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Hi I'm Mandy Darrington

I'm an artist. I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm majoring in Studio Arts and minoring in Creative Writing. I love sports, the outdoors, art, movies, reading books, and am always working on a project of one sort or another. I've been called to serve in the Argentina Bahía Blanca mission leaving August 26th and couldn't be more excited and humbled to serve the Lord and His children in Argentina!

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ because it makes me happy. This lifestyle, and those around me who live it, has made me happier than I ever was while living a different lifestyle. I'm at peace with who I am, why I'm here, and where I'm going. The gospel gives me an eternal perspective which gives me peace while making big decisions and when struggles arise in my life. I've never been as happy as I am living the gospel of Jesus Christ. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend Brigham Young University-Provo, and am extremely grateful to be surrounded by such amazing students who are so strong in their faith. The atmosphere at BYU has helped me gain the confidence I needed to be able to live my faith proudly and serve the Lord.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mandy Darrington
As a Mormon, or LDS, woman (if you count 19 years old as a woman!) I wholeheartedly support the leaders of the church, both men and women. Women and men are regarded as equals both in the church and in the home, and act as equal partners in any relationship and in raising families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the care and nurture for their families, while fathers are responsible for watching over and providing for the family. Women are encouraged to gain an education, which the church has prioritised for all members when possible. We are also encouraged and expected to be able to work and provide for ourselves and our families when needed. In the official statement of the church on this subject, it is said that "In the sight of God, and in the marriage relationship, men and women are equally important." I know and live these truths everyday, and am proud to say that I firmly stand behind the church in this area. Show more Show less