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Hi I'm Tori

I grew up in Texas. I am a Psychology student at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Iowa City and lived in Salt Lake City, but most of my life I lived in Pearland Texas a suburb of Houston. I'm going to college at BYU Provo. I love singing, fishing, camping, reading, and dancing especially swing dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already part of the church. I am so grateful to have been taught since I was little that God was my father in heaven. When I was a Sophomore in High School I had a really hard time with my self esteem. I felt that no one cared about me, that I was all alone and forgotten. Then little by little I was shown how much those around me cared about me, that God cared about me and knew exactly what I was feeling. Since then I have found that God is directing my life and that He really does know us even better than we know ourselves sometimes. He truly cares and wants to help us succeed.

How I live my faith

Starting when I turned 12 I was a youth group leader all the way until I left the youth program. When I was 14 I was called to be the chorister for my ward (I lead the music in church). I did that for four years until I graduated High School. I always loved when we would have service projects as youth, they were always the best activities, especially when you could see the difference that it made in their lives. Every year we would work with Forgotten Angels and go and paint a house and fix up the yard of someone who couldn't do it themselves. Most of the people were older, they were always so grateful when we were done. Their house would have gone from being the worst looking house on the street to one of the best. When I was 17 and again when I was 18 I went with my parents on a medical mission trip to Antigua, Guatemala. Surgeons went down with us and they would preform free surgeries for children there. I was able to help with playing with the kids as they waited to go into surgery and occasionally I help translate for the Doctors. The parents were all so grateful for us to go there to fix their child's leg so they could walk, or fix a hernia, or even just pull rotten teeth out of their mouth so they wouldn't be in pain.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

The majority of people who have lived on earth haven't heard of Jesus Christ, let alone have been baptized into his church. This is why we are baptized for those who have died and weren't able to for themselves when they were alive. Show more Show less