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Hi I'm Tessa

I love being around children. I want to be a nurse. I am a missionary and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was little, I have loved little children. I was always the one holding the newest baby cousin in my arms and I loved taking care of my baby sister. I babysat for my younger siblings, and for many families in my neighborhood. I enjoyed playing with and teaching the children. When I was 13 years old, my brother's heart went into cardiac arrest. As I watched the nurses dilligently take care of my broher's physical needs and my family's emotional needs, I felt a strong desire to become a nurse. I worked as a nanny during my senior year of high school and in between semesters of college. Taking care of children all the time made me love them as if they were my own and even more excited to become a mother someday. I went to BYU for three semesters and am currently putting college on hold while I serve a mission. When I return home, I plan on applying for BYU's nursing program.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My family attended the church meetings every Sunday and followed the teachings of the church. I was baptized soon after I turned eight years old and it was the best day of my life. I felt clean and whole, and I resolved to always try to do what's right. As I grew up, I began to realize how my faith kept me strong during difficult times. I have watched both of my older brothers turn away from the teachings of the church and how it has made their lives more difficult. I do not see the teachings of the church as restrictions because they only bless my life. The Word of Wisdom helps to preserve my agency and gives me the freedom to be truly happy in this life.

How I live my faith

Jesus taught in the bible that we must love our neighbor. One of the songs that the children of our church sing in their classes on Sunday says, "Love one another as Jesus loved you. Try to show kindness in all that you do." Ever since I was in elementary school, I have been drawn to families in my neighborhood who need extra help with their children. I try to help them the best I can and I have made many lifelong friendships this way. All throughout high school, I volunteered in the Mother/Baby department of a local hospital and thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent there. I loved seeing the new babies and thinking about where they were before they came to this earth. I am currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been given the wonderful opportunity to teach others about the main source of happiness in my life, the gospel. I am so excited to bring people to the gospel of Jesus Christ.