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Hi I'm Tammy

I grew up in Wyoming. I'm a stay at home mom and I've worked outside of our home as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the LDS faith in Wyoming. My parents taught me much about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I went to school at a community college and then went on to a University to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology. I have worked in Medical labs off and on through the last 30 years. Mostly I've been a stay at home mom. My husband and I have 5 children, who make our lives more than exciting! I love to read books, garden, and I do a little crochet and sewing when I can. I love to learn about biology and history.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in my teens, I didn't really follow the teachings that I was raised with. But when I was about 20, I suddenly had many questions and I needed to know if the Book of Mormon was true and if the Priesthood is really restored on the earth today. Through prayer and talking with Mormon friends and pondering, I came to know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father love me. I learned that my shortcomings and mistakes are forgiven through the great power of the Atonement. I learned that my life is part of a greater plan of our Heavenly Father. A particularly powerful spiritual experience taught me that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father knew me and what I was going through. That knowledge changed my perspective on life, helped me solve problems, helped me realize how important I am to my family, those already passed, and those yet to come. It also helped me develop genuine love for others. It makes all the difference to look at this life from an eternal perspective.

How I live my faith

I've learned that the most important thing is to learn to love. By studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I've gained a greater appreciation for what Christ feels for us. In the Mormon church, we are given callings to go visit a couple of other members in our ward, on at least a monthly basis. It's a way to get to know others and we always end up strengthening each other. In addition to that I currently help those that have had surgery, new moms, the elderly, anyone in our area who may be having a crisis of some kind. I help by organizing meals to go into the homes of those in need, organizing people to tend children, or visiting those that just need to talk. Love is the vehicle or power that we use when we help each other. It is through LOVE that we learn and grow and become.

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

Tammy
From the beginning Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ wanted us all to return to him in Heaven. At one point in my life I could not handle the awful mistakes I had made. Feelings of despair and hopelessness clouded my view, and I felt there was no way to improve my situation. Through the help of others, I began to grasp what the Atonement was all about, that Jesus went through Gethsemane and was crucified in payment for all of our sins, including mine. I cannot be perfect without the Atonement. I'm incapable of completely paying for my own sins. So I began to try out faith, or in other words, experiment with obeying the word of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I began to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost in my life and I could feel the love that God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ have for me. I was strengthened from that point on. My heart was changed, I loved others, and I wanted to do what was good and right. I also wanted others to know that Jesus paid for everyone's sins and weakness. We can all be forgiven. Show more Show less