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Hi I'm Carolyn

I grew up in Las Vega,s Nevada. I'm a mom of five great kids. I love to draw and paint. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Las Vegas, NV and spent most of my childhood living there and in the surrounding area, specifically in Longandale, NV. I also lived a part of my growing up years in Oregon, so I guess you could say I lived in the best of both worlds-the desert and the rain forest! I majored in Fine Art in college and recieved my Associates Degree. Afterwards I served a mission for the Mormon church in Colorado Springs and in the Porto, Portugal mission. Later I married my best friend, Greg, and together we are raising five wonderful kids! In my "free" time I enjoy spending time with my family and drawing and or painting.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born to Mormon parents, I had to know for myself that it was true. I felt that it was right and the more I studied the scriptures and lived the commandments, the stronger my beliefs became. I had faith that it was true, I prayed to know for myself if it was true and I knew in my heart that it was true by living by its teachings. I was fortunate to gain this testimony for myself at a fairly young age that has helped me overcome many difficult challenges in my life. I don't have a perfect knowlege in all things and I'm definitely not a religious expert, however it is by faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ that have helped me stay on the right path that leads to eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

Everyday I try to live my life as if the Savior were by my side. I mess up sometimes and let my emotions get carried away, that is why I am grateful for repentence (and forgiveness)! In my church, I am a councelor to the president of our women's organization, called the Relief Society. This Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world and our motto is: "Charity Never Faileth". We care for those in our homes, communities and all over the world by providing spiritual and temperal relief. I also visit several women in our congregation every month to deliver a spiritual message and to see if there is any need or concern that they have. I am called a visiting teacher, but most importantly I am their friend.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Carolyn
Many people feel that they should not judge others about their sexual orientation, I've heard it said that "it is not right for me to tell others who they can and can not love and don't they have a right to be happy and love who they want and not be criticized or prevented from having the same priveleges such as marriage?" This is a very good question and one that is asked a lot. Yes, we should not and do not judge others based on their sexual orientation! We should also not judge others who engage in any violation of chasity and morality. Like any person who has a commited any type of sin, the Savior loves them and wants them to be happy. It is through keeping the laws of God that we can recieve the greatest joy. Families are ordanined of God and He has sanctioned a plan where children are to be born to mother and a father who are married. Marriage that is not between a man and a woman is contrary to the happiness of man and the plan of salvation. Show more Show less