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Hi I'm Ginny

Compulsive talker, singer and reader. Budding journalist. Reformed pessimist who is enthusiastic about everything! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a college student learning about the craft of journalism. I adore politics campaigns and hope to combine that passion with journalism someday. Family is incredibly important to me. I only have one sister, but my parents are both the eldest of eight children so I have TONS of aunts, uncles and cousins. As a result, I'm close to my extended family, My family is insanely loud, crazy and musical. We love to sing all the time, especially around the piano while my grandma plays. I take great pride in my pioneer stock and curly red hair, both things I have inherited from my family.

Why I am a Mormon

During my senior year of high school, my parents got divorced. While this was happening, I was studying 2 Nephi chapter 2. It talked about how we are free to choose our attitude: captivity and death OR liberty and eternal life (verse 27). I realized that they only thing I really had power over was how I chose to feel. From that moment, I decided to choose to be happy. I know that choosing to be happy and follow the gospel of Jesus Christ, my life has been blessed. Following God's commandments because I love Him has made me happy.

How I live my faith

Every day I make the choice to be happy. I read my scriptures, pray, go to church and smile. Because men are that they might have joy! (2 Nephi 2:25)

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Ginny
No political party is endorsed by The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but members are encouraged to be civically engaged. Members are also encouraged to be educated about platforms and issues before they vote. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Ginny
Because Mormons don't have paid clergy, church members are able to cycle through and take turns giving talks on Sunday that are similar to the sermons found in other faiths. This gives church members the opportunity to become closer to God as they study for their talks and serve in other capacities. Honestly, I'm glad for the experience I've had giving talks as serving in the church, Since I've prepared talks since I was a child, I've been able to develop public speaking abilities that wouldn't have been developed any where else. Also, I've learned more about certain gospel principles from preparing talks and church lessons then if I had just listened to someone else. Show more Show less