The News

I remember when I first got the news that my dad got a job transfer. The family was to move from Utah to a whole new world. We were to move to the Great Lakes region. I was floored. I was so overcome with emotions that I was totally beside myself. "How could he do this to me?", I thought. I was in the middle of my high school prime. I didn't have a boyfriend, but that didn't matter much. I was enjoying my junior year in high school. I was in dance class and drama, and I was in the choir. I had a few friends, and I was gaining social acceptance with my peers.
Church activities were great. I was the acting president of my Laurel class. I was the Primary song leader and I had great respect in the ward. I had the church activities down to an art. I even put together the sacrament meeting pamphlets and printed them out in time for the "Aaronic Priesthood" boys to hand them out every Sunday.
I walked into my work place which was a drive-in restaurant and looked at my boss and nearly fell apart at the seams. I told him of my untimely misfortune and he looked over his glasses at me and just grinned. "You're moving to"Sin City", he blurted out. My gray haired boss proceeded to explain what usually goes on in a big city. By the time he got finished with his brief image of a large city, I was beyond paranoid. I was scared to death. I asked him to put me at the grill so I could be real busy cooking and wouldn't have to think about my troubles.
Needless to say, I moved with my whole family in the winter of 1978 from a small sleepy Mormon community to a very large city that was full of sin!

2 comments:

Interested March 14, 2007 at 1:37 PM  

You are a brave young woman. I have watched my two granddaughters dragged into the church when their mother married a mormon and converted. It is so sad to see how unhappy they are. It sounds like your experience was a good one. When did it change and how did you go about getting out?

handmaiden March 14, 2007 at 6:56 PM  

I plan on getting into the deep of things soon. I'm trying to establish how much involved I was with the church and then continue on about change and getting out.

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Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.