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Hi I'm Gloria Pinon L.

I joined at 9. I recognized what I learned as the truth. My testimony has grown the more I study the gospel and heed the Spirit.

About Me

I was the only member of the Church in my home growing up. That did not deter me from living and loving the gospel, even if my sweet father let me be baptized because he thought I'd learn to cook and sew and I'd 'grow out of it' as an adult. ;-) Sorry, Dad, I can't sew, I'm not that great of a cook, but I've solidly grown into the gospel. I am a National Board Certified high school librarian who loves her job. I also love my wonderful family, friends, books, chocolate, and the beauties of nature. My dad was from Spain, and I long to visit there and discover if I can locate any family members. My heart longs to know because my dad was orphaned when a young boy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was young when I was baptized, yet the gospel truths rang clear and true to my heart and mind. I love the Savior and continue to find His words enlightening and strengthening. I asked so many questions in my teenage years and with every question found the truth lighten my way. Reading the scriptures is a great joy. I love studying the Bible, Book of Mormon, and modern revelation from prophets of God. I love the opportunities to serve one another in the Church. I'm grateful for the sweet and tender mercies of the Lord in my life. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the Lord's church. I feel so blessed to be a part of it. I absolutely can't imagine my life without it!

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in various callings in the Church. With each experience I come to understand the workings of the Spirit in our lives. My husband and I had the privilege of serving as part-time service missionaries in the Addiction Recovery Program. I learned so much about the atonement of Jesus Christ as I watched people with life-altering problems turn themselves over to the Lord and be restored to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I've enjoyed callings in Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society in leading and teaching. I've had the amazing opportunity to teach Seminary and Sunday School. I love to serve. It is a teeny tiny way to show my Heavenly Father how grateful I am for the life, atonement, and resurrection of His Son, my Savior, and the blessings of the Spirit.

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

Gloria Pinon L.
Mormon women are as diverse as there are kinds of chocolate and ways to cook with it. We are not cookie-cutter molded individuals, but our uniqueness adds to the strength of the Church. Some of us are single, some married, some divorced or widowed. Some have children while others never have or will. Some of us work in our homes, some add to that a professional life. We are teachers, business women, artists, lawyers, etc. We enjoy different styles of music, family activities, etc. What unites us is a great love for our Savior and the desire to incorporate charity into our hearts, our families, our lives. Married women are equal partners with our husbands. Ideally we are united in raising children in respect and righteousness. Ideally the women can stay home with her children to provide nurturing and teaching that can't quite be done by others. Some of us, however, balance jobs with mothering. Fathers are to provide and protect the family and assist in every way to raise the children. We are not perfect, but we strive to be unified with each other and with the Spirit. Show more Show less