Hi, I’m Jas.
I was raised an “Army Brat” and started moving from my birthplace of Little Rock, Arkansas, when I about seven years of age. I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1997. My neighbor Kim, an African-American woman, had just joined the Church about a month previously. She invited me to church one Sunday, I went, and was baptized about a month later. It was the first time I had felt totally accepted by anyone in my life; I had to get used to that. It was the first time I felt someone cared if I lived or died; I had to get used to that too.
I have been blessed with many talents, but I feel the greatest of them are my “powers of persuasion,” and the “gift of gab”. I believe women have always had the right to be ordained in the church, but this power has been neglected. Now we must put ourselves forward to exercise this right. I am a child of God; an African-American woman. I am a Mormon.
I believe women are to be ordained!