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Hi I'm Tamara

I spent part of my life in Texas. I am a high school senior. I play trumpet in the marching band. I am Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Tamara and I am currently a high school senior. My immediate family is quite small, I have one younger sister. However my extended family is quite large and we are all really close to each other. I enjoy playing trumpet in the marching band and I love the DCI groups, such as the Blue Devils, The Cavaliers, and Phantom Regiment. They are a few of the top marching bands of the world. I also enjoy listening to music and some of my favorite bands are Imagine Dragons and One Republic. I love having cookouts on holidays and having tons of people over. One of my hobbies is photography. I enjoy walking around town taking unique pictures of nature and such. I also enjoy fishing, riding bikes, going for walks, bonfires with friends, watching movies, and playing board games. Once I graduate from high school, I plan to go into the medical field and become a nurse. I am really interested in the medical world. Things I would like to do are go hunting for my first time, fly-fish, visit the Sydney Harbor Bridge on New Year's to watch the fireworks, and visit Iceland and Ireland.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because through the gospel of Jesus Christ I have truly found who I am and the love of Heavenly Father for me. Over four years ago I was an 8th grader in middle school in a small town in Texas. I was going through a very difficult time, as most people do in life at one point or another, and I was struggling to find who I really was and what my purpose in life really was. I felt empty, alone, and lost for most of my eight grade year. One day I was outside with my mom in the yard at my house and I saw two well dressed young men walking up our drive way and I had no idea who they were. Little did I know that those two Elders were going to be the ones who helped me to find my purpose. I and my family began to take lessons from the missionaries and over the several months that lessons were taught I had many experiences that allowed me to grow in the knowledge that I was gaining. Finally I told the missionaries that I wanted to be baptized and I was! On January 3, 2010 at age fourteen I was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I can honestly say that I have never felt happier in my life than making the choice to become a member. Because of the missionaries I learned that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally by name. I learned that families can be together forever through covenants that members make. I learned that my purpose in life is to serve others just a Christ did during His mission and that when we serve those around us we gain a deeper love for Christ and for the people we serve. Being LDS was not easy while living in Texas, but I was able to learn quicker the principles of the gospel and the power of God. Continually I have been blessed and watched over while sharing my testimony with others. I have a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and I am truly thankful for the blessings I have received. I invite all to read the Book of Mormon. It will change your life for the better.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving every day to be the best person I can be. I believe that every person has potential and that we can all reach our potential if we strive to improve every day. My goal is to always say an encouraging comment to those around me and to avoid negativity. I know that when I turn my focus to more positive things I am able to be happier and to have the spirit with me as a constant companion. Being positive is good for a person's health:mentally, physically, and spiritually. I am a member of National Honors Society (NHS) and I am involved in a lot of community service activities throughout my community such as volunteering at festivals, tutoring middle school kids after school, and gathering recycling around my high school. I believe that service benefits now only those who receive, but also those who give.