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Hi I'm Mary.

I'm an engineering major. I love Diet Coke. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a junior in chemical engineering and plan on going to medical school to be a pediatric anaesthesiologist. Currently, I am serving a mission in Idaho. I am from Tennessee. I absolutely love the south and think there is nothing better than football and fried food. I love the humidity and the heat. I love going to movies. I love reading just about anything. My favorite TV show is Bones. I absolutely love Diet Coke.

Why I am a Mormon

I did grow up in the church, but I had to gain my own testimony of whether or not I should continue in this church. While I was in high school, I saw my older sister struggling with her testimony and making some choices that do not coincide with following Christ. I saw how it brought her down and how miserable it made her and still makes her. Misery loves company and she would want the rest of her siblings to make the same choices, but I knew that I did not want to be unhappy like her. The only way to happiness is through the gospel of Jesus Christ restored back on the earth today through the prophet Joseph Smith and led today by President Thomas S. Monson. I might now always be perfect at following, but that's the beauty of the Atonement that through Christ, we can change.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do the best that I can by following Jesus Christ and what he asks of us. I am definitely not perfect at it, but thank goodness for the Atonement Christ made for us, so that we could have our burdens lifted from us.

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?

I am not going to lie, I used to struggle with this question. All of my extended family either don't attend church anymore or not members of this faith. They think this church puts women down, but it is so the opposite. Men and women have different responsibilities. Women are to care and nurture their children, and men get to serve in a differenct capacity by administering the priesthood. The priesthood is a service that men get to perform for others. They cannot administer the priesthood on themselves, just for others. Men cannot administer the priesthood without Christ-like attributes such as faith, hope, charity, and love. Women get to have these attributes through motherhood and men get to have these attributes through serving through the priesthood. Show more Show less