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Hi I'm TeraLyn

I grew up in Idaho, married my best friend. Now I am LIVING and LOVING the life God has given to me. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a farm girl and I always dreamed of being a wife and mother. I love to bake, sing, read, and I LOVE to do fancy nancy hairstyles on my three beautiful daughters. When I met my husband almost 11 years ago the one thing that I loved the most was that he wanted a family as much as I did. We were married in the LDS Temple for Time and All eternity and our Family is EVERYTHING to us. We have three daughters, two sons, and a new dog. There is nothing I enjoy more then spending time with my family and doing my best to teach them to love others, respect others, and serve with their whole heart. Sometimes it can be challenging raising a family, but the joy and the love that we share cannot compare to anything else this world has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. As I have moved around this country and met wonderful people of different religious faiths, I continue to be grateful for the Testimony I have of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that just as Joseph Smith Jr, a young 14-Year Old boy prayed to a loving Heavenly Father in the Spring of 1820, I too can pray and receive a witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I know I lived before I came to this earth. I know the Book of Mormon is another divine witness to our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. I know the Lord hears and answers my prayers. I know that one day through my faithfulness I will get to return to live with my Heavenly Father again. I had a wonderful friend once tell me that she was so concerned about having a second child. She was terrified that she wouldn't have the ability to love the second child the way she loved her first. As I talked with my dear friend, and prayed for guidance to calm her fears, I felt the power of the Holy Ghost and the words of comfort and love that she needed I was able to speak. I assured her that just as Heavenly Father doesn't love one child more then the other, it is the same with us. As we exercise our ablity to love others, we gain the greatest of all gifts the Father can bestow upon his children. That gift is Charity. Charity never faileth. Charity is kind and long-suffereing. Charity is the Pure love of Christ. As I serve and love those around me and embrace our differences and the things that make us strong. I am overcome with the peace and wisdom that we are all Children of God. And as I have a family of my own what I want more then anything is to be with them forever. The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives me the peace, the guidance, and the strength to endure the trials and tribulations of this life, and work for something better, for something more. Something that can last Forver! That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have often heard the our church is not a Sunday only church. We attend church each Sunday to renew our baptismal covenants, and to be strengthened by testimony and instruction. Then we go throughout the week working to be better, trying to live the principles of the gospel each and every day. We have the abiltity to repent when we make a mistake and allow the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ to make us whole. We are all a work in progress and we try hard to not judge others, but to serve and love as Jesus Christ taught us. I have the opportunity to work with the Primary Children each week ,ages 18months-11 yrs, and my goal each Sunday is to share the simpleness of the Gospel in a way that all can understand. We teach the kids that we are children of a Loving Heavenly Father. We teach them to Love one Another. We teach them who Jesus Christ is, and what he has done for us. We teach them how to listen and obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost, and how to live worthy to have his constant companionship. We teach them to study the scriptures. And we teach them to Follow the Living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, on the Earth today. At home my husband and I teach our own children how to forgive, and how to be respectful. How to gain power from studying the scriptures, and how to pray and listen for answers. We teach how important it is to gain a testimony for yourself. We work hard to give our children a loving enviroment to learn and grow. We teach our children how to be kind to others, even when others do things we don't believe in. We teach our family to take care of each other, to protect each other, and most important to love each other. My husband and I take great care to show by example the things we should do. We attend the temple regularly, we have personal scripture study, and family scripture study, and we say personal and family prayers. We serve in our wards, we help in our community, and we try to live the best way we know how.

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

Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And it will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” Matthew 1619. Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there in eternity, only it will be coupled with eternal glory” Doctrine and Covenants 1302. Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family. See “The Family A Proclamation to the World” Show more Show less