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Hi I'm Catharine

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, but I spent 13 years in Atlanta, Georgia and am now back living in Utah. I am married and have eight children, Five of them are married, three are still at home, and one passed away at the age of two. I love to read, ice skate, and exercise, sew and I love to do things with my family like camping and boating. I have four grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a home where the doctrines of the Mormon church were lived and taught. I was baptized at the age of 8. Early on in my life I realized that I couldn't rely on the testimony of my parents and leaders, I had to know for myself if the church was true. There's a scripture in the New Testament where Christ says that if you want to know if something is true, live it, and then you will know if it is of God. I have chosen to live the way that I have been taught and I have decided that the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Bible and the Book of Mormon is true. The real test of my faith came when my 2 year old son died because of a fire we had in our home. At that point I had to decide if everything I had always believed in was really true. I had always felt I had a testimony of the truthfulness of the Mormon Church, but at this time I truly had to know. After much pain, prayer, and pondering, I came to the conclusion that without the gospel, I would not have any hope or source of healing. Jesus Christ is the foundation on which I have chosen to build my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my religion every day of my life, just on Sunday. Each Sunday I teach the 10-year-old class in "Primary" Primary is held the first two hours and is where the children 11 and younger are taught. The final hour is Sacrament meeting where we partake of the Sacrament and listen to talks, usually by members of the congregation. During the week I try to study my scriptures every day. I pray in the morning before I start my day, and at night before I go to bed. We have family prayer and prayers at mealtime as well. The best way to live my religion is by being giving, kind and considerate to other people, no matter their beliefs.