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Hi I'm Terri Cochran

I'm a California native, a grandma, and a community volunteer.

About Me

I'm a full-time wife, grandma, and employee. I've been a member of the Church since my parents were baptized when I was 6 years old. I love to knit and crochet while I commute on the train, and I volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in the community where I work. I have a plot in my company's community garden where I am growing tomato and pepper plants, beets, carrots, and strawberries.

Why I am a Mormon

I have continued to be a Mormon despite being an odd man out in most groups I've been in because it has been a solid base in my life. I believe that Jesus lived and I believe that the Book of Mormon is true scripture and therefore, if I do my best to live the commandments and be like Jesus, I'll be a better person in this life and will hopefully get to be with my family in the next life. I've been converted to the Gospel a couple times in my life. Once was while I was serving as a missionary in Italy; I was teaching a lesson about the Plan of Salvation (also called the Plan of Happiness) when my heart and understanding were opened up and I just knew that what I was saying was the truth. That was profound at the time, but four years later when my dad passed away suddenly, that truth helped me not fall apart. My dad's death was hard to understand, but I had the comfort that I would see him again, as well as my grandmother and other family members who had passed. Even after nearly 30 years later, I still miss my dad, but I still have a testimony that I'll see him again and our family can be an eternal family.

How I live my faith

I've been a teacher in our women's organization for a few months and just recently my husband and I were called to be "finding missionaries". This is new program in our area; six couples have been asked to participate in a special Sunday School class where we learn how to share the Gospel in an easy and friendly way. Our first assignment was to complete a profile on Mormon.org!