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Hi I'm Miriam

I grew up in the United States. I am a Registered Nurse. I am currently raising my four children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am interested in reading, hiking, biking, dancing, and spending time with my family.I am married to my best friend and companion. We are the parents of four children who bring us both great joy and also great stress at times. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. I have worked in Rehabilitation, NICU, Med/Surg, and Community Health. I have a love of helping other people. I served a mission for my church in Frankfurt Germany.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a very strong Mormon family. My parent's were both Mormon as were their parents before them. One of my family lines goes back to the first years of the church. As a teenager, I began to question a lot of things. I really wanted to know the truth and have answers for myself. I counseled with my church leaders, and they would always tell us to pray and ask God. It seemed so simple, and yet, I didn't know if I could try get the answers for myself. When I was 14 or 15, I started searching the scriptures as much as I could. I attended a early morning seminary (scripture study) class. We were encouraged to read the scriptures on a daily basis, and I read through the Bible and the Book of Mormon for the first time for myself. When I came to the end of the Book of Mormon, there was a promise made to all people. The promise said that if we asked God, we could get an answer to what is true. So, I did just that. With faith, I knelt down and I prayed to my Heavenly Father and I asked him to let me know for myself if what I had been taught all of my life was true. I had such a feeling of peace come over me, and I knew at that moment that it was true. I still didn't understand everything, but I knew that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true and that he was my Savior. I knew that God loved me and that he answered my prayers. A few years later at the age of 18, I was in an accident at work. My hand slipped into hot water and it gave me 2nd to 3rd degree burns. I was told that I would have to postpone going to college and that I might never have full use of the hand again. Once again, I turned to prayer and scripture study. I pleaded with God to heal me and to allow me to go to College as planned. Within 2 weeks, my hand was healed. The skin was sensitive and had to be covered, but I was able to go to school as planned. I was reminded then that God loved me. I have continued on this path, and I am reminded time and time again of why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day by treating others with respect and love. I believe that everyone is a child of God and that they should be treated as such. I am an example to those around me in all that I do. I visit women from my church to find out how they are doing, and I enjoy making meals for those who are sick or stressed. I have been asked in my congregation to assist others in preparing themselves in case there is a natural disaster or the loss of a job. I help them learn ways of saving food, money, living within their means etc. I also volunteer often with the children. I have been asked many times to teach various children's classes.

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?

The priesthood was given to men by the Lord. Women are greatly blessed by this power. Even though women do not hold the priesthood, they are still highly respected in the church. Women lead in the Relief Society organization set up to assist the women of the church, they lead in the Primary Organization which is over the children of the church, and they are leaders in the Young Women's Organization. Women can also be called to many other callings (i.e. teachers, missionaries, temple patrons etc.) Show more Show less