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Hi I'm Tasha

I love art history, Korean dramas, being a wife and mother, and Jesus Christ. I have clinical depression.

About Me

I grew up in California as the oldest of 3 kids. I married my best friend in the temple in 2011. We had a sweet baby boy in September 2012. I love learning about all different cultures. I like to play with watercolors. I studied art history in college and plan to get a master's degree in contemporary Asian art history. I have clinical depression, but have learned to manage it and have a happy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a member of the LDS church, but it is not because I am a blind follower. I've had to gain a testimony for myself. I have read the Book of Mormon and asked God about its truth, and the answer I received is undeniable. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet today. I know that God lives and loves me personally; He reminds me every day. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that His Atonement is real. I know God loves you, and that you too can receive peace in your soul.

How I live my faith

I say little prayers all throughout the day - to help me stay calm when my toddler is making a mess, to find my missing car keys, to have help when I study, to forgive others, and to thank the Lord. Praying keeps me closer to my Father in Heaven, and reminds me of who I want to be. I also look for God's blessings in all the little things. It's amazing how much you can see His hand when you look for it.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Tasha
Joseph Smith was 14, he prayed to God to know which church he should join. As a result, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph. God used His servant, Joseph Smith, to translate the Book of Mormon, reestablish His church on the earth, and build up the Kingdom of God. Joseph's example teaches us that if we pray, we can receive personal revelation from the Lord. I asked God to know if Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and received a witness by the power of the Holy Ghost that he is. I love and respect this prophet, but we do not worship him; Joseph Smith was only a man. We only worship Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Tasha
Our religion is all about bringing together those we love. True happiness comes from our relationships with others. When we die, that is all we take with us to the next life. Being in families teaches us to serve and become like Christ. Cultivating good family relationships brings the most happiness in this life, and a fullness of joy in the life to come. If we do our best to follow God's commandments, we can be with our families for eternity. I have been blessed with very devoted parents who have taught us children well. My family members are truly my best friends. They love me unconditionally and accept me for who I am. When I am with them, my joy is full. Heavenly Father's plan offers this happiness to every one of His children. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Tasha
Yes, we do! We believe that Jesus was born to Mary in Bethlehem, that He lived, that He was the Son of God, that He died on the cross and that He rose again 3 days later. We worship Him as the Son of God. We believe that, after all we can do, it is by His grace that we are ultimately saved. I personally have a testimony of His divinity and am so grateful for His Atonement. It blesses my life every day. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Tasha
 Yes, yes, yes! The best day of my life is when I was sealed to my husband for time and all eternity in the Holy Temple. The covenants we made there help us overcome the challenges we have faced in our marriage. We know that we will be with our families, siblings, children, and each other forever after we die. The temple teaches us how to be worthy to obtain those blessings and how we fit into God's plan as individuals. The temple is my favorite place in the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Tasha
No! We love all people, for each person on this earth is a child of God. We seek to bless the whole human family, whether they are interested in our faith or not. Isn't that what Jesus did? I believe that everyone I meet can teach me something that will make me a better person. We each have divinity within us. Show more Show less