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Hi I'm Dana

I'm a student, twin, and a Mormon.

About Me

I go to college in the Midwest, so there are not many Mormons around. I was one out of five members in my high school. Many of my peers knew I was Mormon. Their thoughts and ideas about Mormons depended on how I acted. It is still the same way in college, but now I am the only member. My parents are my inspiration for how I live my life. They have always taught me to work hard for what I wanted. If there is something that I am not able to complete by myself i know my Heavenly Father will make a way for me to do so. I know I have a father in heaven who only wants the best for me, and I can turn to him with questions or in times of weakness. I am a sweet, football-loving girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member for my whole life, but I have questioned the truthfulness of this gospel. I have grow a great love for my Heavenly Father. I have been blessed with a testimony of this gospel. I have wonderful parents and leaders that teach me with their words and their actions. Through prayer and faith, I was able to gain a testimony. I may not know or understand everything, but I am always growing and learning about myself, my responsibilities, and my Savior and my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have had to say no to some things in life, but they were not things that would bring me long lasting happiness. I am careful with what shows I watch and what music I am listening to. I surround myself with people that accept me for my beliefs and standards. I have lost friends, because we did not see eye to eye on what was acceptable behavior. I am blessed to know many great people who are not members.

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

Mormon women are some of the best women I know. They work hard in school and in their church positions and to raise good families. My youth leaders are probably few of the most influential women on my life. They showed me love and taught me life-long lessons, of service and my individual worth. The bonds I formed are lasting. Mormon women have a special place in my heart. Through my experience within the church, I feel wanted and needed within my ward family. I sometimes teach the Gospel Principal class and my mother teaches the Gospel Doctrine class. Everyone has a role to play within the church. Show more Show less