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Hi I'm Carrie

I've lived all over the world. I have a fabulous husband and five rambunctious boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had an amazing childhood. Because of my dad's work, we lived all over the world. I was born in Panama. Over the next 18 years, my parents and five siblings lived in 8 countries and traveled to over 50. We loved meeting new people and discovering different cultures. My childhood gave me a wonderful education that I will always cherish. Because we moved so much, I clung to the "constants" in my life: my family and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My family means the world to me! The great thing about the Church is that no matter where you live in the world, it is the same! Whether we were in Singapore or Mexico City, we could find a local congregation and feel right at home. Because of my love for Jesus Christ and the truths found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, when I turned 21, I took a break from my college studies and went on a mission for my Church. I was sent to Paraguay for 18 months where I was able to teach the people about Jesus Christ. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I loved being a missionary. It's been 18 years since I got home from Paraguay. I am now married to an amazing man and we have five boys. I love being a mother just as much as I loved being a missionary! I must admit, though, being a mother is a lot more work! I feel like the luckiest person in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon makes sense to me. My parents raised me as a Mormon, so I learned the teachings from them. They practiced what they preached. My parents lived a life of being kind to others, helping others, being honest, working hard, and trying to live a Christ-like life. Their example sank deep into my heart and I wanted to follow in their footsteps. As I grew and matured, I knew for myself that the Church was true. There was never one defining moment when I knew...I simply felt it in my heart and could not deny it. I know who I am. I am a daughter of God. Jesus Christ is my Savior. I want to return to live with them after this life, along with my husband and children.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a lifestyle, not just a Sunday trip to Church. I feel like one of the most important responsibilities I have as a Mormon is to teach my children to "choose the right." Before my husband and I send them off to school each morning, we read a chapter from the scriptures and have a family prayer. We know that will help them during the day to make better decisions. At the end of the day, we pray again together. It's the little things we do each day that make a BIG difference.