Hi I'm Carrie
I like to try new things and am always looking for adventure. I enjoy scuba diving, rock climbing, cycling, running, swimming, reading, relaxing, and being with my family. I work full time as a Physical Therapist and enjoy the opportunity to help others get a new lease on life and get moving again. I work primarily with neurologically involved patients. I am the "favorite" aunt to lots of beautiful nieces and nephews.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up in an LDS Mormon family and attended church every week as a child and youth. I was baptized by my dad when I was 8 years old. I guess you could say I was born and raised a Mormon and so that is why I am a Mormon, but it is so much more than that. I am a Mormon because I have felt the spirit in my own life, I have read the Book of Mormon and asked Heavenly Father about the truthfulness of the gospel. I was a missionary and had the opportunity to share my testimony of the gospel with others. I know that God loves me, I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and I know that by living the teachings of Jesus Christ and following HIs example I will be happy, because I am happy in my life. I received my own confirmation and had my own conversion to the church through prayer and scripture study, so that is why I am a Mormon.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is a constant part of my life whether is it my morning and evening prayers, prayers over meals, or just a prayer in my heart during the day. I know that my Heavenly Father is aware of me and that He knows me personally and I feel that love as I seek Him out in prayer on a daily basis. Growing up my Dad would always ask me if I said my prayers this morning and it was always a great example to me of the importance of prayer. I admit at times I needed that reminder, but when we make prayer an integral part of our lives, it is nearly impossible to skip it. As I went on a mission and left home I still got the occasional question from my Dad about whether or not I had prayed, but the nice thing is that it was no longer a reminder, it was already a part of my life and I am grateful for that and have been blessed countless times through prayers of faith.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying every day to live the teachings of Jesus Christ to be an example to others, to love and serve others, and to study the teachings of Jesus Christ found in the scriptures. I also live my faith by serving with the Young Women ages 12-18 at church. I attend mid week activities with them, dances, church meetings and get the opportunity to teach them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and bring them closer to him. I also have the privilege of visiting other women in the ward each month and sharing experiences with them that helps build friendships and strengthens my faith.