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Hi I'm Kaylianna Sims

I'm a Mormon, a student, a volunteer, an athlete, and an entertainer.

About Me

I am a student studying automotive engineering technology. I am in the largest 4 year automotive program in the country. I am 1 of 5 girls in my classes in the program. I have started to do dance lifts since being here and have joined the dance lift team. I have started to learn partner cheer stunts this semester. I like to challenge myself to learn new things, especially cool dance or acrobatic tricks. I am a sci-fi space nerd. I own all of star wars and two of the new star trek movies. I have read all of the Enders Universe books (something like 8 books about 1000 pages each). I have traveled all over the U.S. after graduating high school early and taking the extra year as a gap year.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a testimony of the truthfulness of this church. I see examples of the gospels truths in every day of my life. I am a member because of the peace and joy that I feel every time I go to church or pray. I am a member so that I can have access to sacred ordinances and covenants that have the proper authority of God. I am a member because of the comfort in my daily life from having the Holy Ghost. I am a member so that I can be with my family for eternity. I am a member so that I can return to live with God in the highest kingdom of heaven. I am a member because I love the gospel and how much better my life is when I accept and follow its teachings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to those around me. I may not be perfect, but I strive to be the best disciple I can be. I always look for ways to serve the people around me. I currently volunteer at a food shelter once a month and look for small ways to serve others daily. I have been called as a councilor in our church's adult women's program. As a second councilor I planned activities for the women over 18 to get to know each other and help serve each other. I have been called to assist the missionaries working in our district before and have help to teach others about the gospel. The main way I live my faith is by following the commandments God has given and gives today through prophets. I live my faith by listening to the promptings the Holy Spirit gives me and by being an instrument for God to serve His children here on Earth.

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?

Kaylianna Sims
Women in the church do not have the priesthood because we have different, but equal, duties. The women of the church are in no way less powerful because of this, and we are certainly not subservient. the Women of the church have their own organization with a general presidency for the entire church, all the way down to councils in the smallest units of the church. This organizations and committees that make decisions one how to best bring the women of the church closer to Christ, how to serve encourage women in our churches and communities, and how to help struggling members in the church. The women of the church are known for getting stuff done. It is often mentioned how in depth and spiritually uplifting the lessons are that are taught by the women. Many local church activities are planned and put together by the women of the church. Some questions you can ask the missionaries about women and the priesthood are: What if there are no men available to perform priesthood ordinances? What are some of the responsibilities women have instead of the priesthood? Are there different levels of the priesthood? Can prayer be as powerful as a priesthood blessing? How do men receive the authority to perform priesthood ordinances? Why do you need the authority? Why is this churches authority the only true authority? In what ways do women access parts of the authority to act in Gods name (callings, missionaries, etc.)? What is a calling and how does it relate to the priesthood? Show more Show less