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Hi I'm TaNee Edwards

I'm a bookworm that loves to sing and dance. I was born, raised and called to serve in California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to read, write, sing, draw...anything artsy, really. I absolutely LOVE Disneyland. I love my family and love having the Gospel in my life. I love being a missionary!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? If you had asked me when I was a youth, I would have answered with something along the lines of "I don't know" or "Because my family is." Now, I can firmly say that I am a Mormon because I know that it is true. I am a Mormon because I know that being a part of this Gospel brings me the closest to God that I can possibly be on this earth. I know that through following the principles and ordinances of the Gospel, I can live with my Father in Heaven again. If I do these things, I will have an eternal family. I'm a Mormon because it's the literal Church of Jesus Christ on the earth. Who wouldn't want to be a part of the same organization that Christ established while on the earth?! That's the greatest knowledge we can possibly have and I am so grateful to be a part of it!

How I live my faith

I have been a member my whole life but didn't truly have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel until my late teens. I had many spiritual experiences but that didn't mean my testimony was anywhere near solid. Serving a mission has been one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life; it is also the most rewarding. Never before have I felt such joy in the Gospel. I know that serving the Lord in His Kingdom is the greatest choice I have ever made. I now have a strong testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, His Atoning Sacrifice and the hastening of the work in which I am now a direct part of. I love this Church and all the blessings of my Heavenly Father. I know that my Redeemer lives and loves me.

What is being a Mormon like?

TaNee Edwards
Being a Mormon is the greatest! We live in a religion that has some of the highest standards in the world. We teach our members to strive to be like Christ and teach family values and principles. Being a Mormon is having the knowlege that our Heavenly Father knows and loves each and every one of us on this earth and wants to give us everything He has. "For behold, this is my work and my glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39) Being Mormon gives you identity in this life where so many people feel lost. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

TaNee Edwards
How to know that Mormonism is true is really very simple. As it states in the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:3-5, you have to ask God the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if these things are true or not. God has the power to tell you if it's true through the power of the Holy Ghost. If you ask with a sincere heart and with real intent, having faith in Christ, he WILL tell you that it is true through the power of the Holy Ghost. "And by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things." The truth is here and God is waiting for you to ask; then, He will give you the answer. Show more Show less

What is faith?

TaNee Edwards
"Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." Alma 32:21 My mission President's wife always said that faith is not only a noun but a verb; it's not just something you have, it's something that you do. Faith is the first principle of the Gospel and when you have faith, you act on it. When you really, truly have faith, your actions show that you are in harmony with the will of the Lord. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

TaNee Edwards
When missionaries enter your home, they are there for the purpose of teaching you the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes such topics as the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Plan of Salvation and other principles and ordinances of the Gospel that pertain to eternal life. Simply, they are there to help you learn what you need to know in order to become fully sanctified in Christ. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

TaNee Edwards
The simple answer to this question is: that's the way that God made it. However, just because women don't hold the Priesthood doesn't mean that we don't have extremely important roles in the Church. Our roles are not less important, merely different than that of those who hold the Priesthood. God has given His daughters many ways to love and serve His children such as the Relief Society and Visiting Teaching Programs. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

TaNee Edwards
If you are curious about learning more about the Church, then you are already in the right place. This website can direct you to a place of worship where members and missionaries, who would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have, meet every Sunday. You can also send in your information and request a visit from the missionaries near you who can teach you about the Gospel, introduce you to members near you and help you understand more fully the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But the best thing to do is just to ask. Most everyone knows someone who is a Mormon; don't be afraid to ask them more about what they believe! Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

TaNee Edwards
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the act in which Christ took upon himself the sins of the world. The atonement was and is the fulfillment of justice that we might have mercy. All of us sin and fall short of the glory of God and someone has to suffer for those sins; Christ took that upon Himself so we don't have to. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved - may being the keyword. In order to receive all the blessings of the Atonement, we must obey the laws and ordinances of the Gospel, including faith in Jesus Christ, baptism by proper authority, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, going to the temple and continuing to be true and faithful throughout all our lives. Christ already suffered for each and every one of us individually; He is merely waiting for us to accept this gift and be made clean. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

TaNee Edwards
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Just as the Bible is a record of God and His dealings with the people of the old world (Jerusalem), the Book of Mormon is a record of God and His dealings with the people in the new world (America). The records overlap around 600 BC (the book of Jeremiah in the old testament) and both together provide the truths of the Gospel that we need to be successful and return to live with our Father in Heaven. The Book of Mormon is not meant to lessen the Bible, nor to replace it. It is meant to testify of the truths already found in the Bible and expound further knowledge so that we can learn of the light and truth that God knows we are ready for. As with everything in the Gospel, don't just take the testimonies of others; as it states in Moroni 10: 3-5, you can read and ask God yourself if the Book of Mormon is true. If you pray to Heavenly Father with a humble heart and real intent (meaning you act upon the promptings you receive) "He WILL manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost; and by the power of the Holy Ghost you may know the truth of ALL things." Read it, pray about it, learn of it for yourself. Show more Show less