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Hi I'm Deena

I am from Tennessee. I am a wife. I am a swimmer. I am a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated with a degree in education. I love young people. I feel that every child should have a chance to make something of themselves no matter what circumstances they may come from. Therefore, I love teaching. I am a new wife. My husband is one of the biggest blessings in my life. I love strengthening our relationship and getting to know him better each day. Because we will have to move around with his profession I am not working as a teacher. Although I enjoy teaching, I love my husband even more. Therefore, I am doing the next best thing... substitute teaching! I enjoy scrapbooking and anything crafty. I enjoy making memories with my husband through traveling. I do not like the cold... but I do love this 100+ degree heat we live in! Family and extended family is very important to me. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in southern Texas. There I learned Spanish and grew to adore the hispanic culture.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, in every young person's life there comes a time when they want independence. They want to know things for themself. I gradually learned of the truthfulness of Christ's gospel and this church as I grew up. I cannot remember one time that I just had an "aha" moment. Today I can say without a doubt that I know Jesus Christ is my Savior, the Book of Mormon and the Bible are His word, and His same church is on the earth again. I can say this because I consistently did the following: -STUDIED the Book of Mormon daily and used the Bible along side it. -PRAYED to know if what I learning was true -ATTENDED CHURCH MEETINGS to better understand the scriptures -ASKED QUESTIONS to better understand things I did not fully understand

How I live my faith

In the church I have been asked to be a missionary for the area in which we live. With my husband we serve people in our area and focus on helping them strengthen their own faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel. We love doing this because we have seen the blessings of Christ's gospel in our own life, and we want other to have those, too. I have also been asked to visit two specific women in our area. With another lady in the area, we visit these women and share faith-building messages. We help them with whatever they may need (example: tending their children occasionally, meals when they are ill, etc.). In short we are asked to support them in their faith and needs.

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

Overall Mormon women are just like most other women. We care about education, families, enjoying life, and being accomplished. We also value our Savior and know that following His gospel will bring us happiness. Mormons DO believe in the equality of men and women. We recognize that men and women have different qualities. Just like individual people have different talents that are necessary in the world, women have abilities and talents that are just as important as a man's abilities. Show more Show less