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Hi I'm Danica

I'm a college kid. I write children's stories. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student; I'm an English Major. I'm married to my best buddy! I enjoy reading, writing, playing with legos, surfing, playing with barbies, playing with kittens and puppies (well pretty much any small and furry animal). I like yoga, and my favorite color is green.

Why I am a Mormon

Sealed. You think of those old fashion letters with the wax seals right? I think of something that lasts a lot longer: eternal families. I remember watching the towers collapse on 9/11 and thinking of all those people that lost moms, dads, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. I was 11 years old, and I knew right then and there that I wanted the church in my life forever more because I wanted the comfort of knowing that no matter what the world threw at me, I would Always have my family. I was recently married in the Kona Hawaii Temple, and there's just something about knowing that no matter what happens, I'm sealed to my husband for time and all eternity.

How I live my faith

I've been recently called into the "service and welfare committee" which is basically a committee that looks after the sisters in our ward. I'm in charge of welcoming the new sisters in. Because we're at a college, we change gain and lose people on a pretty regular basis (and by lose I don't mean they die from stress). My job is to say "Hi! Welcome to the Ward; we're excited to get to know you." I get to bring cookies and a long list of "who-to-calls" in case they ever need anything.

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?

Danica
The way I look at it is simple (and I probably am plagiarizing a prophet somewhere) Men hold the priesthood because women hold the power to create life. Motherhood and the Priesthood even each other out. They work as partners (you know, yin and yang). Women lead in much the same way that men do: by the guidance of the spirit. You're blessed with gifts and insight that you might not otherwise have. Russel M. Nelson said in a talk called "Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women," "During my professional career as a doctor of medicine, I was occasionally asked why I chose to do that difficult work. I responded with my opinion that the highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother. Since that option was not available to me, I thought caring for the sick might come close. I tried to care for my patients as compassionately and competently as Mother cared for me." Basically, men get the priesthood to even out the score. :) Show more Show less