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Hi I'm Gina

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to create and explore artistic ways to express myself. I am inspired by art, architecture, good design (of any kind), travel, and nature. Right now I am focusing my energy on being a mom and use my talents to create a home where my family will feel loved, safe, and enjoy being together.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I want to acheive true happiness now and forever.

How I live my faith

I try to make my roles as wife and mother top priority. I also work with the young women of our congregation to help them increase their faith in Jesus Christ, make and achieve goals, and prepare for their future.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Gina
Church is a weekly opportunity for us to worship. It is held on Sundays and is a 3 hour meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend church meetings. The most important hour of that time is called "Sacrament Meeting". This is a meeting where we recommit ourselves to the Lord by partaking of bread and water that symbolize Christ's sacrifice, that has been blessed by priesthood holders. This is the sacrament. The rest of that hour is spent listening to other members of the church speak on various assigned topics. Another hour is spent attending scripture study classes, and another hour is spent with men and women dividing to separate classes to study topics more relevant to our specific jobs as men and women. Children sit with their family during Sacrament Meeting, but then attend classes geared towards their ages the other 2 hours. The temple is a different form of worship. Only members of the LDS church who have been interviewed and found to be living a life in accordance with the church's teachings are able to attend the temple. This is because we believe the temple is the house of the Lord, and therefore, a very holy place. The work done within its walls is very sacred. We attend the temple as often as we are able. In the temple: 1.) we make covenants/promises with the Lord in which we are promised great blessings if we are obedient, 2.) a man and woman can be united in marriage for eternity, thus allowing their family to be united eternally, and 3.) we can perform perform baptisms, marriages, or other work, by proxy, for those who have died and were unable to do this work for themselves while living. Children can attend the temple once they turn 12. Show more Show less