I’m a high school student. An artist. A runner and yoga addict. A math geek. A vegan. An activist. A future doctor. Most importantly, I’m a Mormon and I believe women should be ordained.
I grew up in Provo, Utah. I’ve been a Mormon all my life, as has my mother, and Mormonism is in my blood. I’ve been raised with the knowledge that I am a daughter of God, “Who loves us, as we love Him.”
Why I’m a Mormon:
I’m a Mormon because it’s my happy place, my family, and my faith. It’s where I have found a truth that is “virtuous, lovely, of good report and praiseworthy.” No matter how hard things are or what I feel like I’m going through, I know that my Heavenly Father is watching out for me, is there for me to answer my prayers and to “comfort me when faint.”
Why I Think Mormon Women Should have the Priesthood:
I believe in Women’s Ordination because the Heavenly Father I believe in doesn’t care whether I go to Young Men or Young Women activities on Wednesday nights. As I turned twelve I saw my best friends don white shirts and ties to perform sacred ordinances each week while I sat in the back pew and watched, and I can’t believe that that’s all God wants for His daughters. I know that ordaining women could do tremendous good in the church. Not only would it increase the number of people able to act in God’s name on this Earth, but it would also show other twelve-year-old girls that they’re a beloved Daughter of God, who needs them to advance His work. I believe in the power of the this church, the power of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, the power of the Priesthood, and the potential power for good that Ordained Women would have.