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Hi I'm Deatra

I am a middle school math teacher that occasionally helps out on my Dad's ranch. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 29 year old single girl who is working to finish a Masters degree in math education. I love hiking, camping, herding sheep, sleeping in on Saturdays, and reading. I absolutely love board games and have over 100 of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a super logical person and I like to ask questions. The Mormon faith has helped me find answers to these questions. As I live my religion, even on hard days or during bad times, I have confidence that everything will work out okay and it does. I have felt the Spirit not just once or twice, but continuously telling me that being Mormon is right and what God wants me to do.

How I live my faith

I teach a class on the Old Testament during the second hour of church every other week (another person teaches it on the days I don't) I also visiting other women in my ward who need help or extra support during hard times. I have 2 specific women I am assigned to visit each month and report back to my leaders on how they are doing. Other women are assigned to visit me and report on how I am doing. I love to listen to uplifting music while running, (although I do listen to pump up songs too). I listen to what the prophet says and try to follow it.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are like any other women in the world. Mormons strongly believe in the equality of men and women. I have sat in countless church meetings where women were encouraged to get an education. I am working on a masters degree. However, equal does not mean that we have the same roles. Men and women are different. We naturally think different and God is aware of it. The differences of the genders complement each other both at home and in the world. I love that during the third hour of church men and women meet separately. Both have the same lessons, but hearing the women perspective helps me as a women. As a woman in the church, I have sat in many meetings where I have given my opinion and been listened to by men much older and more experienced than me. I have been a leader. I have been loved, respected, listened to, supported and heard. Show more Show less