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Hi I'm Sabrina

I'm a single mom, aspiring writer/author, pooper scooper, professional toddler entertainer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mother to one amazing, fascinating, active little boy who always keeps me on my toes. I work to provide for the two of us at a privately owned company run by my bishop. I love to jog and have a goal of getting a half marathon under my belt sometime soon and then maybe someday finishing a full marathon. I read, read, read. Books are my best friends! Growing up an Army Brat, books were the only things that I could keep with me no matter where my father was stationed. I love to play piano, volleyball, and video games. I have a dog named Jumanji and she's a chiweenie....meaning a mix between a chihuahua and daschund. I am an amateur writer. Mostly short stories right now. I have two dreams: write a book and run an orphanage.

Why I am a Mormon

I got baptized when I was 10 years old and stayed active for most of my childhood. Then I became an adult and thought I knew a better way of life. After losing a loved one in the family, dealing with 5 consecutive miscarriages, and finding myself going through a nasty divorce, I found myself yearning for the peace I felt when I was younger; the joy I had, growing up in my parent's home, living the gospel. And I wanted that again especially for my son. I have recently started going back to church regularly, and how sweet the word of God and how merciful He truly is. And I have learned and gained my own testimony of Jesus Christ and His Atonement for our sins. But it isn't just that. He didn't only die for our sins; He suffered how we suffer. He even suffered our depressions, our worries, our anxieties, our broken hearts/desires/dreams. He is the only one who can truly understand our troubles. I love my Savior. And I take all my worries and all my joys to Him.

How I live my faith

I have a calling in the youth program in the church and work with the young women, ages 12-18. We have a lot of fun, inspiring activities, and where I think I'm teaching the girls, I find I am actually taking away more than I thought I would. We try to teach the girls values like faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity, and virtue. It helps them and myself to live righteously and gain a knowledge of our Heavenly Father's love and plan for us. Through the activities we plan, I've been able to find ways to volunteer at local orphanages and shelters.

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?

Sabrina
I believe that our Heavenly Father is all-knowing and very organized. And He has organized His church as He sees fit. The Priesthood, as I understand it, is the power of God given to men (as a privilege) to bless and serve others. With this power male members learn how to love and serve. And this is how Heavenly Father sees best to teach his sons so that through their Priesthood experiences and responsibilities, they are able to best understand Heavenly Father's love for them. It is not a thing of dominance, control, or physical powers....it's more Spiritually based. And women know the power of God through their responsibility to bear and nurture God's children. God has given women the power and the miracle of bringing Spirit children down to earth to experience the mortal life. As women nurture and serve their families, they come to know the love their Father has for them as well. So both men and women in the church have access to God's power but through different capacities based on our divine natures. But both men and women serve in presidencies throughout the church and all work and serve equally through the wisdom of Heavenly Father. Show more Show less