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Hi I'm Trisha

I was born and raised in California. I'm a wife, mother and college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother and a college student working towards becoming a speech therapist. I love music, photography and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family and though I questioned my faith, I was able to learn for myself of the truthfulness of what I had been taught while in my late teens. I know that the the Lord loves me and is aware of me. I have learned throughout my life how His guidance can bring peace and happiness. I feel His love in my life, I feel His support and strength when I struggle. I am constantly amazed at how much He cares about the little details of my life and bouys me up when I am feeling low. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is home.

How I live my faith

I am the a leader in the youth group at my church. I help organize activities with the teens to help them learn, grow and build friendships. My most important responsibility is to help them along their path in learning about how special they are and how to have a personal relationship with their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The girls are amazing and I love learning with and from them.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Trisha
Grace is the enabling power that comes from Jesus Christ. Grace means that all of us can return to the presence of God even though all of us are imperfect. The grace of God covers all the imperfections and unfair parts of life. Although God asks us to follow His commandments and live Christ-like lives, we do not "earn" our way back to Heaven. We are covered by His grace. Living a Christian life means that we do our best to love and serve others and follow the example of our Savior. We will undoubtedly fall short of perfection. The Lord will forgive us as we repent and strive to learn and grow. This is possible because of the grace of God. When we fall short, all is not lost. The Savior has already paid for all of our sins, as well as for all that is unjust in this life. When we turn to Him, we can find strength and peace. Having a knowledge of this empowering gift of grace changes and strengthens us. A member of our church gave a talk on grace that really helped me understand this concept better. His name is Brad Wilcox and the talk is entitled "His Grace is Sufficient". Here is the link to watch the talk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLXr9it_pbY Show more Show less