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Hi I'm Mitzi

I am volunteer, lover of ethnic foods, outdoors-women, mother and wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom, wife, volunteer, red cross instructor, and outdoors women. As a family we love to hunt, fish, and be outdoors. I find my days full of things other might find mundane or boring, But I enjoy working at my daughters school, walking the dog, helping my husband at his office, and finding deal on items we need or want. We have made sacrafices as a family and couple so I can spend time raising our family. our house could be bigger, we could take more elaborate vacations, and we could be putting more money in savings; but instead we are creating better memories, finding joy in the simple things, and teaching our children that they are the most imortant thing in our lives. most of my close friends are not members of the LDS church, but our desires to do what is best for our familys and mutal respect, similar values, and morals helps us see past our relgious diffrences. I believe that by following Jesus Christs example I can be happer, a better mother, a more understanding wife, and at peace.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the feeling I get as I go to church each week. The "old fashioned" values that we embrace and teach our children keep us grounded in this busy world. I believe the family unit and the importance of maintaining moral standard. Serving others is the true opportunity for personal growth, by being member of a chruch who seek service opportunites I am forced to think outside of myself and my family and thus become more like Christ. I truly believe that this is the one true church who holds all the keys to the priesthood and will help me be with my greatest treasure my family not just for time but for eternity.

How I live my faith

About a year ago my Bishop called me into his office to extend a calling to me. As members of the LDS chruch we believe that a calling comes thru fasting and prayer by the Bishopric. Much to my suprise I was asked to serve as the Relief Society president in my ward. The Relief Society is the womens organization. All women from 18-100 or older are members of the Relief Society. This calling weights heavely on my mind and heart. With over 100 sisters to love, care for, help spirtually grow, and provide for this calling keeps me very busy. May evening and days are spent in prayer and service. I a learning how to be more Christ like, to truly turn to my Heavenly father in prayer, and how to lisen to the promptings of the spirit. Although I am still way to young to be a Relief society president I know that i am never alone. I have my Heavenly father to guide me, my Bishopric to suppot me, and 100 plus good sisters in faith. My faith grows each week as I watch the sisters (that what we call each other sister (last name)) serve each other and care for those around them. In my personal lfe, faith has always been a very private thing. Sharing my testimony has always been hard for me. I think that sometimes it is hard because I have a tendency to doubt and thus do not want to share something that i am doubting. Sometimes it is hard to share because I am so sure and my heart is so full I know if i open up my heart that the tears will flow, and I was rasied in a family who does not cry. As I have gotten older I have realized that the doubts go away as i share my feelings and as I learn to lisen when the spirit speaks to me. I will share my testimony with you. I know will all my heart that I have a Heavenly father whom loves me and want the best for me and my family. Each day I feel his love and see his concern for those around me. Heavenly Father sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins, and thru honest repentance I can be washed clean of sin.

What is being a Mormon like?

Mitzi
Joining the church is not only a religious choice, It is a life style choice. I choose to not drink, do drugs, but instead i have no fear of addiction and able to live a complete and full life. We are not living close to the kids grandparents or cousins, so the church is our instant support and extended family. Each week my children are exposed to people whom love them and want the best for them. Show more Show less

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?

Mitzi
As I serve in my calling as a Relief Society president (the Relief Society is the organization for all women over 18 years of age) I have gained a greater testimony of the importance of the preisthood. One would think that the opposite would happen; that as I was placed in a calling of higher responsiblity that I would wonder why I couldn't hold more keys or have more responsiblity, this is not the case. In working with the Bishopric I have learned the unique role that we as women hold within the church. I have never felt less important or as if my thoughts and feelings are dismissed. I work with my bishop to issue callings based on inspuration and prayer. As president of the organization I have had many opportunites to hear the promptings of the spirit and discuss those promptings with our Bishop. We council together to make our ward members stronger and to fullfill thier needs. In my home I am so thankful for a worthy man who takes the responsiblities of his priesthood seriosly. He councils with me and supports me. His priesthood makes our marriage stonger and helps him be a better man. As crazy as it sounds I am thankful I do not have the responsiblity of the priesthood, I get all of the blessings without any of the commitment :). Show more Show less