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Hi I'm Audrey

I'm a student. I'm a dreamer. I'm a planner, explorer, and sister. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love people and the impact, for good, we can have on one another. I am currently a student, aspiring to be a junior high technology teacher. I come from a close knit family of 4 kids. Our family motto is, "families that play together, stay together." We are busy bodies, constantly engaging things that create real memories. Ranging from Monopoly to hiking, from pudding fights to Disneyland, we value the gift we have been given in each other, and strive to cherish our time together. I am passionate about writing, reading, and being comfortable in your own shoes. And when I truly believe in something I believe in jumping in with both feet and with all of your heart.

Why I am a Mormon

My family's history in the church can be traced to the earliest saints. In my lineage are stories of bravery and faith, endurance and testimony. It's in my blood. But that's not why I'm a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I love God, and I feel Him here. I love the Bible and the witness of the Savior it provides. I also have studied extensively the Book of Mormon, and I know that this is yet another testament of the divinity of Christ. I'm a Mormon because living the gospel principles makes my family filled with more peace and harmony. We have our rough days, everyone does, but I know that this lifestyle works for us. I love Jesus Christ, and I love how He truly is the head of this church. I can see Him, feel Him, and hear Him here.

How I live my faith

Hmmm.. How I live my faith. Well, I certainly won't be the first or last one to say that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not only includes going to church meetings on Sundays, but it truly is a life-style. Each Sunday, Mormons attend at least 3 hours of church, sometimes more. Besides that, we regularly have midweek meetings, service projects, volunteer opportunities, and spend time caring for those in our congregation. When you type all of that out and read it, it sounds like a lot, but those who fully engage would agree that the blessings far outweigh any sacrifice. Faith isn't really about calendar items, and I realize that. I strive each day to study the scriptures, and to talk with God through prayer. And besides that, I just strive to live a life like Christ's. Like many others, I strive to be a friend to all, to show compassion, to lend a hand where I can, and to always be filled with love and gratitude.

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?

Audrey
The short and simple answer: I don't know. The Lord didn't put it that way. He gave men and women different responsibilities to compliment each other. Women, are however, responsible for running an organization called "Relief Society." Here is a link to a talk given by one of our church members, Sheri L. Dew, that really puts into perspective just how influential women are in this church. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUI79EdDH9E&feature=share Show more Show less