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Hi I'm Molly

I grew up in Baltimore, MD, USA. I am a student and married to a Muslim. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a student at a community college in Baltimore, MD. I am back in school after ten years of working full time. My major is secondary education mathematics. I am married to Muslim man from Egypt, who recently became a US citizen. I love to read, watch movies and spend time with friends and family. I have two dogs and three cats. I love to camp, hike and travel as much as I can afford. 

Why I am a Mormon

 My parents are converts to the church, but things aren't as simple as that may seem. My parents split up when I was 11 and I had some rocky times as a teenager until I was 15 and I developed a strong testimony of the church, while studying the Doctrine and Covenants in seminary. Learning about the restoration of God's church on the earth made me realize the truth of what I had been taught since I was a child. Things are still not that easy. When I was 19 I fell away from the church because I thought as I watched all my non member friends having fun, that I was missing out on so many good things in life. Not long after I stopped going to church I realized what a horrible mistake I had made, but I was too ashamed to go back to church. I continued for nine years without following the doctrine of the church...and then someone...a stranger, but a member of the church... gave me the strength and determination to return to church. I realized that my nonmember friends were looking for something, but I already had that something, the church. My first day returning to church was Mother's Day 2008 and I have never been so happy to once again be living what I know is right and true.

How I live my faith

I'll start with the first day of the week, my favorite, Sunday. Sunday mornings are the best, I wake up knowing that I will have wonderful day. There is a member and her son that live near me without a car so I am blessed to give them a ride to church. At church I am a Sunday School teacher to the children turning 9 this year and I am blessed to have the opportunity to learn the lesson I am going to teach them each week, it increases my own knowledge and I love it because I love to teach. At least one time a month another sister in the church and I go out a visit three sisters in our church that we are blessed to be charged with looking after. I am not perfect, I get upset, I get frustrated, but each day I reflect through prayer and each day I hope I becoming better. I work as a Tutor at the school I go to and I had one of the students ask me if I was mormon. I was slightly taken a back, and asked her how did she know...her reply was that I was just so nice. I attempt to do service even in the smallest ways, simply being kind to each person I meet, that is how I live my faith each and every day.

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?

Molly
Women can give life, the men needed to be able to give something as well, so they were given the priesthood. Our church is well organized....by God, so He has the knowledge to distribute responsibility appropriately. Women are given authority to do many things in the church and they are organized and have varying roles within the church itself. Husbands and wives are to be helpmeets to one another and work together and support each other. Show more Show less