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Hi I'm Tori

I'm from Newcastle, Utah. I am going to school to become a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recently married college student. I am going to school to become a nurse and am interested in nutrition and art. I enjoy being a student and learning anything new. I am a dancer, a violinist, pianist, a runner and love doing anything outdoors. I have four brothers and love spending time with them and my parents.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I went to church with my parents, learned about the gospel, and was baptized at age 8. After moving out for college, I struggled going to church on my own, and it wasn't until nearly 12 years after my baptism that I gained a strong testimony of the gospel. I did believe in the church before, but had relied on my parent's testimony most of my life. When a family member unexpectedly passed away, I was angry for a long time until I realized the only way for me to find true peace was through the Savior. I struggled to pray and read my scriptures every day but have been comforted through Him. I know I will be able to be with that person again because families can be together forever. I finished the book of Mormon on my own for the first time and prayed to know that it was true, immediately feeling the warmth of the Holy Ghost, strengthening this testimony further. I know this church is true, that our church leaders have been called of God, and that He loves us and wants all of his children to return unto him.

How I live my faith

This semester I was called as a pianist for church meetings and have loved this calling as God has helped me bless the lives of others through the beautiful hymns I can share. I also have the opportunity to visit two of the sisters in our ward at least once a month and make sure that they, along with several other sisters, are doing well and help them if they need anything. Being in a college ward, the most common needs among our sisters are related to school, children, or moving in or out which the members are more than willing to help with. My husband and I were also called to be temple workers. We have made covenants to strive to live Christ-like lives and help others to do the same. We work a 6 to 7 hour shift at the temple each week, aiding others as they come to complete the work for themselves, their own relatives that have passed on, or names that have been submitted. In this way, we provide those already gone the opportunity to accept the gospel for themselves.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Families can be together forever. When a husband and wife are sealed together in the temple, they are promised that they, along with their children will be together for eternity as long as they live up to the covenants they made to each other and the Lord. In the gospel, we have covenants that we make, which are promises between us and the Lord. We know that God is the same "yesterday, today and forever". He will never go back on his promise, so as long as we do our part, we are provided with a way to be with our loved ones forever. I know this is true and am so grateful for that knowledge that I can live with my family forever. Show more Show less