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Hi I'm Ginger

I'm a typical suburban mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of five children and the grandmother of 4. Because there are 14 years between my oldest and my youngest I have been a stay at home mom for a long time--and I love it. I love to read(mostly fiction), crochet, knit, and I am a beginning quilter. I also enjoy being outside; taking walks, easy bike rides, camping, and hiking. Playing games with my family is the most fun of all.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because living the gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. I am a Mormon because I love Heavenly Father and want to return home to Him and the Church has shown me how to do that. I was raised in a Mormon home but I am a Mormon today because I have decided that being a Mormon is the best way to be happy, now and forever.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything that I do. I work with the women at church. Together we try to put into practice the things we discuss on Sundays. We visit one another, we tend to the sick, and we have fun together. I love having daily family prayer and reading the Book of Mormon with our children before school each day. One of our favorite traditions is family home evening. Each Monday night is our family night. We go over our family calendar, take turns sharing a gospel message and then we always play a game and have treats.

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?

Ginger
I don't know why women don't hold the priesthood in the Mormon Church, but this much I do know. Women have an equal voice and are very active participants in the leadership of the Church. I have never felt as if my voice was not to be heard. Even in the days of Christ, women were an integral part of Christ's ministry (think of the New Testament stories that involve women). Today, we as women play an active role in all that goes on in the Church. I currently serve as the president of the woman's organization in our congregation. I work directly with the Bishop to make sure the needs and concerns of each family is addressed. My opinion is considered and weighed equally with others who sit on leadership councils. Women are also given leadership roles working directly with the children and the youth in each congregation. The doctrine of the Church is very clear that wives are to be equal partners with their husbands in the family. I love that we are taught that as women we are beloved daughters of our Heavenly Father, that He loves us and expects us to be active participants in His Kingdom here on earth. Show more Show less