Hi I'm Cary
I'm a recent PhD in African literature written in French. I grew up in Anglophone Western Canada, met and married a gorgeous Pittsburgher and now live in Western Pennsylvania with her, our son, our triplet girls and our newest arrival (poor big brother is now hopelessly outnumbered...)
Why I am a Mormon
If you stop with the knowledge that my parents raised me Mormon, you'll miss all the real reasons. It's actually because I wanted to break away from them and find out for myself what church, if any, I should belong to that I decided to do what it takes to find out. I very scientifically formulated a hypothesis, and designed an experiment. Of course it was a Spiritual experiment, with highly subjective and personal results, but a sincere desire to know, a belief that I could get an answer, and prayer in faith gave me an answer I cannot deny. I felt the whole list of pure feelings associated with the Spirit's products in Galatians 5:22-23. Now it's every bit as much of my knowledge as the rest of the more academically scientific and reasoned knowledge from my education is: Christ lives and is my Savior, His Church and authority is once again on the earth, we can all know it for ourselves by reading His word, the Book of Mormon in particular because it's true and its effect is to fix otherwise ambiguous interpretations of the Bible, which is also God's word.
How I live my faith
Mostly living with my family training, teaching young kids, helping to arm them with the tools they need to successfully navigate the constant barrage of materialism they get from the world around them. I work teaching French, and try to be an example of Christian living to my neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, etc. Unpaid, I nonetheless serve in the leadership of my congregation's men's organization. I also try and sometimes fail to make monthly visits to a set of families I'm supposed to be responsible for as a sort of spiritual liaison. My whole family has also been blessed with musical talents and interests. We love to participate in the choir when we can.