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Hi I'm Gail

Biological science is my passion. I play the viola in a symphony. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert as of 18 years old to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a student of biological "Ecology and Evolution" in college, a violist in one of the symphonies where I live and I am married to an amazing man that have the opportunity to be with forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family with a Pagan mother and Deist father. While I myself was never taught a specific religion while growing up, I remember even as a little girl praying to God and Jesus knowing they were real and that they are my friends. My neighborhood friend introduced me the Community of Christ Church which I attended for a while and learned basics about the Book of Mormon. But I knew there was more I needed to study so I started meeting with the Mormon missionaries. At first I was pretty combative and it was hard for me to feel the Spirit, but over time, a year in fact, following the missionaries’ diligence and after allowing my heart to soften, I knew I had found the right faith for me. I feel so at home and am so grateful for my decision to meet with the missionaries. I am glad Joseph Smith restored Jesus' church and we have a living Prophet today to guide us in the Latter Days. I am comforted knowing I can be with my family forever and that someone as imperfect as me can be so loved.

How I live my faith

I consider myself as living my faith to God by studying science. This is a huge part of my heart and soul. The more I learn about the science of the world I personally can not deny God. They are one in the same and Heavenly father is the ultimate chemist and planner. I hope throughout my journey as a scientist I can mend some of the hurts between religion and science. I also live my faith through music. Often times when I play my viola for myself or others I can feel God's power through my veins. This one of my talents, and although I am terrified at times to share it, after the fact I am always glad I did. Most importantly, I serve Heavenly Father through my service at church and at home with my family. At church I am a choirister and activities commitee member. I love being able to use music and fellowshiping-fun to bring all of us closer to together and closer to God. At home, I spend time with my husband and we take care of each other. We invite all in home whether family or friend or potential friend!. I love being a wife and when the time is right for us, I look forward to becoming a mother.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Gail
Of course not! There was a time when this wasn't always true in the Mormon church, but with modern revelation we recognize all colors, races, and backgrounds to be equally children of God. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Gail
The Priesthood is a priviledge, not a right. The Priesthood is a token given to worthy men on while we are on earth to act in the name of God. With that said, all men have the power in any way to act, but not all have the jurisdiction to act. The Prophet has more juisdiction compared to someone else. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Gail
The nature of God is something on this earth we may not be able to fully understand, but it is something we can obtain and understand throughout the eternities. What we can undeniably understand now is awesome His love us and His creatures. I think His love is powerful enough to heal all wounds and make this life worth it. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Gail
The Book of Mormon itself is the Word of God through Prophets such as Alma, Heleman, Nephi, etc. The book was translated from ancient golden plates by Joseph Smith. Show more Show less