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Hi I'm Donnie

I'm a wife, mother, student and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 6. I am going to college, preparing to become a teacher. I love gardening, scrapbooking, doing family history, and spending time with my family. My husband and I coach a Little League team each year to help out our community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because two sister missionaries knocked on my door and had a message that my heart couldn't resist. We were a young family, who had been going along thinking life was unfair and that we had too much to handle. Then one day, two sisters came by while we were cleaning our yard. They asked if they could help, we refused, but they insisted. They visited with us for a long time and eventually asked if they could return to share a message with us. We agreed and set an appointment. The sisters came to our home and began teaching us the Gospel. I had grown up in another church, and in the beginning was not very interested in what they were teaching. My husband on the other hand, listened and took to heart what they taught. He began reading the Book of Mormon and told me "I know this is true." I paid him no attention. The sisters continued to teach us, and on our third visit, they showed me a picture of Gordon B. Hinckley. They told me he was a prophet of God. I asked them to elaborate. They explained to me why he was the prophet, how he became the prophet, and what his calling is. This was the answer I had been waiting for. I had been asking my whole life why we have no prophet on the Earth, I was always told it was because God closed Heaven to us, and I ALWAYS knew this was not true. Now, I had my answer, I knew instantly the Gordon B. Hinckley was SURELY the prophet. My husband, myself and our oldest daughter were baptized shortly after, and have now been members of the church for 10 years. All 6 of our children are baptized and we have been sealed in the temple of God for all time and eternity. We work very hard to support our missionaries and the missionary efforts, because we are so grateful for two sisters knocking on our door.

How I live my faith

My calling in our church is working with the youth Young Women. I teach Sunday School and Young Women on Sundays and I attend our Wednesday night youth group activities. I love each of the Young Women I serve and I love teaching them the Gospel. I also have a visiting teaching assignment. I enjoy going to the homes of the women in our Branch and giving them support and love. We are a small Branch and not a Ward like in many places, so there are always opportunities to serve above and beyond when needed. I love serving in our Branch and I love sharing the Gospel with others.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

The Holy Priesthood has always been given to men,since the days of Adam. The Priesthood is to be used for the benefit of men, women, and children, and is not for men to be superior to women. Women hold callings in the church in Relief Society, Young Women, Primary, Cub Scouts, and other callings. Women pray, teach, and speak in church, just as men do. Show more Show less