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Hi I'm Sativa

I am a college student pursuing a degree in English Education. I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the sixth daughter of seven girls. My interests all throughout my life have been reading, drawing, outdoor activities, and singing. Growing up, the seven of us were very close; we were each others best friends and entertainment. Our mother taught us all how to sing; our father taught us the importance of hard work. It has been a dream of mine since I was in the fifth grade to be an English teacher; I am one semester away from realizing that dream. I want to share my passion for the English language to others, as well as teach students the importance of all subjects and education in general. I love to read. I read most genra's of literature. I have been married now for four and a half years to my eternal companion. We have an eighteen month son who is the center of our attention.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, baptized at eight, and went to church every Sunday. My testemony during my childhood was based primarily on my parents and five older sisters. At that age, I felt like that was how it was always going to be. When I was twelve years old, one of my older sisters fell away from the church. She was eighteen. I still vividly remember the Sunday she came home from the instatute wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I was so confused as to why she was not in a dress. That day she anounced she was leaving the church; she didn't believe in it anymore, she thought the prophet was false, and she wanted nothing to do with it anymore. I remember feeling devistated; she was one of the sisters who had always been an example and whose testimony I had built my own on. It shook me. In the few years after that I began to study my scriptures more indepth. I felt that I had had a foundation block of my testemony removed and I realized it was time for me to find out what I believed and why. I read the Bible and The Book of Mormon religiously, took semenary, talked to my teachers, and just tried to find out what I believed. I also talked to some of my nonmember firends. I love talking religion with others; I love to share with them what I believe and hear what they believe. Hearing their stories often makes me think more deeply into my own religion, making me ask questions and search the scriptures to find the answers. I did all I could to learn more. I now know what I believe and why. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church and that President Monson is a true and living prophet today. I know Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from the Gold Plates. I know this because I prayed, and asked, and searched to be able to understand it.

How I live my faith

I am still 100% active in the church. My husband and I were married in the Temple for time and all eternity. I have had a few different callings, mostly in Primary (class for the children, ages 3-12), but I am right now the chorister for the womens class called "Relief Society". I also visit teach three other ladies in my ward at least once a month, but I am also always there for them if they need any help in their home, or just a friend to talk to.

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

Sativa
Yes, Mormons do believe in the equality of men and women. In the bible it says "neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in th Lord" (1Cor. 11:11). Both genders are God's creations and there is no lesser of the two. Though there are different responsibilities for a man and women in both the church (men have the priesthood, women don't), and in the family (men are to watch over and frovide for the family, women are to nurture the children), we believe that it takes both men and women to both run the church and care for the family. Husband and wife are to work together in the raising of the children and ones authority should not over rule the others when it comes to decisions in the family. As a woman in the church, I have always felt equal to the men regardless of not being able to "hold the priesthood." I feel empowered with my own divine calling, and I know that I can support the men in their callings just as they can support me in mine. As a wife, I work with my husband when it comes to decisions about our home and the raising of our son. If we have a disagreement, we work together in order to find a solution that we both are happy with. We are equal and there is no ruling over each other. Show more Show less