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Hi I'm Tiffani

I grew up in Northern California. I currently am a student at BYU-Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending BYU-Hawaii. I love going to school here, and have enjoyed all the beautiful hikes, beaches, and sunsets. When I was about 11 years old my parents got a divorce, and ever since I have grown up living with just my mom and sister which has brought challenges in my life, but has made me stronger as well. I love love love sports. I did swim, basketball, and dance as a kid but the two sports I really loved were gymnastics and soccer. I started gymnastics when I was only 3 years old, and ended when I was about 14. I was able to travel to different places for competitions such as Arizona, New York, and Cancun. I started soccer when I was 5 years old, and am still currently playing on the Women's team here at BYU-Hawaii. I love the sport of soccer so much, and I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people on every team I have played on. I love spending time with family. Family is my number one priority in life, so every moment I have with them I cherish. I love exercising, going on bike rides, being outdoors, watching movies, hanging out with friends, drawing, dancing, and baking. I also love traveling, and want to visit places in every country one day.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I went to church almost every Sunday, and even growing up I would always attend church on Sundays with my family, but it was not until the last couples years of my life that I realized the importance of the Gospel in our lives. When I started attending BYU-Hawaii I no longer had my mom to take me to church or tell me I needed to hurry and get ready. I now had the choice of whether or not I wanted to attend church to learn more about our Lord and Savior. I was able to make the decision on my own. Since I started attending church, because it was something I wanted to do for myself, I started gaining my own testimony of the Gospel, I started to gain a better appreciation of the sacrament, I started to read my scriptures more often and say my prayers daily. I began to grow a stronger relationship with my Savior, and understand the sincere love He has for me and each one of us here on Earth. I have come to know that He knows our trials and challenges and pains in life, because He suffered every sorrow and sin imaginable, by bleeding from every pore, so that we may be able to come here to Earth and experience life. He understands life is challenging and we are human so we are therefore prone to making mistakes, but by repenting of our sins we are able to be forgiven for those mistakes. I have also read the Book of Mormon, and prayed for the knowledge to know that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith translated this book, and restored the Gospel on this Earth through his strength, sacrifice, and love for God. I know ALL these things to be true.

How I live my faith

I have been able to help my mom, over the past few years, teach the children at church. We have been able to teach them about Jesus Christ, why we are here on the Earth, how they are each a child of God, and stories of the prophets that we learn about in the scriptures. The children have the sweetest spirits and it is amazing how much light they show within them through their knowledge and smiles. I also am able to visit two ladies in my ward here at church, to see how they are doing, serve them in any way, and even teach them a short lesson about their role as a daughter of God. It is an awesome opportunity to show love and care for others, and see their smiles as we take the time to help them when they are in need. Recently I was called on a mission to serve in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo for 1 1/2 years, and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to help others to come unto Christ, through the Spirit, and help them feel the joy the Gospel has brought me in my own life.