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Victoria Pinany is a forty-six year old widow, whose husband passed away a month after he was baptized a member of the LDS Church. She was raised in an irreligious home, baptized into the FJKM Church, and educated at Catholic schools. She turned to a Kung Fu master to help her alcoholic brother. She does not practice witchcraft, though her in-laws did. As a member of the LDS Church, she is devoted to temple work as it means her family can be sealed together. She discusses her marriage, widowhood, single parenting, self reliance, and trusting God has a plan for her. She admires Lehi’s dream and Nephi’s obedience. She has been a Relief Society President and a self-reliance teacher, though she hopes to become more self-reliant herself in the future.
Mormon women Mormonism Women Theology Witchcraft Abuse Africa Africa, East African American Mormons Alcoholism Baptism Baptism and church membership Children Communities Contemplation Conversion Death Decision making Education Equality Faith Families Family violence Feminism - Religious aspects - Mormon Church Gender, sexuality and culture Global Language and languages Leadership Lehi (Book of Mormon figure) Madagascar Malagasy language Marriage Misogyny Missionary Mormon Church--Presidents Mormon converts Mormon missionaries Mormon temples Mormons--United States Moving, Household Parenting Patriarchy Poverty Race Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Salvation Service, Faith
Antananarivo (Antananarivo, Madagascar)
Born Digital. Claremont Global Mormon Oral History Collection, Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library