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Hi I'm Casey

I'm a San Diegan at heart. I like overcast weather and mismatched socks. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a baseball addict, racquetballer, photography enthusiast, and missionary. I want to get an accounting degree with the hope of a sports MBA and one day working for the San Diego Padres. I plan on joining the Air National Guard. Numbers, names, and stories are my thing. I have a weakness for dissecting conversations and mannerisms to find points of humor. I am always down for a good chick flick! I find driving to the tune of indie music to be therapuetic. The gospel equates to pure happiness. The beauties of life for me lie in the gospel, family, music, and a baseball diamond.

Why I am a Mormon

Where does one begin?! I am a mormon because I love Jesus Christ. I know this is where He wants me to be. It brings me the greatest joy in life! The truth of God blessing His children conditional upon their obedience has never been so apparent to me as it has within this church. Case after case i see incidents of Heavenly Father blessing His children for abiding by the precepts in THIS gospel. Too much to deny the fact that there's something to this! If it was not true there's no figment in my imagination that could conjure up a reason otherwise why these people are so blessed. Myself included. When i keep the commandments as prescribed by the mormon church (by God really) i find myself happier than i have ever been when not keeping the commandments. This is a critical part of my testimony. I am a Mormon because being one makes me happy and being one allows me to feel like i have the greatest opportunity to help others come unto Christ. I have been a lifelong member but that doesnt change the fact that each of us have to come to an understanding of what is truth and seek it out for ourselves. As I have prayed to know, time and time again the simple truths of life have been revealed to me. God has a plan. We are all a part of it. I have witnessed too many little miracles to deny the sacred power of God and His work. His work is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. He does that through power known as the priesthood. This power is evident in His calling of prophets throughout time. I know that the calling of prophets and continuing revelation did not stop with the advent of Christ's ministry but does in fact function in our lives today. To me it has provided yet another witness that God is an unchangeable Being. It shows me that He loves me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to follow Jesus Christ and be exactly obedient. Faith is exercised and evidenced by our actions. Currently I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern Georgia. I love every minute of it. I live my faith by sharing it.

What is the First Vision?

Casey
It is one of the greatest events in all of recorded history. It is Joseph Smith's experience of seeing God the Father and Jesus Christ as they restored the gospel in its fulness once again. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Casey
God. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Casey
Being a member of the mormon church is like experiencing never ending happiness. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Casey
Yes. It is further evidence of the love of God. He loves us just as much now as He did back then. Surely the Lord will nothing but that He revealeth His secrets unto His servants the prophets- Amos 37  Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Casey
Because it is a commandment of God. He has given us everything, 10% is the least we can do. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Casey
Truth is testified by the Spirit. 14 million people and counting have felt it. It will continue to grow as long as people receive answers. Answers to prayers that cannot be denied. This is a church of assurance and hope, an anchor in a stormy world. I attribute the growth of this church to the design of the Supreme Being. We believe Him to be the author of this organization. It is an organization that will endure for eternity. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Casey
1. Read the book of mormon. 2. Ask God if it is true. 3. Be taught by the missionaries 4. Be baptized 5. Give a talk in sacrament meeting Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Casey
The name of the church is the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. So yes. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Casey
I once heard a woman say "Out of all the religions that i have viewed, none put men and women on such an equal plane or value women so highly as does the Mormon church. You will not find a religion that gives women a higher and more divine potential than the Mormon church." This is because it was organized by God.  Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Casey
Because they've been misinformed. Those who call the church a cult are those who have never experienced it for themselves. There must be opposition in all things. Naturally if the truth is to go forth, what better way for Satan to stop it that by convincing people it is a cult. But one thing we know about Satan is that he lies. This is the Church of Jesus Christ, here in the latter days. Come see for yourself. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Casey
 As a missionary in the South this is something people like to discuss with us quite frequently. Many people today believe that once you confess the name of Jesus Christ as your Savior that grace is then invoked and you are "saved". Ephesians 2 verses 8-9 is a commonly misinterpreted scripture. What Paul was referring to when he said "by grace ye are saved through faith, not by works lest any man should boast" was that at the end of the day, no matter what we do, we make mistakes. No matter how hard we try to repent, we cannot save ourselves. The sin is not erased. Only through the atonement of Jesus Christ can we overcome physical and spiritual death to receive exaltation. However this does not eliminate our personal responsibilty or the need for works. All throughout the scriptures we read that we will be judged according to our deeds. Paul said we are saved by grace through FAITH. Faith is an action word. We know from James that faith without works is dead. It all goes back to our purpose of life. We are not here simply to glorify God, granted it is by doing so that we acheive the greatest happiness. God created us so that we could learn and grow, by obedience to the ordinances and principles of the gospel, or in other words to glorify, and ultimately become like Him. In order to do that we must WORK and gain experience by overcoming trials and repentance. By doing so we allow the grace of Jesus Christ and His atonement to be fully applied into our lives.   Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Casey
For the same reason Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did. They were commanded by God to do so.  Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Casey
How you can change and improve your life through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Casey
Feelings. Especially love and guilt. I don't believe those can be dubbed as a result of cognitive frameworks that originally came from monkies. When we feel the depression or anguish from our mistakes, those are things that cannot be attributed to simply our standards of society or environment. They are feelings that emanate from much deeper emotions than what athiests say result from those around us. I know that there is a God. I have felt his love in my life. The very miracles that surround us each and every day can only for so long be deemed coincidence, before one must submit that they originate from the Divine. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Casey
Quite simply the thing that is going to help the world the most, and the only thing that is guaranteed to bring lasting peace into the world is that of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that's what we preach. We teach truth. Truth is what will save the world.   Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Casey
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth"....Essentially Heavenly Father has revealed His gospel back to the very days of Adam. It is the very reason for our creation. Christ's "church" has been on the earth since its inception, even if it wasnt known by that name. Our claim is to be the same church that Christ re-established on the earth during His mortal ministry. After a period of apostasty, the church was once again restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1830. Show more Show less