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Hi I'm Carly Horne

I was born and bred in Utah. I love Math, Music, and English. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a sophomore in college, getting ready to apply to an accounting program. I love to read, write, play violin, listen to music, and act insane. I've never lived out of the state of Utah, and I have never been off of the main land of the United States. One of my life goals is to travel out of country and see more of the world, in order to better understand my place in it. I like learning about other cultures and am currently in a class about world music cultures. I enjoy going to school and expanding my knowledge.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the hope it gives me. There are so many aspects of the gospel that have helped strengthen and uplift me. One of those is knowing that we can be forgiven of our sins if we are truly repentant. This means that repentance is not simply a gift; you need to work hard to show that you regret your actions and have resolved not to transgress again. There have been times when I have felt like I have messed up so badly, there is no way that I can be forgiven. But then I pray, and I can feel with certainty that the Lord knows exactly how I feel, and He will help me to become whole again. There is no greater feeling than knowing that you have been forgiven of your sins and that you can stand worthily in the presence of God.

How I live my faith

I try every day to find someone to serve. It doesn't need to be large, and other people don't have to notice it. I just want to make sure that their day is just a little bit brighter. I don't have a grandiose calling in my church; I am a ward missionary, so I go around and invite others to activities, such as a luncheon.

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?

Carly Horne
Women don't have the priesthood because they don't need it. Through their natural gifts they are given, such as sympathy, apathy, caring, and the traits that are given naturally to them, they already possess much of the nurturing blessings men receive in the priesthood. Apostles have stated that women are naturally closer to God, and can feel his guiding influence more easily than men. So men are given the priesthood and leadership callings because that is what will help them most progress. Women can help their husbands in their callings, and thus progress alongside them. This doctrine is not one of sexism. Men and women are simply given different talents, and so are put in positions where they can best use and develop those talents. I have never felt that any man who holds a calling in the church feels like this makes him feel superior to anyone else. On the contrary, most of the time they profess to be even more aware of how far they need to progress, and how grateful they are to have that experience. I wouldn't want to take that away from anyone. Show more Show less