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Hi I'm Tamera

I love being a mother and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho with a population of about 380 people. At a young age, I could feel things within my soul that I didn’t understand. At times my friends would invite me to primary or young women’s and I always came away happy, but I didn’t know why. One day, when I was in high school, I asked my friend how she was always happy and she said something that has always stood out in my mind, “When you keep the commandments and live the gospel, you are happy.” I’ll never forget her comment. I began going to church by myself and each time I went I would feel the spirit. Sometimes I would lower my head so no one would see that I was crying. I dreamed of having a family that loved the Savior and wanted to serve him. I gained a strong testimony of the Savior and met a wonderful man who also loved him. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple and although I was alone without any of my own family, I knew that what I was doing was right and I have never looked back wishing I had done anything different. I have eight children and 15 grandchildren. My friend was right, “when you keep the commandments and live the gospel, you are happy.” How grateful I am that I have the gospel in my life and the knowledge of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

 When I was 13, I was invited to go to a Mormon girls camp. The leader challenged every young woman to go up on the mountain and pray. I had never prayed before and didn't even know if there was someone to pray to. I was afraid of the dark and it was cold, but I didn't want to be the only one left in camp, so I took my flashlight and went to an area where I thought no one would be able to hear me. As I knelt down and began, I felt a warmth come over me like I had never felt before. The next night many of the girls bore their testimony and told of their love for Jesus Christ and their family. I had a burning in my heart and I wanted to learn more about the Mormons. I have read the Book of Mormon and I took Moroni's challenge to study it out in my mind and ask God if it was true. I know this is a true book that testifies of Jesus Christ. I will always be grateful to the leader at girls camp so many years ago. 

How I live my faith

 Each morning I begin my day with personal prayer. I feel the Savior's love and have faith in Him. My faith has carried me through my trials and has helped me to understand that I am truly a daughter of God. I now teach young children about the Savior and have the opportunity to bear my testimony often. I am not perfect, but I try to be an example to those around me, especially those in my family who are not Mormons. I love the Savior and try to show it by the way I live.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Tamera
Families have been important from the beginning of time. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were commanded to multiply and replenish the earth. I firmly believe that families don't end in this life. Having children helps me to develop Christlike attributes. It teaches me of unconditional love and sacrifice. Being a mother is the greatest calling I could ever have on earth. It is so hard, yet so rewarding. I know that if I live righteously, my family can be with me forever. Show more Show less