that men might be and men are that they might have joy." We can't have good without the bad otherwise there would be no sin and no misery. Nutual. Like I felt for a while. And with His help he helped me overcome that huge weakness in myself. I've never been more happy to know that this church is true. The Book of Mormon is true and Joseph Smith was a true prophet.

How I live my faith

Actions speak louder than words. It's so hard to explain something like this when it's very dear to my heart. I've never had any huge callings before besides one. And just that one calling changed my life. I was asked to be the Laurel President in the Young Women's Program for the youth and that calling helped me become such a better person. I was around 16 turning 17 at the time and I was in charge of conducting the meeting in front of all the young women. I didn't teach I just read the schedule in front of everyone and then took a seat but it's much more than that. I was truely humbled toward my Savior because I didn't think I had the guts in me to become friends with all these young women but I never prayed harder in my life to overcome my huge weakness of being shy and little by little, precept upon precept, I found myself becoming a little bit more outgoing everyday, I found my faith in relying on the Lord's Atonement isn't just for overcoming sin but to "help good men become better." I live my faith by learning how to rely on Him more and more everyday and helping others by learning how to forget about yourself and just do what He wants you to do.