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Hi I'm Tia Christensen

I've grown up in Idaho. I graduated from BYU-Idaho in Medical Assisting. I am married happily, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I learned to love a lot of different hobbies. Music (singing, piano, and the flute), writing, reading, cooking, serving others, and being with my family and friends. I also have learned the value of work from my father, and know that nothing good comes out of anything without a lot of work, and patience, and even more importantly, a good attitude. I'm a graduate from BYU-Idaho as a Medical Assistant, because I believe that it is one way that I can help people and make a difference. I got married in April of 2015 to my High School sweetheart, with whom I share so many great memories with. Marriage is the best!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born LDS. Growing up, I didn't really understand the importance of gaining my own testimony. I relied a lot on what my parents and siblings said, and found as I got older it was harder to stay in the church, for lack of my own testimony. Freshman year of High School, as I was working on my first medallion, I was struggling. Everyone else could say that they 'knew' the church was true, and I couldn't. As frustrating as it was, it was good. I worked through the Young Women's program, and through prayer and long discussions in Seminary and with my parents, I started the foundation of my testimony. Sophomore year is when I truly gained my testimony, and now, I can honestly say that I know that this church is true with all of my heart. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, seer, and revelator, and he restored this church on the Earth. The Book of Mormon that he translated is translated correctly, and I love it and believe in it wholeheartedly. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be saved, and be forgiven of our sins. The Atonement applies to all. I also know, that God loves us all, no matter who we are. He wants us to come back to him, if we will but listen to his prophet on this Earth today, President Thomas S. Monson, who is a true prophet, and his apostles. I absolutely love my Savior, and continue to follow His gospel because of the peace and love and forgiveness that is taught in this church. I'm a Mormon. I know it, I live it, I love it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through attending church, and fulfilling any calling that is given to me. Before I graduated from High School I was the Ward Organist, and Primary Pianist. The first proved the most difficult, but I did fulfill that calling the best that I could. Though I never taught the youth in my ward in an actual class setting, I found that just being an example was good enough to help teach them. I received a medallion twice that the young women get for completing so many hours of projects and activities, which is a good thing for a young woman to do, to gain a love for service and for themselves, and to cultivate talents. It's about the equivalent of an Eagle Scout's award. We don't really get these awards for the recognition as much as we do for the self-fulfillment. It helps us in gaining our own testimonies of our Savior, and this church. I currently serve as the Ward Organist, yet again (no surprise there!) but I think that having learned from my mistakes before, I'm able to better myself through this calling, practicing and playing for the ward week after week. Living your faith really is just about other people, I have found. It's in human nature to be selfish, but if we can get past that, we are becoming more like Christ. He was all about serving others and loving others unconditionally. I hope to be able to improve myself and become more like him. I think that is any Christian's goal.