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Hi I'm Morgan

I am an artistic math teacher who loves to sew. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am finishing up my degree to soon become a math teacher. In the Fall I will be doing my student teaching in the inner city of Washington DC. I am excited for the chance to both teach my students and learn from them. I also love to sew. I love to be able to take a two dimensional object and manipulate and craft it into something beautiful and dynamic. Finally, I love to travel. When I was a little girl my family moved to Copiapo, Chile and my passion for learning and seeing new cultures was born. Mostly I have traveled around South America to see many of its incredible beauties. I have also lived briefly in Arequipa, Peru and the gorgeous island of Puerto Rico in the Carribbean. While I have loved the sites and traditions of each country I have lived in, mostly I love the various people who taught me life's lessons and influenced who I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I think a verse from the Book of Mormon best summarizes why I am a member of the Church. Mosiah 2:41 (page 151 in English) reads: "I would desire that ye should consider the blessed and happy state of those who keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things both temporal and spiritual..." I know that the greatest happiness in life comes from living and keeping the commandments of God. I have seen over and over in my life, and in the lives of those around me, the blessings of keeping the commandments. I have met people from broken marriages, financial ruins, violent addictions, and despair and loneliness who have found comfort and peace in their lives through the gospel. I have been astounded as a feeling of peace and joy has crept in slowly to a life of so many hardships and trials. I am convinced that the Book of Mormon is true because I have felt an increased happiness and peace as I have read it. The more I read the Book of Mormon the more I understand the principles of the gospel (laid out in both the Bible and Book of Mormon) more clearly. The more I study the scriptures, the more my life makes sense.

How I live my faith

I strive to keep the commandments every day of my life and encourage those to around me to do so as well. I am certainly imperfect in my efforts, but life is a journey and I hope to improve and progress through life's experiences. I also have tried to make my home a haven of peace from the world. When I come home from work I like to walk into a home where I know that my husband and I can feel safe, as well as feel the spirit of the Lord resting in our home. I try to do this by incorporating wholesome influences such as artwork, music, and books. However, I think one of my favorite opportunities to live my faith may be within the church. In the church we have the opportunity to participate in "visiting teaching". In each ward (congregation) we are assigned to visit two other women from the ward, at least once a month. This is such a wonderful opportunity for me to look after those around me and form special friendships that I might not find otherwise. I try to be supportive and kind to those that I visit. After all, don't we all need a little extra help from our friends? I have learned so much from the women I visit and I find that often we are both strengthened and edified from our visits and friendships.

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

Mormon women strive to follow Christ's example. That is, Mormon women strive to serve those around them (both those of the Mormon faith and those not of the Mormon faith). Mormon women also strive to increase their own personal righteousness as they study the scriptures, pray daily, and attend church meetings. We also know that women play a critical role in the home and in raising their children. Women in general are given the privilege of bearing and raising children. Women have special capacities and talents which help them to influence and form children's character. At an earlier time in my life I was very resentful of the different roles that men and women play in the home. The structure of the family seemed so stereotypical and rigid. However, now as I am beginning my own family, I can see that, although my husband and I have different roles, we are equal. Have you ever noticed that men and women are different? Men and women are very different from one another. The structure of the family is not meant to polarize the role of men and women. Rather the structure of the family is intended to capitalize on the differences between men and women. As we work with our spouses, we should eventually achieve a harmony which is natural and beneficial to all members of the family. Show more Show less