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Hi I'm Tina

Born & raised in California, I moved to Texas 13 years ago & now proudly call the Lone Star state home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although raised Catholic, I had become inactive. I thought, I’m a good person; I have good morals and values, that’s good enough. While visiting family friends, who happen to be active members of the Church, I got in a conversation with his two eldest daughters. I was questioning them about what they believed and if they felt it was hard to live their values being teenagers in today’s society. They both stood firm and proceeded to testify to me how their faith kept them strong and prevented them from feeling as though they needed to “keep up” with other teenagers at school. They explained how being raised in the Church gave them strength and self confidence. I was in awe at the maturity, wisdom and confidence of these teenagers. As a mother, I knew I wanted my kids to be like that. In order to create the ideal environment to molding character, for nurturing values and for planning my children's future, I needed to be living the gospel in my Father’s true Church. That was the first day of my conversion. I felt the Spirit alive in me; calling me back home. Through sincere and fervent prayer, reading the Scriptures and learning the new member discussions, the knowledge of a loving relationship with my Heavenly Father was fully present to me. I knew without a doubt that this is his true church and this is where I belong. I was flooded with the most beautiful, content, peace of mind and haven't looked back since.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've never felt more happiness and peace in my entire life than when I was Baptized into the Church and began living Heavenly Father's commandments. Since I've begun following the counsel of our Prophets to regularly attend church and church events, practice daily prayer and scripture study, make myself worthy and frequently attend the Temple, I've found a joy that livens my spirit. What were once difficult tasks have become easy, where I used stressed about bills and expenses, I now find peace and abundance, when I used to wonder what would happen next in my life and where I should go, I now understand Heavenly Father's plan for me. I have unwavering faith and a strong testimony that Heavenly Father knows me, listens to and answers my prayers. He has a plan for me and has prepared a choice land for me. All I have to do is follow his commandments and he will provide the way. The peace and comfort that comes from this knowledge sustains me and provides me with great happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by daily praying to Heavenly Father and asking him to guide me toward people and situations where I can use the gifts and talents he's given me to provide service to those in need. I work every day to provide a home for my family where they can feel the Spirit and where my children can gain a testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I serve my community by working with the Young Women in my Ward. I provide leadership during our weekly meetings, plan and prepare lessons to encourage their spiritual growth and offer a listening ear to them during challenging times. Myself and another woman from church, visit the homes of other ladies in our Ward each month to offer support, spiritual counsel and friendship. I strive to be a good example of what our Heavenly Father encourages us to be - loving, kind, generous and of service.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Tina
The Word of Wisdom are guidelines that Heavenly Father gave us to keep our bodies and minds clean, healthy and strong. These guidelines include abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea and illegal drugs. It also includes suggestions to exercise, get a good amount of sleep each night and eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables often and meat sparingly. We are promised that if we live by these guidelines, we will be blessed not only physically with good health, but also spiritually. As a convert, I was used to socially drinking wine and daily drinking coffee. When I was Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, I lost all desire to drink wine and coffee. Where as I used to crave my daily coffee, the thought never even crossed my mind afterwards. Any desire to partake in these things had left me. I attribute that to my daily prayer and scripture study, and asking Heavenly Father to bless me with the strength to willingly follow his commandments. Show more Show less