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Hi I'm Whitney.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student working on a Master's in German Literature. I love to travel, learn languages, read, and write. My husband and I enjoy hiking and visiting National Parks together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. When I was about twelve years old, I was at Church listening to a lesson about gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon. The person who was speaking said that we should not say that we know the Book of Mormon is true unless we've read it and prayed to ask Heavenly Father if it is true. At that point in my life, I had not yet read the Book of Mormon all the way through. So after church, I went home and started reading. It took me a couple of months, but I still remember the night that I finished the last page. I kneeled down beside my bed, and I asked Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was His word. He answered me by sending His Spirit to touch my heart. I felt at peace, and since that day I have never doubted the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do whatever Heavenly Father asks me to do. This means that when my Church leaders ask me to serve, I make myself available. For example, right now I play the piano for the children's music time on Sundays. It's also important to me to look for ways to serve, instead of always waiting to be asked. One way I do this is by tutoring ESL students. It's a lot of fun.

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

The Gospel of Jesus Christ does not dictate that all women must conform to one specific stereotype. Each Mormon woman has room to express her individuality and pursue her own interests, just like Mormon men pursue their own interests. You will meet Mormon women who are single, married, divorced, widowed, etc. Some have children and others do not. While some work outside the home, others choose to be stay at home mothers. Some Mormon women are outgoing and others are more reserved. The Lord does not ask us to fit one mold, but invites all of His children to come unto Him and use their individual talents to strengthen others. As a Mormon woman, I strive to be my best self by developing Christ-like attributes, but I am grateful that the Lord also loves me for what makes me an individual. Show more Show less