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私の名前は俊子と言います。今、アメリカのユタ州に住んでいます。

私は16歳の時、日本でバプテスマを受けモルモン教会の会員になりました。 18歳の時、モルモン教会の地であるユタ州に来て、それ以来今日に至までここに住んでいます。

この教会は、“家族”を重んじており、その大切さを教えています。男性は、“神権”という特別な力を授かり、家族、又は教会の組織を運営しています。それは素晴らしいことですが、女性はその“神権者”の決める事柄に従い、自分の力を発揮することができません。そのため、女性は“本来の自分の力”を出す機会に恵まれず、多くの犠牲を払っています。

女性も一人の人間として、また、神の子として、男性と同じ“神権”,すなわち “力”そして“権利”を授かるべきです。それは、モルモン教会の今後の発展に置いても、とても大切で必要なことになると信じています。

English Translation:

My name is Toshiko. I currently live in Utah (United States).

When I was sixteen, I was baptized in Japan, and became a member of the Mormon Church. When I was eighteen, I moved to Utah, which is the land of Mormonism, where I have lived ever since.

Our church emphasizes “family,” and teaches that families are important. Men are given the priesthood, which is the special power of God, and use it to manage both their families and the church. This is a wonderful thing, but women are required to follow the decisions of priesthood holders, without being able to demonstrating their own abilities. For this reason, women are not given the opportunity to demonstrate their own unique capabilities, but they are required to make large sacrifices.

Because women are human beings and the children of God, just like men, they should be given the priesthood, which is the power and authority of God. I believe that ordaining women is very important and necessary for the future growth of the Church.