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Casey: Mormon.

Hi I'm Casey

About Me

I am a high school student. I was taken away from my home when i was 5, and was adopted soon after. I am 1 of 21 children, 10 step, 2 biological, and 9 adopted. It was some of the hardest moments of my life and memories are hard to forget, but i have found things to help me get through. I love to play the piano, sing, and my favorite is basketball. I was the starting freshman on varsity basketball. I am #1 freshman in state and im still going. My favorite color is purple, and i love pasta!! i have lots of varieties of friends, but mostly the jocks. I hope to go to college on an athletic scholarship, i have had many offers. afterwards, i haope to persue a carrer in basketball. My backup plan is to be a physical therapist.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in the church, my family was methodist. I never have been a riligious person. When i was adopted, i took the missionary discussions and found them very confusing. I finished them and was baptized by my adopted dad when i was 8. I didnt think much of it when i was baptized, it was kind of just the thing to do. As i went to church, i followed the testimony of my parents. Soon after, my parents got divorced and my mom remarried right after. I moved to Arizona and was still pretty strong in the church. My dad went inactive and is still to this day. My mom did not marry in the temple, so we were unable to be sealed in the temple as a family. When we moved, our family slowly began to fall apart. As the kids would turn 18, each of them began to fall from the church. This made it hard to stay strong in it. Almost 5 years ago i was molested in my own home. I began to fall away from the church. I was rebelling because of the trials i was going through, i thought God was not there. My prayers were not being answered, but in reality i wasnt looking for the answers hard enough. I started making very bad decisions, and they were drowning me deeper and deeper. My relationship with my parents was getting worse. Then i started listening and praying, and trying to find solutions to what i needed to do. I found God, and i felt more happiness when i did. I am still continuing to find him, sometimes i remeber everything i went through and its hard to think why that happened to me. But God wont put us through anything we cant handle, every trial will make us stronger.

Personal Stories

How can your talents and gifts bless others?

Your talents and gifts God has blessed you with can help many lives. Whether you think its small maybe someone else wants to learn it and thinks it is incredible. Any talent or gift you have is incredible, no matter how big or small. God has blessed it and given it to you for a purpose, you were meant to have it and its up to you to decide what to do with it. Share it to the world because maybe that one small and simple thing can make a difference. It just takes one person..to make a huge difference..

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday, and attend seminary at school. It is definately hard to have seminary because you dont get credit for it, but it will brighten your day. It has a diferent feeling to it. School can be hard sometimes, high school is not always easy and its nice to take a break for a while and learn more about our Savior. It is hard to set a good example for everyone around you. Being a star athlete there are a lot of people who look up to me to be a good example. The gospel helps to just being an all around good person. It teaches basic principles of life that is all to protect you, and keep you safe from the temptaions of the world. I try my best everyday to set a good example, and it isnt always easy sometimes i slip. But o try my hardest everyday and when i fail and strugg;e, i can always turn to God and he will guide me and stand by me through it all.