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Hi I'm Carrie

I'm a Mormon, a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day - Saints.

About Me

I am happily married, a mother of 5 mostly grown children, and nearly 6 grand children. Family is my joy and everything I do, learn, and try is for the growth and benefit of myself & family. Currently I serve as the 2nd Counselor in a Stake Young Women Presidency where I love working with women and young women who love the Lord. I am interested in writing a book to strenghten myself and family. I love mentoring youth and hope that they find joy and courage knowing that I had some rough times in my own youthful days, but through Christ, my trust and Savior all things have worked for my good. I enjoy playing tennis as my out and to keep fit and healthy.

Why I am a Mormon

It is my blessing to be a Mormon. I was born into a Mormon family and like all Latter-day-Saints, we are encourage to study and know for ourselves through the power of the Holy Spirit whether or not what we study in Church and on our own time is true and to know for ourselves if the Book of Mormon really is a 2nd witness for Christ and if it is truly the word of God. I prayed, I read the Book of Mormon and found out the truth when when I was 16 years old. It was a experience I will treasure and write about in my book. Even now as I type this I feel love directed toward me staight from Heaven.

How I live my faith

I love people and have always tried to be friendly and kind. I especially love the youth and give my heart & time to them. They have energy and creativity that warms my soul and strengthens my faith. I find security in my faith. Life deals hard things and joyous things. We all have those times of feeling like giving up, but Heavenly Father is always there when no one else is and when I live a life of simple values like keeping the 10 commandments, I find joy. It's so easy to do, too. I strive to be spiritually connected to the Lord and by doing so the pains are minimized because of the comforts and security of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the scriptures and read daily for strength. I admit I don't do everything right, so I'm glad for the atonement of Jesus Christ. Daily I see the Lord in prayer and know He loves me. Other things I do to serve the Lord's children are: I have enjoyed serving in schools - mother helper and one year I was secretary treasurer for the Parent Teacher Association. Another wonderful experience, was the writiing of a letter and submitting it in The Teacher Feature Award Program through KSL radio. This teacher of my youngest daughter won the award and the letter was read on the radio. At work there is always someone to visit with about my faith and a donation box of some sort where we help the needy. I love the youth and have served on committees for many (around 26 years) years. Youth service conferences, pioneer reinactment treks and girls camps are so delightful! Hard work and rewarding!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

To me a testimony means, I can testify and tell others truths about something I feel and believe. When I share my testimony, I am sharing my faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. I tell you now, that I know that Jesus is the son of God and he lived, died and took up his body to live again. He atoned sacified Himself for everyone in this world because of His great love. That is the plan and purposes of our Heavenly Father. He wants all to have eternal life with God, the Father, Himself, Jesus and to enjoy the influence and direction for the Holy Spirit Holy Ghost. They work together in one purpose to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of all people. A testimony to me is to tell others of how I learned that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored true Church of God upon the earth. Our 1st Prophet in these last days, was Joseph Smith, Jr. He was directed by Heavenly Father & Jesus to restore the true gospel. Mormon, a great Prophet of old helped Joseph Smith obtain a record Mormon's abridgement of history in the new world. The Book of Mormon is an other witness that testifies of Jesus Christ. The Bible I read and study this great book from the old world is the word of God and over time some of the good news of the gospel was lost. A group of people left the Holy Land and came to America. The history of the Book of Mormon and the Gospel Plan was not lost and as I read & continue to read nearly every day from this wonderful book, I have come to know more fully the truth of the gospel. I hope you will read the Book of Mormon to discover truth and gain a testimony. The history is interesting however, the beauiful words of prophets of old and words of the Savior, Himself, are found in this beloved book and the feeling I receive are truly a confirmation that I am loved and I know who I am, where I came from and where I will go when I die. As a young girl of 16 years old, I read the Book of Mormon all night long coming to the part in 3rd Nephi when the Savior is blessing the children. I knew then and there that this really happened and that the Savior's love for the peoples long ago was the same love I was feeling through the influence of the Holy Ghost. You have the light of Christ and are welcome to the influence of the Holy Ghost. As a member of the Church, I have the gift of the Holy Ghost that is with me always. I feel very blessed knowing that Heavenly Father is always there for me. I know He loves me and that the Savior and Heavenly Father are united in making sure I can return to them and feel their "HUGS" again. I am very blessed to have been given this knowledge and comfort. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. So for now, I give you my "HUGS" in hopes that you will feel Heavenly Father's love for you through my "testimony"! Show more Show less