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Hi I'm Charné Adams

I grew up in South Africa. My family and I moved to the USA 10 years ago. I am a school principal. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to bake and travel. I love being a mom to our five children. I was a teacher for almost 17 years and then received my Masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. I am now a school principal of a kindergarten through ninth grade school. Our two eldest sons have married and we now have two beautiful daughter-in-laws to add to our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe families can be together forever. My grandparents on my father's side accepted the missionaries into their home. They heard and accepted the wonderful message the missionaries offered, which allowed me the privilege of being raised in the church. I had to receive my own testimony of the things I was learning. I remember being 12 years old, sitting on the slide next to the swimming pool in my parents backyard and earnestly praying for my personal knowledge and conviction that what I was learning was true. I remember that day well! I received an overwhelming joy that filled my heart as I prayed with real intent and a heartfelt desire to know the truth. I knew the things I was being taught about faith, repentance, baptism, and families being forever, were true without a shadow of a doubt. I also know that my Heavenly Father loves me because I asked him! With a pure desire to know this important fact, I remember kneeling next to my bed as a teenager and asking. My entire body, starting at my toes and consuming my entire body, filled with pure love that is difficult to put into words. This knowledge has allowed me to move forward through life's trials, knowing that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my everyday life and try to make decisions taking into account others' point of view and perspective. I live by integrity and try to be happy each day. I have worked with the children, the youth and the adult members of our church, and in every one of these opportunities, I have become filled with happiness through service. I currently teach a monthly Sunday lesson to the women of our church, and help to organize monthly activities where the women have the opportunity to be together to share ideas and talents.

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

Charné Adams
Mormon women are equal partners in the marriage and family relationships, and assume important, yet different roles in the family. Together, the husband and wife, through mutual love and respect, offer a unity to the family, allowing children to grow up in a nurturing, righteous environment. The woman's role as mother and nurturer is just as sacred as that of the husband in his role as provider and protector, yet together they bring harmony and love to the home. Show more Show less