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Hi I'm Lacy

I love reading, teaching dance and being a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and the mother of a feisty five-year-old son and a giggly one-year-old daughter. Besides my family, my two great loves are reading and dancing. I am currently using my journalism degree as a freelance book editor. I enjoy traveling with my family, reading a great book in the sunshine, and snacking on dark chocolate.

Why I am a Mormon

I follow the gospel of Jesus Christ because I want to follow His teachings. I have studied and prayed to know for myself that what the scriptures teach is true. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly Christ's church restored on the earth today. I have felt the promptings of the Holy Ghost many, many times in my life. I feel the love of my Savior as I carry out my daily responsibilities. I would feel lost without the personal relationship with my Heavenly Father that I am able to develop through prayer and inspiration.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the leader of more than 100 young children in our area, ages 18 months to 11 years. It is sometimes intimidating to corral a group of fidgety children into two hours of gospel instruction. But each Sunday I am strengthened as I see their joy, their enthusiasm, and their love of the Savior. They are truly filled with the light of Christ. During our Sunday meetings, we sing songs together and discuss scripture stories. One of my favorite moments has been listening to our group of children sing the song, "I Am a Child of God." What a blessing to have these children know who they are, that there is a God in heaven who loves them, and that they have a divine potential to reach.

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

Lacy
I absolutely believe there is a prophet like Moses on the earth today. Joseph Smith was the first prophet of our days and Thomas S. Monson is the prophet chosen by God today. We are so blessed to have a prophet of God lead us through these turbulent times. Twice a year, we can hear the prophet speak directly to us during General Conference. At these meetings, broadcast to the entire world via the internet and television, we can hear counsel appropriate for each of us at this time. 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?

Lacy
Jesus Christ is at the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has restored His Church to the earth in these days with the power of God -- the priesthood -- on the earth. As a woman, I am blessed by the priesthood every day even though I do not hold the priesthood. Women lead in the Church in very real ways. Women are called to positions as teachers and leaders, and they are needed. I have served as the president in the Relief Society, our local women's organization, where I conducted weekly meetings, cared for the needs of other women, and taught lessons. Currently, I am serving as the leader of our children's organization. In both of these capacities, I worked side-by-side with priesthood leaders who asked for my advice, respected my opinion, and treated me as an equal. As a woman in the Church, I have always felt respected and valued. I believe that order and organization are sometimes confused with inequality. I am grateful for the organization of the Church, the blessings of the priesthood, and the honor I feel as a woman in the Church. Show more Show less