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Hi I'm Tabby Strickland

I met my eternal family at 15 and was just recently sealed into the temple with my family at 20. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name's Tabby, I grew up moving around a lot because I had a poor family situation. I met my adopted family at 15. I discovered the church when I met my new family, the amount of peace and love in their home touched my heart and I knew then I wanted to a part of that. At 18, I decided to move to New Zealand for 8 months, afterwards I decided to keep traveling. I've done some volunteering overseas as well and I have a huge passion for hiking and running. I love fitness and I have an obsession with travelling. I went to BYUI and I loved going there, I'm not exactly sure what I want to do yet but I've been thinking along the lines of some type of job working with children. I'm going on a mission to Georgia and I am so excited! Overall, I'm a person who's very open minded and I love seeking new opportunities in life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15, I discovered the church through a family I was living with at the time. I had actually never heard of Mormonism until then. As I began to take the Missionary lessons, I felt a change in heart. At the time in my life, I was filled with a lot of hatred and confusion. Everything at the time was so overwhelming for me. I had just moved into a new family and I had never really lived with a religious family before so it was a change for me. However, what I did not expect to happen was that I soon began to feel the spirit in their home. I enjoyed taking the lessons and I wanted to know more. I was hesitant on becoming baptized though, I knew the Book of Mormon was true but I didn't want to change my lifestyle just yet. But when I heard one of the sister missionaries speak at a fireside, I knew what steps I needed to take. The next day, I asked to be baptized. Since then, my life has changed in so many ways. The church has taught me that families are forever and that was the main reason why I wanted to know more about this religion. I grew up with such a poor example of how we should treat each other as a family and as I learned what family is really about and how it is eternal, I was overwhelmed with happiness. I have always dreamed of a better life for myself and it is because of my decision to become a Mormon that this is all possible. I was adopted and sealed by the LDS family that introduced me to the church, they have truly taught me what it means to be a family. I love my family, I love this gospel and I cannot wait to go out and share it in the mission field.

How I live my faith

I move a lot so I'm not insanely involved in my ward but I reach out to other members in the ward as much as I can. I do my best to exemplify Christlike attributes whether that be in my job, at school, or just in my daily interactions with others. Every chance I get, I love to talk about my faith and why it's so important to me. I'm very bubbly so I'll talk to anyone, I love getting the chance to talk about my faith and why it matters so much to me. I grew up in a life similar to foster care, so when I talk about my upbringing, I'm able to mention how I got out of it and how I can thank the gospel for that.