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Hi I'm Thais

I am a mother and wife. I am a teacher everywhere I go. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in California, Colorado, and now Utah. Although my family wasn't military, we moved as much. I began my elementary school teaching career in CA with my husband until he was in a car accident. When that happened all our future plans changed. We turned our lives upside down and started over with our two beautiful children in Utah. I have a great love for cultures and languages. I currently teach English to first generation immigrant students from the ages of 8-12. I come home and teach my family; I teach at church; and recently just taught a college course. My husband and I just started foster care and so now we help teach them, too. Teaching seems to be in my blood and it fills my soul!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church but exposed to many different religious beliefs and cultures growing up. I have always been aware of the people around me and what they believe. As a result, I always looked internally to compare other's ideas to my beliefs. And with much introspection, I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have seen God's hand in my life in ways that I can not question the truthfulness of this Gospel. My testimony is something that I feel to my very core and I know that God knows I feel that. When you know something is right, I believe that you should act accordingly.

How I live my faith

Sometimes people ask me what I do in my free time. The answer...I serve my Lord. At times, this makes me feel that I have no free time -- until I remember that I freely and happily choose to spend my extra time serving the Lord. That means that once a week I prepare a Christ centered lesson for my family; a visit other women in the church to help them with there needs; I daily try to read my scriptures personally and with my family. Sunday is a sacred day to rejuvenate my soul and prepare for the week spiritually. At church, I teach a sunday school class on the scriptures. There is so much more. I don't claim to do all these things perfectly or with 100% consistency -- but everyday I try to be a little better and do a little better than I did the day before. That is what I believe my Savior wants from me.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Like all married couples, we have been through our share of tough times. As I watch others go through similar difficulties and result in divorce, I have pondered what makes one couple stronger through trials and another couple fail? I can't answer for everyone but for us, it's both of our dedication to believe in our Savior and become more like Him. Our Savior lived a life of humility and unselfishness and that is what makes our marriage work. We strive to be humble enough to admit our weaknesses and work on them. We strive to forgive each other of our faults, like the Savior did. Jesus looked upon all people as children of God with divine potential and every time my husband is driving me crazy, I try to remember his good qualities (and sometimes that means remembering that he has them --even if I can't think of them at the moment). Christ always put others before himself and when both husband and wife do this too and believe in God's atoning grace, He becomes a part of your marriage. I can't imagine being successfully married to my opposite without a faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less