|Sister Tanya Larson|
I'm a mom, I have 4 children, and 6 grandkids that bring me great joy!
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I know it's true. I first heard about the Mormon church when I was in high school. It felt right. This church has blessed my life in so many ways. It has helped me in my marriage. It has helped me raise my kids. I've learned skills that have helped me and enabled me to help others. I feel so strongly that this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I am going out to share this truth with others.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
I feel like I have been given so much from my Father in Heaven that it feels right to try and give back to Him in some small way. It is such a small sacrifice compared to the blessings that I have received throughout my life and especially since I have become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
How I live my faith
I have worked in many areas of the church. I have taught the children, the young adults and the women of the church in classes. I have had the opportunity to work with single adult members from 18 to 80+. It has been so much fun. I have volunteered at the local women's shelter, the PTA, and a fund raising activity for the local Down Syndrome organization. My husband and I have volunteered to set aside 18 months from our lives to serve a full time Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have just been called to the Washington D.C. area. We are both so excited for this opportunity.