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Hi I'm Casey

I was born and raised in Oregon, I was baptized at 17, and I'm the only member in my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As you probably read, I was born and raised in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. My parents divorced when I was three and both remarried around the time I turned ten. I have several siblings on both sides of my family. I attended college in Utah and graduated in 2012 with a history teaching degree. I recently moved to Georgia where I work as a paralegal for a Social Security Disability Attorney. I love to laugh and have fun and enjoy any activity that allows me to be around people. I love road trips and experiencing new people and places. I love trying new foods and experiencing new cultures as well. The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, and I am so grateful for the decision I made to be baptized when I was 17. I don't know where I would be without this Gospel and this Church. Life is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always believed in a God, though not being raised in any church, I never knew much about Him or His Son. When I was in high school, I attended a youth group with a Christian friend. The church was good, but they could not answer all of my questions. As a junior, I was invited to a seminary ice cream social. It was there the missionaries gave me my first copy of the Book of Mormon. When I read the Book of Mormon for the first time, it was like a thirst being quenched that I never knew I had. I just knew it was true. I could feel it. When I stepped into church for the first time, I just knew I was home. The Spirit had testified to me of its truthfulness and I could not deny it any longer. I had found the answer I didn't even know I was seeking.

How I live my faith

I try to be the best example of Christ and His teachings that I can by living the commandments to the best of my ability. Being the only member in my family, I try to be an example for them of what a Mormon is. I attend church meetings and activities. I serve as a counselor to the President of the women's organization in my ward.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Casey
Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands by someone with Priesthood authority can bring many blessings into our lives. Every person has what is called "the Light of Christ" or a conscience that can help guide them through life. However, if one has the gift of the Holy Ghost, they can have the Holy Ghost with them always as long as they live worthy of His companionship. That means it is possible to feel the Lords influence guiding and directing always, instead of when it is most necessary. This can be a great blessing when making decisions, or when it is needful that one be warned or guided. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Casey
All Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Male members are asked by the leaders of the Church who Mormons believe speak for God to serve missions as part of their Priesthood duty at the age of nineteen. Women are able to serve missions at the age of twenty-one if they desire and feel it is God's will for them. The decision to serve a mission is a very personal one that is reached through much study and prayer. Those who desire to serve a mission pray about it to confirm that it is part of Heavenly Father's plan that they serve. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Casey
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We believe Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, just as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, or any other in the Bible was. Therefore, we revere him and his teachings and believe he restored the Church again to the earth, but we do not worship him. We worship Jesus Christ as the Son of God and God as our Heavenly Father, two seperate divine beings. Show more Show less