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Hi I'm Tina

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in California and have lived here all my life. I know when most people think of California they think of LA and the beach, but I am a bit of a country girl and live in a small, agricultural town. I have been married for 8 years now and have 3 kids, a teenager, a toddler and a newborn. Good thing I have been blessed to be a stay-at-home mom because these guys keep me busy!! In my free time (haha) I LOVE to read. I have also discovered in the past few years that I really enjoy cooking and baking. On the rare occassion I get a night out, I love to go dancing!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life. My mom was born and raised a Mormon, and my dad converted to the gosple after marrying my mom. Church was a very important part of my life growing up. When I reach my teens, however, I thought I didn't need the church anymore. After some very hard and sad years, I decided to try going back to church and see if anything in my life changed. I am so glad I made that choice because EVERYTHING changed. I found a happiness that had been missing from my life, a new sense of self-worth. I read my scriptures regularly, and The Book of Mormon daily. I found direction and inspiration from the words of prophets of old and the prophets of these latter days. I gained a testimony of the Atonement of my Savior Jesus Christ, and of the love that he has for me.

How I live my faith

When I married my husband, he was not a member of the LDS church. But when he learned that we believe that families can be together forever, even after death, he decided to have the missionaries teach him. Since then he has been baptized and our family has made it a point to talk to our friends and family about the church and invite them to come with us. My husband is currently a Boy Scout master and our teenage son is a Boy Scout. I have taught many church classes and have organized committees to feed the homeless in our community. As a family we have participated in many community service projects. But the most important way we live our faith is by trying to emulate our Savior. We try to treat others with love and kindness and without judgment. We offer help to those in need without seeking recognition. In the words of a song that we teach our children, "We try to show kindness in all that we do."