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Hi I'm Tina

I'm a Mormon. I have lived in 4 different states, but most of my life has been in California. I am married with 2 wonderful kids.

About Me

I have a wonderful husband whom I married on Halloween of 2013. (No it was not in costumes haha.) I have 2 wonderful kids who are 5 and 14. I have an AA degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences, and I am looking to get back into getting more education. I am a recent convert to the LDS religion. I love reading, writing, going for walks, spending valuable time with my family, attending church and church events, hanging out with friends, bowling, playing pool, swimming, cooking, baking, learning new things, my pets, and life in general. We have one adorable pug/chihuahua mix dog named Tootsie Roll, and two cute little guinea pigs named Snickers and Peanut butter Cup. I recently underwent a back surgery to shave off a large portion on a disc in my spine that was inhibiting the feeling in my leg. I have the possibility of more surgery, but who knows what the future may hold. Whatever it is, I will handle it with God's help.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. I grew up in a lot of different faiths, and most of the time through my teenager years I was the only one attending church. I always felt like things were missing though from every church I attended. I also studied multiple different religions, including eastern religions which I took a college class in. When my husband who was born into the church asked me to read the book of Mormon, at first I flat out refused. I was taught that Mormons did not use the Bible, that they used the Book of Mormon in place of it, and that they didn't believe Jesus Christ was the son of God. I finally begrudgingly agreed to read it. As I read I prayed and asked if it was true, and if it was for God to give me some sort of reassurance. Every time I read it, I felt peace, and when I was reading I realized that the Book of Mormon really supported everything in the Bible. Nothing was contradictory. It even clarified certain stories or concepts in the Bible and made them easier to understand. I learned more about the Gospel Principles that Mormons follow, and I realized that what they were teaching were those missing pieces, most of which I already strongly believed in. I want to tell all who read this that even if you are just curious, to pick up a Book of Mormon and read it, or talk to a missionary, and see for yourself what its like to be a Mormon. I know I have found my missing pieces. I know we have a modern day prophet here on earth, Thomas S. Monson, I know the church I go to tells the truth, and I can tell you the power of prayer works!

How I live my faith

I do visiting teaching monthly with a companion where her and I switch off giving the lessons. We visit a few women members once a month, give a short lesson, and visit a little bit. Then we check in to see if there is anything we can do for them. I am also an assistant secretary for the women's group church called "Relief Society" where I have some simple responsibilities of making birthday cards ready for all the women every month, and I am in charge of updating the bulletin board for the women. I love going to our monthly get together in the women's group. It's a great time to get together with the other ladies, talk, hang out, make crafts, teach each other new recipes, etc. All together, I have a lot of fun, and I enjoy doing all those things. I also read my scriptures, read the church magazine, read talks from past general conferences, etc. I read from one or more of those things every day because they make me feel more connected to God, and they are wonderful reminders to live by. I also enjoy doing family history with my husband through familysearch.org and ancestry.com.