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Hi I'm Terri

I grew up as a member. I am the mother of 5 children and 5 step-children. Now I am the grandmother to 51 beautiful children.

About Me

I am a mother and step-mother to 10 wonderful children and grandmother to 51 terrific grandchildren so far. I love to sew, quilt, knit and crochet. I have enjoyed running, biking and hiking. I sing in a women's community choir and love to sing to the people in the rest homes and in the community. Working in the yard and getting close to nature is so rewarding. I grew up in Utah, California, and Idaho. After I married my husband joined the Air Force and I lived in Mississippi, Oklahoma and Germany. As a dependent wife I volunteered as a caseworker for the American Red Cross and enjoyed serving those members in the military and their families. I enjoy doing research on my family history and gathering information to share with my family and others. I enjoyed writing articles for the newspaper and sharing these pioneer histories.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church. It has always been a part of my life. However, at some point, one needs to know for one's self and I went through a process that led me to this point of knowing that what has been taught to me is true. I have felt of the love and concern that my Heavenly Father has for me. I have felt the Savior's love for me. I have been lifted by Him in my darkest hours and have been sustained through tough times and good times. I have been given hope in and have a fast testimony that Jesus is the Christ. That He died and was resurrected and that life has a purpose. I know that families are eternal and that there is a life after this life for I have felt it.

How I live my faith

Every day I look forward to reading in the church magazines and gleaning knowledge to help me live a more full and rewarding life; how to better live my life. Each night I look forward to reading my scriptures and learning more to the doctrine of Jesus Christ. I belong to the greatest women's organization in the world and as such have been blessed to serve my fellow sisters. I look forward to teaching and helping them to be better women, mothers and wives. Helping them and serving them has helped me to see and feel for them as our Father feels for us. He LOVES us. I am my husband's home teaching partner and I love to visit the sisters and their families. I enjoy shoveling their sidewalks and driveways in the winter (believe it or not, it surprised me too). Going to church each week and learning more of the doctrine of Jesus Christ and worshipping my Heavenly Father is a highlight I look forward to. It gives me the hope and strength to continue on in living each day and to do my best.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Terri
No. I have chosen to serve a mission as a young woman because I had the desire to serve the Lord in this way. I wanted to share the joy I have felt in living the principles I have learned in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In today's world so many people are speaking up in say this what is right and quickly someone else is shouting that what their say is right. It can become so confusing. How can one know what is right? There is peace and hope in the teachings of Christ. There is purpose and hope. I want others to know and feel of this peace and hope. I wish others to feel the comfort, joy and love that I feel. This is why I choose to serve another mission and have served in the past. Show more Show less