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Hi I'm Theresa Guido

I'm from Simi Valley California. I'm 20 years old, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Missouri Independence mission and I LOVE it! I am very much a people person, I love to make people happy, I am a proud aunt to 4 of the cutest little boys, and I love the beach. I come from a big, loud, Italian immediate and extended family. At least 3 conversations at once is where I'm comfortable. I have 7 sisters and 1 brother, four that were adopted. My sisters are my best friends. I have a biological sister who has severe autism and she is the light of our family. We love to laugh in my family and we truly believe it's the only option sometimes. Before leaving on my mission I worked as a preschool teacher, a nanny, and a caregiver for special needs children. I love kids! That's my passion. I love teaching and learning so much from the kids I work with. I look forward to going to school for that when I get home, but right now I'm loving this time to fully serve the Lord. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this gospel makes me happy! It's that simple. This is Christ's church on the earth today. I have always been taught that the Savior lives and loves us. When going through some of the hardest experiences in my life, the only thing that brings me comfort and peace is my relationship with the Savior. He is my friend that is always there. As a member of the church I experience hard things like everyone else, there's no doubt about that, but I have hope, a hope that can only come from truly understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is what makes the difference. I have the knowledge that families can be together forever and that brings such peace. Family life is not always easy for us and trials have definitely come and continue to come our way, but because of our faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ we are able to overcome and grow closer together. I know there is no way my family would still be functioning without the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. I have seen it in action. I have been blessed to find out for myself, through prayer, study, and leaps of faith that these teachings are true. This is the restored gospel on the earth and I love sharing it! :)

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission and I try to keep the promises I have made with my Heavenly Father to be the best example I can be for my Savior in all that I do before, during, and after my mission.