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Hi I'm Tana Smith Pincock

I'm a wife and mother of four children. I love literature, music and parenting. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family. I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Family and relationships with people are what I treasure most. Every year my sisters & I and our sisters-in-law get together for a sister's retreat to catch up and deepen our bonds with each other. Every other year we have a family reunion with our parents and all the children and next generations. This year will mark the 25th year of my marriage to my best friend and sweetheart. We have 4 children and will soon be grandparents. One of the beliefs I hold as a Mormon is that family bonds can continue after this life, so developing them now is important to me. I served a mission for the Mormon church in Peru and loved teaching about eternal families as well as the fact that we are all part of God's family - brothers and sisters all over the world. I love learning and teaching about everything that helps families grow stronger and draw closer together and to their Heavenly Father. I have experienced the effects that substance abuse, other forms of abuse, and clinical depression can have on a family; and also healing, peace, love and forgiveness through the teachings and power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He Lives. He loves families. I have felt His love for me and my family as we face the daily challenges of life. He loves you too.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Mormon church when I was 8 years old. I attended off and on throughout my growing up years. Only half of my family are believers. When I moved away to college, I knew that I could decide for myself about religion. I attended the Mormon church but also took classes about other religions. I decided that if I wanted to know for sure about God's church that I should ask Him. I was familiar with a Book of Mormon scripture that challenges the reader to ask God in faith if the writings are true. As I read the Book of Mormon I felt a peaceful, happy feeling. When I prayed to know if it is true, I received a feeling that I could not deny it's truth. So I started to test the doctrine by keeping the commandments and paying my tithing to see if the promised results would occur. They did. My trust in The Lord grew as my knowledge of Him increased. I became fully convinced of His love for me and all of His children. I felt compelled to share the message of His love and Salvation to others so I chose to go on a mission. I was sent to Lima Peru and taught the gospel of Jesus Christ for 18 months among the wonderful Peruvian people. I am a Mormon because every action of faith that I take draws me closer to my Heavenly Father. Yes there are times when the heavens seem silent and I feel alone, but I have enough experience now to hold on and know that it will pass as I learn God's will, and His timing is right. Being a Mormon has brought me all that is good in my life!

How I live my faith

When I wake up each day I ask myself what I'm thankful for and there is always something. Heavenly Father loves to bless all of His children but I have to take time to notice. I enjoy studying the Bible, the Book of Mormon and other scriptures we have received as a church. Often, the answer to a question or problem that I have will come during my daily scripture reading. I try each day to remember Jesus Christ and I have pictures of Him around my house to help. I enjoy visiting with other women in our neighborhood. Yesterday I took a friend a special treat for her birthday and she invited me in to visit. We had a long talk about the concerns we have for our kids. She's a little older & I appreciate her wisdom and experience. Sundays I attend church take a turn teaching my fellow sisters about such topics as faith, hope & Charity , and sing in the choir. Prayer is a huge part of my daily life. I talk to God in my thoughts, we pray as a couple and as a family, and I take time to kneel in prayer alone to pour out my heart to God. I know He hears and answers my prayers. We have sent two sons on missions for our Church. The second one is currently serving in the Philippines. Although I miss them while they are gone, I believe that the message they carry to their brothers and sisters - the gospel of salvation- brings so much joy and happiness that I want everyone to have the opportunity to hear it. God loves us no matter what and always will.