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Hi I'm Tori

I'm a Texan. I love books and sunshine. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Texas. I am very happily married. I am the mom to 5, ranging in ages from 11 to 22. I also have twin step-daughters. I enjoy reading, a lot. If I have free time you can usually find me in my hammock, reading a book. I love being outside, as long as it's warm. :) I absolutely love spending time with my family. I like to travel when I can, especially to anywhere with a beach. I'm an Army mom, a Missionary Mom, a Homeschool mom, and a police officer wife. I'm also my children's biggest fan in whatever they're participating in. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith. However, there was a time in my life I did not go to church or follow the teachings of it. I chose to come back because I knew what it felt like not to have it in my life. I wanted my children to have the Gospel in their lives. I love my family so much and the knowledge that I can be with them forever is so comforting. I cannot imagine not having them with me for eternity.

How I live my faith

Presently at church I am the nursery leader, which is the class for 18 months - 3 years. It's really fun! Their lessons are simple, but it is so neat to watch them learn new things. I've worked with the older youth a lot and the women's organization as well. I also volunteer regularly with the family organization at my husband's police department and with another law enforcement support group. I think service is a wonderful way to serve the Lord and live my faith.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Actually the Church has donated over $1 billion in money and assistance all over the world- not just to Mormons. We have missionaries serving all over the world- including my son- who don't just proselyte, but help in the community as well. You can research "Mormon Helping Hands" to see how LDS throughout the world have helped with disaster relief and in their communities. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I think people fear what they do not understand. There are so many rumors about Mormonism and often people take them as fact. Because Mormons do not believe in the Trinity- we believe God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost to be 3 different beings- that makes us different than other religions. So differences and fear often lead to labels. Also, "cult" sounds bad and is often used to discredit our teachings and beliefs. I ask people with questions to take the time to learn from a missionary or a member of the church rather than to accept rumors and labels as fact. Show more Show less