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Hi I'm Tania

I am of Maori & Scottish descent. I live in Porirua, New Zealand. My greatest treasure is my family.

About Me

I love being a wife, mother and grandmother.

Why I am a Mormon

I started attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my grandmother, when I was very young. I loved to sing the hymns. I would go through each page of my grandmother's hymn book, singing each hymn and making up melodies for the hymns that I didn't know. I was so happy to be baptised when I was 9 years old. I felt it was what Jesus wanted me to do. When I was 17 years old, I heard someone share their feelings about The Book of Mormon and their witness that it was the word of God. I had heard many shares about the Book of Mormon, and believed them, but this time, I felt a strong desire to know for myself, that The Book of Mormon was the word of God. That very night, I started reading. Over the next few weeks, I read at home; on the train; I found quiet places to read during my lunch break... I couldn't put the book down. It was an incredible experience. Every page seemed to witness that Jesus Christ loves me, and not only me, but every person that ever lived, does live and will live. I felt connected to the people of the ancient America's (the people of the Book of Mormon). I cried at the end of the book and realised that I knew it was true. In every page, God had shown me that it was His true word. The gospel of salvation is in The Book of Mormon. I have read The Book of Mormon many times since & the Bible also. These books contain the word of God. The Book of Mormon is a wonderful second witness to the Bible. Together they testify that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, the Saviour of the world and that He lives.

How I live my faith

I enjoy helping people. If there's something I can do to help, I'm glad to do it. In my family, in church and in the community. Opportunities to work together for good have created lasting bonds of friendship and love.