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Hi I'm Cynthia

I grew up in southern California, and have moved all around the country. I work as an accountant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I also am a mother of seven children! I graduated from MIT with a Master's Degree in business and worked for several years as an executive but being a mom has taught me more than I ever learned in school or working. As Mormons we believe the greatest rewards come from being a spouse and a parent and I am so glad to have had these blessings. Belief in Jesus Christ has taught me that service to others brings great happiness and in a family there are plenty of opportunities to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but I continue to practice Mormonism because I know my life is much happier when I obey God's commandments, many of which are found in the Book of Mormon. Reading the scriptures gives me great hope and peace and encouragement and attending Church gives me the opportunity to associate with other people who are trying to live righteous, Christ-centered lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying each day to remember Christ, to pray to God, and to read the scriptures. I also spend much of my time serving others and trying to do worthwhile things.

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

Cynthia
Mormon women are very similar to women throughout time. We love our families but we want to be real, thinking individuals as well. In our Church we believe only men should hold the priesthood which is a stumbling block for some investigators. I actually gave a lesson in Church a few weeks ago to a group of women about the priesthood and we had a discussion about this topic. We believe that through ordinances performed in our temples, women are endowed with the priesthood but are not generally authorized to exercise priesthood powers at this time. I have never felt marginalized or of less worth because I don't fill priesthood offices. I believe in God's love for me and I have plenty of opportunities to bless the lives of others. Show more Show less