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Hi I'm Kara

I live in Australia. I'm a Wife, a Mother and Health Informatician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for nearly ten years, and am a mother of one beautiful little boy. I have worked in the health industry for all of my working life, but love my most important career of being a Mother. I am interested in the effects of the environment around us on our health and the health of our children, and so I guess you could say one of my hobbies is to try out different 'green living' ideas. We live in suburban Australia, where I have lived my whole life, and love the warm and sunny weather we have here. If I get any spare time from being Mum, running the house, my church duties and work I love to catch up with friends and family, go to markets, do yoga, crafts, blogging, and just getting out outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew us a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and my knowledge and belief of it's teachings has come bit by bit as I have grown. I have no doubt that this is the true church upon the earth, and have felt that confirmed over and over throughout my life. I have only ever found happiness and peace when I have lived my life and made decisions according to the principles I am taught at church each week and have found in the scriptures. I feel so blessed to understand and know that families can be together even after we die. My Mother died from Mesothelioma (a lung cancer caused by asbestos) earlier this year and my greatest comfort has been the knowledge that because Jesus Chirst died for us she lives; and becuase we have been sealed in the temple I will see her again.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon means living your faith everyday. I try to give service to those around me and show respect and kindness to everyone no matter their beliefs or background. At church on Sundays I help to run the Primary (children aged 18 months - 12 years old). This involves teaching lessons, assisting other teachers and meeting regularly to ensure we are meeting the needs of the children. I am also a Visiting Teacher, this is a program where I am paired up with another woman from church and we are assigned to visit two other women in their homes once a month. Visiting teaching is a great way to ensure that all the women in out congregation are getting the support and assistance they may need; whether this be spiritual or physical.

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?

Kara
Women don't hold the priesthood in the church, as this is a teaching that has come from Jesus Christ. However, women have such a significant role to play in the church that personally I have never felt that this is an issue I am concerned with or even think about. My husband and I are equal partners in our family, and the church has such respect and reverence for women and their role in the world. Women in the church also belong to what is called the 'Relief Society' it is one of the largest women's organisation in the world, and fills me with such a desire to serve and do good that when we meet together wherever I am in the world I feel so proud to be apart of it. Show more Show less