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Hi I'm Tessa

I am Canadian. I'm an artist, guitarist, and serving as a missionary in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Me

I love painting and sketching. The visual arts as well as the performing arts are especially important to me. I love to sing and write songs. There will always be a soft spot in my heart for all animals. I graduated from my high school with honors, and maybe attend BYU when I return from my mission in Sweden!

Why I am a Mormon

I have never felt so much joy and such incredible hope for my life and it's meaning and purpose then I have when I learn about His gospel. I understand who I am spiritually and what I'm here to do temporally, here on earth. In a world of so much confusion, uncertainty, and insecurity, I take comfort in the teachings of this gospel to gain confidence, understanding, and forgiveness. I remember deciding when I was very young that I had my whole life ahead of me, and I wanted to be perfect. Unfortunately, I didn't succeed, I committed sins and was imperfect. The joy I felt as I learnt how to repent, become forgiven and continue to try to be better than I was yesterday was an amazing feeling. I am Mormon because I know this gospel is true.

How I live my faith

I love being able to offer service to our local Retirement homes and apartments. Elders and senior citizens have so much wisdom and life experience, I love to be in their company whenever they'll have me. I am currently living my faith by spreading the glad message of our Saviour's gospel to the people of Sweden.

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Both churches and temples are places of learning. In chapels we learn the basics of our gospel that can help for day to day living and in preparation for sacred and saving ordinances. Temples are sacred places of learning which teach us more deeper about principles of faith we already know that prepares us further, and it's a sacred place to perform sacred ordinances. We learn the same principles, and I have always understood the difference between temples and churchouses like high schools and universities, you wont understand everything in university if you have not attended and applied what you've learned in high school. Show more Show less