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Hi I'm Tessa Larson

I am from Southern California. I love to dance and do anything outdoors. I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am now serving a mission in the Washington DC North Mission, and loving every minute! :) I don't ever want to stop sharing this gospel! Prior to my mission, I studied the profession of business and dance at Brigham Young University of Idaho. Dance is a passion of mine that I have adopted as a talent and interest. I also love interacting and connecting with people. I'm definitely an extrovert and love getting to know others! I enjoy doing anything that keeps me active; especially things outdoors and experiencing the beauty of this world that God created for us. It's incredible. And honestly, I will go on an adventure any opportunity that I get.. because.. why not! I love my family more than everything and they make me happier more than anything. My main goals in life are to make a difference in people's lives, grow closer to my Savior Jesus Christ, and have fun :) I'm a Mormon and I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that not only is it the one true church on this earth, but that it is also a Church that can bring true and complete happiness to those who believe and follow it. I am a member of this Gospel because it brings a certain peace and joy into my life that I believe I wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. It inspires me to constantly be better and more Christ-like every day. It also makes me want to share it's teachings so that many others can be blessed and feel of these blessings daily. I know this church is true. I know that by living it's principles, I can truly live happily. I hope to be able to introduce others to this Gospel so that they may know for themselves the truth and greatness of this Church, and experience the pure joy that it can bring.

How I live my faith

My life is based upon my faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I would be a completely different person if I didn't believe and act on my faith's principles. I strive to live in such a way that I can be an example to many and influence them greatly. Being a full time missionary has been the greatest experience because I get to share this amazing gospel and all of it's blessings with others.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Tessa Larson
I have personally seen blessings in my life by studying and reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures. As we read, study, and learn from the scriptures, we grow closer to our Father in heaven. Obtaining a personal relationship with Him helps us live righteously and happily. Scripture study brings understanding of God and his plan for us. I know that when I read the scriptures I feel peace from it's teachings. I gain more faith and hope in God which helps me live my life with comfort and joy. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Tessa Larson
We have a divine purpose on this earth. Our lives are more important than we think. God, our Heavenly Father, created a perfect and marvelous plan for us. It is a plan of happiness because he loves us each individually and wants us to all have joy. God wants us to learn, grow, and progress in this life to become more like him. This life on Earth is a way for us to do just that and then afterwards, return back to Him. There are many unimportant things in this life that distract us from seeing our real purpose, but by following God's gospel and his plan, we can have peace in this life and eternal happiness in the life to come. Show more Show less