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Hi I'm Teresa Dewey

I grew up as an Air Force "brat" and have lived in 13 states. I have taught English and raised 5 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the U. S. Air Force and have lived in 13 states and 1 foreign country--France. After our Air Force years, we lived on a farm for several years. I love horses, and I was finally able to have one. My hobbies now include reading, quilting, and working on family history. I love to travel, visit museums, and learn about different cultures. I have taught English literature and composition at secondary and college levels. I have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a non-practicing Mormon family, but from an early age I felt a faith in Jesus Christ. My parents taught me many good moral values, such as honesty, hard work, service to country, and the importance of family. They maintained that all religions teach important moral principles, and I agree with them. As I grew up, I attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints more often, as good neighbors would offer rides to church. I listened to the lessons and talks and felt drawn to the truths I heard. The Gospel made sense to me. I resisted a belief in a "true church," but I gradually felt that this church had answers about our relationship to God as His spirit children, our bond to all other people on earth as our brothers and sisters, and God's love for all of His children. I learned about faith and repentance, and that everyone who has ever lived on the earth will have a chance to accept the Gospel of Christ, whether now or after death. I learned that with God, all things are possible. I love our Savior for His creations, His teachings, His miracles, His example, His atoning sacrifice for our sake, and His supreme victory over death and hell. I always want to be His disciple.

How I live my faith

For me, living my faith includes praying several times a day, reading scripture, pondering the words of Christ, and giving service. I have worked all my adult life in our church, local schools, and my community to help children, youth, adults, and the elderly. I contribute to local, national, and international aid agencies. I have a special concern for immigrants and refugees since my own grandmother was an immigrant to the U.S.