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Hi I'm Teresa

and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I work at a university doing a variety of things -- I maintain all computers in my department, am the department webmaster and electronic media manager, and I read Theses and Dissertations for APA format before they can go to the grad school. I don't have a calling in my church right now, but I have been a primary teacher, publicity chairman, Stake and Ward Webmaster, CES chairman, and some other callings as well. I like designing cards -- both on the computer, and paper crafting. I like to scrapbook and paper craft. I have just started learning about beading and hopefully I can do more of that after I learn the basics. I used to collect bears and have a large collection, and now I collect flash drives. I have recently helped my mother (I did all the computer work) publish our family histories into a book. We have received the book and it is so cool. I look forward to doing more family history research and sometime make another book. I like photography. I am best at nature photography -- landscapes, sunsets, etc. I make the pictures into calendars for my family every year. I have just recently been using some programs that let me change colors and add dimensions to my pictures. I enjoy playing around with that.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this Church. My ancestors suffered to join this church & come to Zion. I stand in awe of them-they are truly my heroes. As the name of our church indicates--this is Jesus Christ's church. He continues to guide us through prophets on this earth today. I am thankful for the companionship of the Holy Ghost. I am thankful for the atonement. Although I don't really understand how, I know that the Jesus Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for my sins, my weaknesses, & the pain from my health issues so I am able to return & live with Him & Father in Heaven. I know in my heart that Joseph Smith was a prophet who saw God the Father & Jesus Christ appear to him in a grove to begin restoration of His gospel to the earth, never to be taken away again. I never doubted that this happened-I know that it did. I believe that LDS temples are sacred & the Savior walks the halls of these beautiful buildings, & if I need peace or help, the temple is the place to go. We serve others when we attend the temple, but we are also blessing ourselves & our ancestors. Many prayers have been said in my behalf in the temples, & I know I am alive today because those prayers were answered. I love the Father & His Son. The best news is that they love us-all of us-no matter if we are rich or poor, strong or weak, healthy or ailing, young or old, Mormons or non-Mormons. They love us & care for us! I pray that I will not let them down.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in several ways. I pray and study the scriptures. The scriptures say, "We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ" 2 Nephi 25:26. I have served in many ways in the church. I have created many (too many to count) invitations and programs for the various activities and services in our church. Some of these were to social events, workshops to enrich and instruct, and programs for the weekly church services. I have taught little children. They are so pure and honest and they know that they are children of God. I have taught some wonderful women in my church. A pair of women are assigned 2 or 3 women to visit each month and teach them a message, develop a friendship, and render service and compassion. The program is called Visiting Teaching and I have met some of the most wonderful people through this program. I think the sisters I visit teach me more than I teach them. It is such a wonderful feeling to follow Christ's example and care for one another, pray for those you visit, be there if they need a friend, and love and serve them. The women in my church have a huge assignment to care for the poor and the needy, the down-trodden, the faint of heart, render compassion, and serve. We follow the example of our Savior to have charity to all man-kind. "Charity never faileth."