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Hi I'm Lucy

I grew up moving, I married a soldier, I moved even more. I have four kids. I'm the PTO President and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Hoosier state, loved basketball, and now I'm a huge Colts fan. I spend my free time running, creating, and hitting the local second hand shops. I graduated from college with an education degree. I'm married to an Army Veteran, he has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, and Pakistan, and so I spent a lot of time as a single mom, not some of the best times. I have 3 kids in school, 1 at home, and serve as the Parent Teacher Organization *(PTO) President. I'm a social girl that loves to host parties like bonfires, and birthday bash's, and especially love the smell of something baking.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were taught the gospel by young missionaries while living in Texas. They joined when I was four. They remained active until I was 12 years old. From then on, they supported me attending, but the decision was my own. As a youth it was more about the social aspects than about the gospel. When I left for college, I was on my own. No one knew me, and no one forced me to get up and go. I didn't even have a car. I had no pressure to go. But, I went. I studied the Book of Mormon. I prayed. I soon learned that living the gospel brought me peace, happiness, and comfort. It made sense. Although I grew up mostly in the church, it was a decision I made on my own. As time has passed, my testimony has grown. Most recently, I've been learning about the Savior's role as my Savior. I know he lives, I know he's aware of me, even at times when I forget about Him. He's genuine, He doesn't judge, and I know He loves me. He lived an incredible life of service, compassion, patience, and humility. He loved unconditionally, and labored for His people. He is my brother, His Father, is my Father. I know all that He desires is for us to return to Him. He paid for our sins, all of them, even the ones we haven't committed yet. And still He holds His arms open to us, and wants us to be succored by Him. I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have good friends of all faiths, they ask me questions, I answer them. Life in the Gospel, is good. I have found that when I live by the Savior's teachings, my life is better. It's really that simple for me. There are times when I act more human, than Christ-like, but once I make that needed course correction, I feel joy, peace, and happiness again.

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?

Lucy
The church hasn't made the decision that women don't hold the Priesthood. God made that decision. He saw fit that men are given the Priesthood, and women are given other divine responsibilities. For example, the women have children, probably one of the most God-like attributes women have, we are literal mini creators, participating in the divine creation process. Women serve in many leadership roles, carrying much responsibility, and given great opportunities to learn leadership skills. Serving as a leader of the children, I learned valuable skills that have helped in my current responsibility as a PTO President. Show more Show less