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Hi I'm Carrilyn Fisk

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a stay at home mom of 5 children, ages 17 to 6, and wife to my best friend. I grew up in a small town of about 1000 people, attended university after high school, earning my business degree. It was while attending university that I met the missionaries. After joining the church and working for a time, I met my future husband, and decided to stay at home to raise our children as they came along. I'm grateful for the education I received as it helped me to be a better, more well rounded person, and enabled me to assist with accounting in businesses we have owned. I am also grateful for the opportunity I have had to choose to be home. I love to read, sew, and spend time with my family. I think the perfect afternoon is when we are all sitting around reading together. As a convert to the church  my life didn't take the path that I thought it would as a young girl, but it has turned out so much better than I imagined.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because after having an initial discussion with the missionaries, and receiving and reading the Book of Mormon, I prayed to know if it was true, and God answered me. I was studying for final exams when I answered a knock on the door and let in two missionaries from the church. They talked to me about the Book of Mormon and the Prophet Joseph Smith. I remember thinking that I must have saw a television program about it because it all sounded so familiar to me. They gave me my own copy of the Book of Mormon and asked me to read it and pray to know if it was true. I began that night and when I knelt beside my bed to ask if it was true, a feeling of warmth came upon me from my head to my toes, and a great feeling of peace and joy unlike anything I had experienced before. I knew then that my Heavenly Father knew me, had answered me, and that the book and what the missionaries had told me was true. I have never doubted that answer. I am still a member today because of it, but also because of what I have continued to learn and experience as my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ work with me in my life. I know that they live and have a plan for me and for everyone that they are constantly working out for our good. There is a life waiting for us after this one, and how we choose to live here has consequences there. How grateful I am for their love and care, and for Christ's willingness to atone for my sins so I will have the opportunity to return home again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to remember daily the "why" of why I am here. Jesus Christ wants us to first bring ourselves unto him the best we can by living the gospel and what he asks of us, and then he wants us to assist others in their journey too. I have had many chances to serve my family(it feels like 24/7 some days!) and work on myself in the process - my kindness, my patience ( or lack of it), my humility, etc, etc. I also have served in many assignments in the church, teaching young children and youth in Sunday gospel classes; running week night activities for young women helping them to grow, have fun, and develop greater faith; and now as a leader of our Stake's women's organization where I assist local leaders with their responsibilities to strengthen, nurture and serve one another. I love to visit teach and go and see other women in their homes to share experiences and to help them with any needs they have. I have also been glad to volunteer in the community at the schools or in various service projects organized by the church. There are so many ways to reach out to others and lift the way the Saviour did. Not all of them are easy and rarely are they convenient, but it is regularly in those things that I am reminded most of Him and the "why". My daily connection with my Heavenly Father is vital in making sure that my priorities and my mile long to do list are in the right place. I live my faith by going to Him in the scriptures and in prayer daily.