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Hi I'm Georgianna

I'm a stay at home mom. I love to travel the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a teenager planning out my life, I thought I would be great at business and I loved to travel. I didn't think I would ever get married or have children so it wasn't something I had put into my plans. In college I majored in International Studies and to my great surprise met a great guy and we got married! Nine months later we had our first baby girl and my career changed from college student to mom. Even though the change was difficult at the time for me since I had never been one to go through major changes very well, becoming a mother was like discovering what love is for the first time. I finished the few classes I had left but my heart was turned to my baby and taking care of her. And I had never been happier. I discovered the ups and downs of motherhood as the years went by. I learned how to be happy anywhere we lived, no matter what our circumstances were, a lesson taught to me by our second daughter, who is the most outgoing and bubbly person I've ever met. Now we have our third daughter and she has taught me that everyone is born with a personality, and that I am here to help them learn and grow and reach their potential. She was born with such strength and power in her character, it surprised me. And I'm not done learning. Over time I've learned so much more about myself and about people in general from raising these girls than I think I ever would have in the professional world. I know I made the best choice for us all.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my siblings have left the gospel, but a few of us have maintained our testimonies of the gospel. My first memory of feeling love from Jesus Christ came when I was a little girl, about age 9 or 10. I was in a small class with kids my age. My teacher was wonderful, a very pretty lady that I looked up to. She had us close our eyes and listen as she described a scene from the Book of Mormon where Christ visited people living on the American continent. He asked that all the children be brought to Him and He blessed them. As I closed my eyes and listened carefully to the story, I felt Christ's love for all children, including myself. It was a moving experience for me, even as a child. The years went by and I always believed in the church without much issue until college. Then I found it hard to find my place in the church and in the world in general and I struggled to maintain my testimony. But I started to feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost encouraging me to make some changes and I followed them. Then when I met my husband, I was trying to decide about an opportunity to move away or stay and continue dating him. I prayed and prayed and prayed for what felt like weeks about what to do and I never got an answer. Until I fasted and prayed and then I was blessed with a beautifully sweet powerful answer to my prayer, it felt like the warmest and most comforting feeling through my whole soul and body despite the cold of that day. And I knew what I should do. And so my decision to stay and continue dating him (which lead to our marriage) is also linked with my love for the gospel and the strength of my testimony. My testimony of God's love for me returned but with much more power. I have relied on that experience and remember when I am in doubt, that experience is something I can hold on to until the next time I have a powerful spiritual experience. I've had many since then and I know I will have many more. Our God in heaven loves us and I love Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in nearly every aspect of my life. I pray about all major and a lot of minor decisions. I pray about what to do with this problem or that child's issue. I follow the feelings I get in answer to my prayers. It has led me places I would never have gone. It has helped me forgive others who have annoyed me or hurt me. I also do things I would never do. I help out with Scouting in our ward. I would never have volunteered for this duty on my own, but I do it because I am needed there, and I believe there is something that I can contribute or something I can learn by my participation in that program. I try to be a good friend to the other moms in my community. Moms need other moms as a support system. I try to not just take but give what and where I can. I try to follow the example of other moms who seem to have a lot to give, and work very hard serving others. I am still learning how to give freely like others I see around me and I am trying to learn how to be more charitable and Christ-like, even though I've been a member of the church all my life (and I think I should have figured this part out by now). I am still learning how to improve myself and dedicate myself more to the Lord's work. Most importantly, I try to be a good wife and mother, and I believe that is what my role is at this time in my life. I know others are capable of more, but for me this is where I am needed and belong. And I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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

Georgianna
We love all people. I have two siblings who are gay and it can be difficult to navigate the family relationships when there are such differing opinions. But we all do our best. One of the biggest differences is I believe that our choices have eternal consequences and that in order to receive all of the blessings our Father in heaven has for us, we need to live within the boundaries He has set. My siblings don't see it the same way. But we also believe everyone is entitled to chose for themselves, so we may offer our knowledge of the gospel and they may choose to reject it, but the truth is the truth. God is constant, no matter the winds of political change. Because marriage between a man and a woman is a fundamental foundation of our gospel, this is an issue that will never change. But if a person were to chose to live a chaste life, despite being gay, this person is worthy of all the blessings and is blameless before God. He does not hold gay people to a higher standard or lower standard than anyone else. Everyone is responsible for their actions based on what they believe to be true. Show more Show less