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Hi I'm Tessa

I love anything to do with food, sports, the outdoors, and music. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom and I LOVE it. I absolutely love the idea of a beautifully organized and decorated house, but that is a never-ending pursuit that I've yet to perfect. I tire of laundry, but love the feel of a nice clean, warm towel when I'm fresh out of the shower. I adore reading- especially a real, paper copy book, but I've yet to find that perfect position for reading that doesn't cramp my hand or make my neck sore. I love sports, but I'm not the biggest fan of running- I need a ball to distract me from my pain. I love trying to be funny or make others smile, but jokes lose their humor when you're asked if that was a joke. Kind of like right now- you may think I'm complaining, but I'm attempting to make you smile. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I wholeheartedly believe that religion should be a way of life, not just something we occasionally think about. I'm a Mormon because I believe that this way of life is helping me to become the best possible me. Now that I'm a mother, this gospel is the only way I would ever raise my children. I have felt the love of my Savior. I'm a Mormon because when I follow the teachings of this church I can feel the love of my Savior regularly. I'm a Mormon because I truly believe that the Book of Mormon testifies of my Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do my best everyday. When I see a need I try to fill it. If I mess up I do my best to make it right. I try to be an example for children, especially my own. I teach, but I also try to learn. Basically, I do a lot of trying until I can become.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jesus Christ loves every single person that lives, has lived, or will ever live on this earth. A lot of these people have passed on from this life without being able to hear or accept His word. Blessings of baptism are then made available to those who are baptized through proxy, or volunteers for their behalf, if they choose to accept. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Like any Christians, Mormons do their best to assist anyone that is need- no matter their faith, race, age, or ethnicity. For example, there are thousands (more than 53,000) of Mormon missionaries that dedicate 18 months or more of their lives to serving people from all over the world. They pay their own way and decide to go on their own accord. Show more Show less