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Hi I'm T'shara

I'm a college student, I play clarinet as a hobby, I love linguistics, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I am currently a college student, pursuing a BA in linguistics (that's the study of what language is, how we use it, and how it changes. It does not require being a polyglot.). I grew up in the LDS church, and last year returned from an 18-month mission to Chile. My hobbies include cross-stitch, crochet, playing with words, learning, and participating in the Symphonic Band at my university. My family is awesome: I have great parents who have been married for 30 years, my two brothers make me laugh, and my best friend is basically my sister.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into an LDS family didn't automatically make me a member. Like everyone else, I had to pray and ask God if the things taught in the church are true. The answers to those questions came slowly. little by little, I felt more confident and certain of the things I was learning, until I realized: I knew they were true. I can't say that I know everything, but I know that I can learn. The gospel is so logical. It all makes sense and fits together. The best part: The gospel brings happiness. I have seen God's had in my life in many simple ways, and I know He lives and loves me. I have never had a huge trial in my life, but through all the smaller ones, I have felt the confidence of knowing God has a plan for me. I love knowing that God hears my prayers. Whether I want if a teaching is true, or simply want to feel my Heavenly Father's love, He has always answered and I know He always will, as long as I try to obey His will. This, to me, is the greatest source of happiness.

How I live my faith

Being away at college, I get to attend a congregation of single young adults. We're all between 18 and 30 and attending the same university, so there's a lot of common ground. Right now, I am a group leader of 11 other members who get together once a week to share a short spiritual thought and play games. It's a lot of fun. At school, I like to smile at people everywhere I go. It's cool to see someone light up just because you smiled at them.