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Hi I'm Tori

I'm a full time teller, current college graduate, a daughter, a sister,a goof ball, shower singer, baker & party planner

About Me

My name is Tori! I am a full time teller at a local bank. I have just graduated form Northern Arizona University with my BA in Liberal Studies and an Emphasis in Early Childhood. Even though I really enjoy my job it is not something that I see myself doing as a career, I hope to go back to school to get my teaching credentials and to eventually work with children with special needs. Outside of work an school, I am the oldest of 3 and now that my siblings are older we all have tons of fun together. I am proud of my family and the accomplishments that we all make. I am a goofy 24 year old, who still loves to have late nights with my friends. The general theme of these nights is laughter! I like to dance, sing, bake, throw parties, shop, get my nails and hair done, play games, mini golf, eat...overall I like to have fun with fun people who share my same goals and outlooks on life!

Why I am a Mormon

There are two reasons why I'm a Mormon. The first reason is because of my family. At the age of 10 my conversion began when my grandfather was preparing for a surgery and saw a pair of young missionaries walking down the street while he was washing his car. They began talking and he revealed to them that he was a member but hadn't been to church in a very long time. Their conversation continued and the missionaries offered him a blessing to give him peace and assurance that he would be well and his family looked over during his surgery. Later that week the missionaries returned to our home for dinner, it was there that my mother expressed interest in me learning about the Mormon faith and having friends my age to grow up with that would keep me out of any serious trouble. Like the obedient daughter that I was I took the discussions and got baptized, then shortly after my parents got baptized as well and my younger sister and brother when they turned 8. It was because of my family that my conversion began but it is because of the Atonement of Christ that my conversion continues to happen and my testimony and faith continues to grow. During my time at school I felt that I knew better than my Savior, parents, teachers, and friends; I ventured out to explore new and exciting things not bad, but they didn't draw me closer to my Savior. When I was 21 I had come home a beaten down, sad, broken, and angry young woman. By chance I went to the local Singles Ward expecting to sink into the shadows but that was not the case. Our Branch President who knew me when I graduated high school was still there and pulled me into his office and we discussed the things that had happened while I was at school. He helped me to come closer to my Savior again and to realize the beauty of the Atonement. Without the Atonement I wouldn't be where I am right now, it is because of this beautiful principle that I was able to find my true testimony of Christ and why I am still a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time...I try to gage my actions on the "good, better, best" scale. Most of the time I find that if I am doing something good then the next day I can strive for better, until I can honestly say that I do and live my life in the best way that I can to make my Heavenly Father and Savior proud. A big influence on this has been what I have learned from my church callings. Being in a singles branch can be hard sometimes but by fulfilling my callings as a teacher, counselor, sister and friend has made me want to be the best that I can.