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Hi I'm Gayle

I live in the great northwest. I am a homemaker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my early 60s now. Our kids are raised and getting on with their lives. But our family members enjoy spending time together. I love spending the holidays with family and friends. I went to college. I had a variety of jobs from housekeeping, restaurant cook, cashier, waitressing, math tutor, working in a medical lab, working for IRS, selling real estate. I love to walk, ride a bicycle, sing, read, write, do a little community volunteer work. I love classical music.

Why I am a Mormon

Two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knocked on my door one day and asked me if I would like to know more about their church. I said sure, not because I had any interest in joining, but because most of my husbands family and my neighbors were members of the LDS church and I just wanted a background of what they believed so I would understand them better. I had been raised in protestant churches and was currently attending a church, but always felt like something was missing. As these two men taught me, I found that I already believed many of the principles they taught, things that were not talked about in the other churchs I had attended. It was exciting to read the Book of Mormon which confirmed many of these beliefs. So I was baptised. My faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement continues to grow and grow. I can see God's many blessing in my life everyday. I look forward to living with my Savoir and my Heavenly Father throughout eternity

How I live my faith

I love to serve in my church. I work with the young women between the ages of 12 and 18, every Sunday, studying the scriptures and discussing ways to apply the principles we read in the scriptures in our lives, and every Wednesday evening doing service projects in the community, developing talents like cooking, sewing, sports, etc. I like to go to thier sports events or concerts they are performing in. I also enjoy going out every month to visit other women from church, in their homes - to see how they are doing, share a spiritual message, and help them with child care, home improvement projects, or just with a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. These women have become some of my closest friends. I especially like spending time with the older widows. These women have had lived full lives and have a wealth of knowledge and talents to share.

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

I joined the Mormon church at 27. I had gone to college, had worked for many years, and was married. Mormon women are like any other women. We work, play, and are free to pursue our interests. I believe the men and women in our church are treated equally. The men have their responsibilities and we have ours. Women frequently speak in our sacrament services - which is our main worship service held every Sunday. Women are given many challenging assignments in our churches. I have been the Primary president. Primary is the organization over children ages 18 months through 11 years old. It was my job to make sure we had teachers to teach the children about Jesus Christ and his atonement, etc. every Sunday, to make sure the Cub Scout program was staffed and running properly, and the girls' midweek activities were going well, etc. It was a busy job. As a Young Woman President, I made sure the female youth, ages 12 through 17, had their regular Sunday lessons and midweek activities. As a couselor in Relief Society, I assisted the Relief Society President as she insured the proper fulfilling of church programs for Sunday and other days, for women ages 18 and older. These assignments and many more have filled my life and have allowed me to use and develope my talents and abilities. I find them challenging, stimulating, and very rewarding. The men I have worked with through the years in the Mormon church have been supportive and encouraging in all my efforts. Show more Show less