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Hi I'm Audra

I'm a Mother to 5 children, a piano teacher & I love chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I feel close to God when I am surrounded by good music. In our home you can consistently hear Music. Whether it is piano, guitar, the radio, violin or singing on a daily basis. I grew up as the oldest of 7 children in my family. I am now a Mother of 5 wonderful children. Having many children in a home is a lot of work, but to me is a piece of Heaven on Earth! My husband & I have been married over 13 years & because of his job, we have moved many times. We have come to realize that "HOME" is who you are with; not where you are at. Each day I am reminded that I am far from perfect, but I know that it's okay. I realize that life is a journey & I must try each day just a little bit harder to be a little bit better.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14, I studied the life of Jesus Christ as I read accounts in the Old & New Testament as well as The Book of Mormon. As I truly desired to come to know Him, my testimony grew by leaps and bounds. I KNEW that He was my older brother, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Friend. I felt His presence in my life. I longed to be more like Him. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for every single person who has ever lived on the Earth. It is meant to be a tool for us in learning how to live our lives & in getting back to the presence of our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday during our church meetings. I play piano for the primary aged children. I accompany them as they learn songs about the Gospel and their Savior, which are hoped to give them a strong foundation of their testimony as they learn through song. In the past I have also taught & worked with the Young Women of the church, taught toddler to older aged children in classroom setting, and also was a Den leader in the Cub Scout program. Every evening my husband & I try and gather our children in our bedroom and read from the scriptures. Sometimes there is arguing & "He pulled my hair" moments, but we strive to read even just a verse and be spiritually taught.

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?

As a young girl I remember asking my Mom out of simple curiosity why Women didn't have the Priesthood. She told me an answer I have never forgotten. She immediately asked me why Men don't have babies?! As silly as it sounded, it made complete sense to me. My Mom then explained that we each have roles in life. She answered in a way that a young child would understand & yet as an adult now, remains a truth that I hold dear to my heart. I have never, ever felt any "less" important to anyone, including my Father in Heaven because I don't hold this calling of the Priesthood. Having the Priesthood does not mean you are a "better" person than the next person, but it is simply a calling that one is willing to take on. It is the power of God here on Earth & I am so glad that Heavenly Father is willing to entrust those who are worthy with it. It should be honored, respected and used when appropriate or it is simply taken away. The Priesthood is something that I am very grateful to have in my life and in my home. I am blessed to have so many family members, neighbors, and friends that are willing in the blink of an eye to stop what they are doing and give a priesthood blessing to me, my children or anyone who desires one. As Women, we have so much going on in our lives as we are continually serving. Helping others comes more naturally to us. I love how having a Priesthood calling pulls Men in the direction of service as it is required of them to serve as Christ would. Show more Show less