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Hi I'm Tanisha

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm a musician, a dog-lover, a blogger, and a student. But most importantly...I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a convert to the church who was baptized at eleven years old! I love music because it can connect to you in a way that words alone can't, and I feel the same way about film. I play the piano, guitar, ukulele, I sing, and I hope to someday pick up the drums. I love to find the funny side of life, and I have a blog all about it! I'm shy when you first get to know me, but once you do, watch out… because I'm a walking ball of sass. I love dogs more than pretty much anything else in this world because they know how to love so unconditionally, and that's something the world needs more of. Right now I'm a college student of an undecided major. I started out in film, but who knows where I'll end up! I love giant coffee mugs and sunshine (especially after months of snow.. yuck!). I have no clue what I want to do with my life right now, but I do know one thing… I want to make this world a better place!!

Why I am a Mormon

I don't know how I would get through this life without the hope the gospel brings me. There have been days where I felt like I couldn't go on, but I have prayed and felt Heavenly Father strengthen me enough to just put one foot in front of the other. Butt when I was baptized, it wasn't because I knew that this church was true. I was eleven at the time.. but not knowing for myself took its toll on me. I prayed to know for myself, but when the answer didn't come right away I gave up. My parents were always supportive of my decisions. When they found out that I wasn't sure what I believed, they told me to question everything. And I did. I still do. I finally came to a point in my life where I felt completely alone. My dad asked me if I had prayed for help and I told him that if there was a God, He wouldn't answer my prayers. So, I brushed off his advice until I couldn't go on any longer. I was completely alone and felt as if I had no one at all. So I said a half-hearted prayer that went something like "If there even is a God I need a friend". I didn't expect an answer, but suddenly I found myself reading the Book of Mormon every night and praying. And that friend came. When I found out for myself, it wasn't angels coming down and shouting out "IT'S TRUE" with flashing neon signs. It was me suddenly not having to ask because I felt it so strongly in my heart. And because I had questioned everything, I didn't fly by faith alone, I had found answers and realized everything fit together and made sense. I don't know how I would have gotten through life so far without it. Every day He helps me become a better person and shows me how much I am loved. When I made the decision to give up my life and preach His gospel in an unknown place, I have never felt so much joy, love, and reassurance that this church is true in my life. "But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love."2 Nephi 1:15

How I live my faith

Every day I try to show people what I believe through my actions and by showing everyone love! However, I know I'm not perfect… yeah... there's no way I'm perfect. So, every day I'm thinking to myself "Try a little harder to be a little better"! I'm teaching Sunday School for 12 and 13 year olds right now, and there's nothing better in this world! It's so amazing to get to know them more each and every week and to talk with them about the gospel. They're so amazing and have so much potential. It blows my mind how smart they are. I love each and every one of them! I'm also preparing to serve an 18 month mission in the wonderful country of Chile. So every day I'm studying the gospel and praying continually for strength and the ability to be God's hands on Earth.