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Hi I'm Tiffany

I'm a History and Geography teacher in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a Mormon in Utah in the most wonderful family. My parents are amazing people who have taught me so much. As a college student I did a study abroad program in London, England for a semester. A year later I was called to serve as a missionary for the Church in northern England! I was so excited to return! I loved serving and teaching the Gospel in England so much it was difficult to come home when my 18 months of service were up. Naturally I describe myself as an anglophile. Serving in England I met people from all over the world, from almost every religion, and from every walk of life. These experiences have helped me immensely as I now teach 15-year-olds about the world and its diversity in my World Geography class (I also teach my other love, US History). I have continued to study different cultures and religions and love watching the BBC World News every day. A few years after returning from England I met my husband, Casey. We have been married now six years during which we have been lucky to travel abroad quite a bit together. My husband is truly my best friend and greatest blessing in my life. We do almost everything together and share many of the same interests and hobbies such as running full and half marathons, hiking and camping, working on home projects, and eating (yes, it is a hobby), and watching the same TV shows together (while eating).

Why I am a Mormon

I have had several experiences in my life in which I have been touched by the Holy Spirit. I have read the Book of Mormon and asked God in prayer if it is truly His word. My heart was filled to bursting with the most exquisite peace and joy. I have received many answers to my prayers regarding Gospel questions or major life decisions. Some of my answers came in the form of a feeling of surety in my heart while others have come as my mind has been cleared and filled with understanding of things I previously did not understand. I have prayed for comfort during the most trying times in my life. I have felt heartbreak, sorrow, and anguish be replaced by the sweetest peace and comfort. When I live according the God's commandments I am happier than when I don't. My faith is founded on these experiences that I cannot explain away. I simply don't want to live my life, as imperfect as I am and as hard as life can be, without God and the gift of the Holy Spirit. I am eternally grateful that I don't have to. One of our beliefs is that when Jesus Christ suffered in Gethsemane and on the cross he not only took on the spiritual and physical burden of our sins but also suffered our pains, sicknesses, and heartaches so that He would be able to help us through them. I know that He knows exactly how I feel and that through His infinite atonement I can make it through this life, be made perfect, and dwell in His presence with my family for eternity. Who would want anything less?

How I live my faith

We don't have any children and not by our own choice. We draw upon our faith in Jesus Christ and His Gospel to help us find happiness despite the heartache of desperately wanting our own children. I am so grateful for an understanding that God has a plan for me in this life and that even though it may not be going the way I want all of the time, He is real, His love for me is infinite, and He will help me become the woman He wants me to be. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ knows my heart and my pain and will not leave me to work though this trial alone. I currently teach women in the Church about the Gospel and it has brought me so much joy. I love teaching because I always learn so much myself. I love preparing for my lessons by studying the scriptures as well teachings from modern day prophets and apostles. It draws me closer to God and and I feel joy and peace.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Our Heavenly Father is perfect and we must also be perfect to be in His presence. We fall so short of this by ourselves. We needed a Savior to help us become perfect so God sent His son and our eldest brother, Jesus Christ, to come to earth, live a perfect life, and complete the Atonement. He paid the price for our imperfections in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. If we accept Him and His Gospel and repent we will become perfected through him and be able to return to the presence of our Father. Show more Show less