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Hi I'm Caitlin

I love being a college student and exploring new things. I'm determined to make a difference. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying exercise physiology. I love being outdoors and trying new things. I love playing sports and am currently on the women's ultimate frisbee team at the university I attend. I have an incredible family and fantastic friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Utah where it is next to impossible not to know at least something about the Mormon church. Nearly all of my friends growing up and through high school were Mormon and my family was one of the few that I knew that weren't Mormon or even religious at all. It took me moving away from home, away from all my family and friends to realize that I could look into the church for the first time without any influence one way or another. It didn't take too long for me to realize that I wanted to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. It also didn't take long for me to know that having this in my life was changing me in the best of ways. When I moved away to go to school I began reading the Book of Mormon more intently. I signed up for an Institute class and began attending Sacrament meetings. I eventually began meeting with the missionaries. In December of 2009, I was baptized and began again with a fresh perspective on life. I'm a Mormon because I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith with everything I have to offer. It's day to day, the small and simple things make all the difference. Pray and read scriptures daily. Live life, love others and laugh daily. It gives me a fresh perspective on life and brings the best out of me when I always do my best to live the teachings of Christ.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Caitlin
Church services consist of a Sacrament meeting, Sunday School, and either a Relief Society or Elder's Quorum meeting. Sacrament is a meeting where the entire congregation meets together to partake of the sacrament, bread and water, to renew the covenants that we make at baptism. During Sunday School everyone separates into different classrooms to discuss different gospel doctrines and principles. There is a designated teacher but everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and impressions. Relief Society and Elder's Quorum are meetings in which the women and men separate to discuss topics and doctrines in the Church that we should focus on as women and men of the Church. Visitors are allowed to attend all the Church meetings and are always encouraged and invited to do so! If you would like to attend Church with us, you are welcome to contact the missionaries who would be more than happy to attend with you, or you are also welcome to find a Church meeting and attend on your own. The website www.lds.org has a link that can help you find a meetinghouse in your area. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Caitlin
The Bible is Holy Scripture and the word of God. In accepting the Book of Mormon as Holy Scripture, we don't reject the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. We study the King James version of the Bible as it is the most accurately translated. Together, these Holy Scriptures testify of Jesus Christ and teach us how we can follow Him and live a better life by doing so.   Show more Show less