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Hi I'm Desiree

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and homemaker. I have a 2 year old daughter. I'm blessed to be able to stay home with her. I enjoy music, family, crafts. I wish I knew how to quilt. It's on my bucket list. I love animals. We have two dogs. One beagle and one yorkie. I make wedding cakes in my 'spare' time. Someday, I hope to have my own bakery.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. My parents allowed us to experience other religions growing up. I never felt the same spirit in other churches as I did in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In my late teens and early twenties, I made some decisions that took me away from the church. I was not active in the church for the better bart of 10 years. After my daughter was born, I realized that I needed to set a better example for her. I can't expect her to do as I say and not as I do. I wanted her to be raised in the church and have a personal relationship with her Heavenly Father. I am so grateful for the atonement of my Saviour and Brother, Jesus Christ. Through his infinite sacrifice, I am able to repent of my sins and short comings and be with my family forever. I never realized how much I missed the church until I came back. I was overcome with emotion and with the spirit. I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father and restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, specially prepared to restore the fullness of the gospel to the earth. I know Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. I am thankful that we have a prophet of God on the earth today to speak to us. I love gospel and the joy and hope it brings to my life.

How I live my faith

I am active in our little branch and love the members. I just recieved a calling to be the 2nd counselor in the primary presidency. This is the first time I've been in any presidency and I'm nervous and excited. I don't have a visiting teaching companion yet but I am looking forward to it.

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

Mormon women are pretty normal. We're wives, mothers, daughters, friends, co-workers. We all have our different talents and priorities. What is good for some, may not make others happy. What's important is that we communicate with our Heavenly Father and do our best to follow his plan for us. Mormons definitley believe in the equality of men and women. No one person is worth more than another. My individual worth is no less than anyone else's. Some people think that because women do not hold the preisthood that the LDS church doesn't treat people equally. This is not the case. Although I do not hold the priesthood, I have other, equally important, responsibilities. The preisthood could not function with out support from women. We women could not preform our duties without the preisthood. I have gained a personal testimony of this as anyone can, through pray and study and experience. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Modest is hottest! Most of the time, the way we act is directly correlated to the way we dress. When we wear business attire, we act professional. When we wear PJ's and lounge pants, we are relaxed. When we wear sporty clothes, we are active. When we wear revealing clothes, we are not acting in a way that would invite the spirit and therefore, we are more likely to succumb to temptations. We we dress modestly, we show respect for ourselves, others and most importantly, our Heavenly Father. If he appeared to you right now, would you be comfortable in what you are wearing? If not, maybe that's something to think about. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Of course I do! One of the most comforting and beautiful concepts of Christianity is that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. If that is the case, there must be a prophet. Heavenly Father would not abandon his children in this trying time. The neat thing about any concept of the gospel is that you don't have to take my word for it! Pray, study the scriptures and find out for yourself. Show more Show less