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Hi I'm Chelsea

I am a college student. I am the third oldest of seven children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the daughter of a doctor and an artist that are about as opposite as two people can be, but they fell in love, had seven children, and have been married for twenty one years. I am currently a college student with a very undecided major, I love too many things to choose one. My hobbies include writing, photography, art, fencing, dancing, singing, playing the ukulele and film-making. My ten year old little brother finished chemotherapy last October for an agressive form of kidney-cancer and my family is so excited that his hair is back and that he just had another birthday. We have a russian tortoise that thinks if she tries hard enough she can escape her cage and two canaries that my mom likes to let fly loose around the house.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Latter-Day Saint (mormon) but there is such much more to my being a member than that. I'm not just following after my parents, allow they are a great example, I truly love and believe in the church and the gospel. I love the peace it brings me in a world of chaos and fear, I love the stability it gives me through all of the changes and challenges in my life, I love the knowledge it gives me of who I am and why I'm here and that life isn't meaningless or random. Living the gospel makes me happy. I see God's hand in my life everyday, He has strengthened me through so much heartache and fear of the future. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and his guidance has blessed me so much. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and I'm so thankful for all of his sacrifice and perserviance through adversity. I know that Jesus Christ is my Saviour, my friend, my perfect example and the only begotten Son of God.

How I live my faith

I don't currently hold a calling in my ward but in the past I have been in the presidencies of various youth groups in my stake and my ward. I'm in between student wards right now (we have wards just for university students at my school) and there aren't enough callings to go around.

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

As a mormon women I feel quite qualified to answer this. Mormon women believe in the importance of motherhood and that as women this is our divine role. We believe in being homemakers and that if possible our place is in the home. But we are also encouraged to get as much education as possible, to be involved in our communties. We have different roles than men in the home and the church but not lesser roles. We are equal to our husbands, we are their partners. We are supposed to respect each other and work together and make decisions together. Any man in the church that dominates or supresses his wife is going against the teachings of the church. Women are as important to the church as men. We hold leadership positions in our own organizations and we are taught and understand the gospel as well as the men. Women are respected and valued in the church. We belive that women are God's final and crowning creation. We believe in different roles for men and women but both are equally important. Show more Show less