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Hi I'm Tess

Silly, sweet, and just a little bit sassy. I'm a mission-bound college student who hopes to change the world one moment at a time.

About Me

After completing my freshman year, I can finally say that I'm a SOPHOMORE at college! I like studying almost anything, but I also like eating buttered popcorn and chatting and staying up late. I love music; I've been playing cello and piano since I was young. I wish that I could longboard really well, but I'll have to keep practicing for a while before that particular dream comes true. On dark nights I like to stargaze, knowing that there is nothing separating me from the universe. It's kinda fun. I also try not to take myself too seriously :)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes me happy. It makes me happy to serve other people, to participate in soul-saving ordinances and covenants made possible by God's true authority on earth, and to worship God the Father and His Son in their divinely appointed way. The Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead, has witnessed to me of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Were it not for this gospel, I would have no purpose or direction in life. This gospel, God's true gospel, gives me all that and more. It gives me a reason to roll out of bed every morning and be thankful to be alive. It gives me courage to do hard things. It gives me hope for a better world, and it gives me strength to keep on keepin' on when things get tough. I'm a Mormon because the Book of Mormon is true and Joseph Smith was a true prophet who led the church through revelation, just as President Thomas S. Monson does today! I love being Mormon!

How I live my faith

I've recently been involved with teaching and playing the piano for children. It's so much fun to give kids confidence and excitement through music. I love to serve other people! During the week I like to look for little ways to help out friends, family, neighbors, and anybody else. When Sunday rolls around, I love going to church, worshiping Jesus, and learning more about Him.