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Hi I'm Teagan

I am a college student and candle connoisseur. I love to sing and dance in my kitchen. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have lived in six different states, but claim Alabama because I have lived there the longest. I ran cross country and track throughout high school and still love to run and hike. I currently attend Brigham Young University where I am studying Human Development. I took an 18 month break from school to teach people about Jesus Christ in Guatemala. I am a green smoothie drinker, outdoor lover, mountain climber, Bath and Body Works smeller, So You Think You Can Dance watcher, and Jesus Christ lover.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is the popular or cool thing to do, or because of the status symbol. Nor am I a member of the Church because I want to be like my friends or because my parents makes me. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know with all my heart that the teachings found in this Church are true.The peace and happiness that the restored gospel has to offer to all who are willing to be open to it is unreal.Through consistent personal scripture study and daily prayer I have come to know who I am and what I am capable of. I have also come to know of the truthfulness of this gospel. How grateful I am for a loving Heavenly Father who allowed, and provided a way for the same Church that was on the earth when Christ was, to be restored. Without it I would be completely lost. But don't take my word for it. Read the Book of Mormon yourself and pray to know whether or not it is true. You'll never know unless you try. I know that if you do this with an open heart and open mind, you can experience the same joy and happiness I do. I am a Mormon. I know it, I live it, I love it.

How I live my faith

Living in Alabama I am definitely part of the minority when it comes to religion and being a member of the LDS church. I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have had to answer questions, clear up confusion, correct misconceptions, or stand up for what I believe in. I used to dread doing this. My stomach would turn the second the word religion or Mormon was uttered. In fact, I would try to completely avoid this topic of conversation at all costs. Now, talking about the church and what I believe is something I absolutely LOVE doing! It is something I almost crave. I love the look on people's faces when they find out I am a Mormon. It's almost as if I can read their mind, "Oh, I guess y'all are not that crazy after all". I was forced way out of my comfort zone moving to the South, but what a blessing it has been.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's. He is the father of our spirits, which makes us all literal children of Him. God loves all of his children and wants the absolute best for them. He wants us to return to live with him. God loves us so much and wants to badly for us all to make it home that he provided a way for this to happen. He allowed his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to come to earth and take upon himself all the sins of the world and ultimately die for us. How hard it must of been for Heavenly Father to watch his Son suffer so much pain and sorrow. He could of at any time made it stop, but he didn't because he knew this was the only way for the rest of His children to one day be able to return to his presence. I believe this was the most supreme act of love. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

This so called testimony that is spoken of quite often in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a spiritual confirmation of truth given to those who seek it. A testimony is something that must be nourished - much like a plant. The base of a testimony is knowing that God the Father love us and that he sent his Son to die for us so that we might return home someday. It is knowing that Joseph Smith was a man of God, called to restore this true church here to the earth today with divine help and that we have a living prophet here on the earth today. Testimonies can be strengthened when they are shared with others. Show more Show less