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Hi I'm Carrie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 4, three boys and one girl. I have been married for almost 30 years to a wonderful man. We are in the "revolving door" phase of life. Our children are grown but they keep returning home for periods of time and then leaving again, thus the "revolving door". I enjoy gardening, jogging, biking and playing games with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I met Sister missionaries when I was 18 and took the discussions. As I took the lessons, each concept they taught made sense to me and touched my heart. After I made sure they taught me all their lessons, I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I joined the Church because when I went to church I saw people doing and living the things the Sisters had taught me. People live the gospel. It is not something they think about only on Sunday and then live a different life the rest of the week. The Lord's true gospel becomes part of who you are and that is what I have become--a person who lives the Lord's Gospel each day as best as I can. Am I perfect? No, but I am always striving to be the best I can and improve in my weaknesses. Being baptized is the greatest thing I have done for myself.

How I live my faith

I work as an aide at a local elementary school, help organize events for women in my church, and do monthly visits to 5 ladies in my church. In each of these activities I strive to do what I think the Lord would have me do and say. I know everytime I do or say something it will affect someone's attitude and life, so I try to always stay on the positive side of things. In order to be a positve influence I need to make sure I am taking care of myself. That means I am going to church each week to renew my baptismal covenant through the sacrament, saying my prayers, and reading my scriptures. They seem like such simple things, but they make a huge difference in who I am.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

When we are baptized we become clean again, forgiven of our sins because of and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We also become members of the Lord's church and have made a contract with Him. In that contract we take Jesus' name upon ourselves and in essence have a partnership with him. So when it comes time for our judgement we are not judged by ourself, but in our partnership with Jesus. Whenever we make a mistake and fall short, Jesus through his atonement will make up the difference. So we try our best and when we fail, the grace of the Lord will allow us to still return to his presence.  Show more Show less