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Hi I'm Cara

I grew up in upstate New York. I now live in Ohio. I'm a music teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother, grandmother, wife, music teacher. I enjoy online scrapbooking and travelling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Protestant. I felt the Bible was the word of God. I was unsettled when sermons didn't match the Bible. I started searching. At age 16, I attended the Hill Cumorah pageant in Palymyra, New York and felt a special spirit there. At age 18, our family toured the US. I spent an afternoon at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I bought a Book of Mormon and read it. I felt it, too, was the word of God. I sought out the missionaries and became a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Our family attends church every Sunday. We travel a lot to visit grandchildren and go to church with them. I serve with the women at church and plan activites that help them grow closer to God. I also conduct the choir.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

My husband and I work in the Columbus Ohio temple two Saturday mornings a month. We feel close to God there as we help others enter into the straight gate that we believe leads to heaven. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

My husband and I volunteer at the Columbus, Ohio two Saturday mornings a month. We assist others who have come to make sacred promises with the Lord to live clean and pure lives. The crowning blessing received in the temple is the promise of eternal marriage that allows families to be together in heaven. Because this is so sacred to us, only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have already shown they are willing to obey the ten commandments and other high moral standards are allowed to enter. When new temples are built, an open house is held where anyone can tour the building before it is dedicated. The next nearest temple to us being built soon is in Indianapolis. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

One of life's saddest phrases is pronounced on what should be a happy day in your life-your wedding day-when "until death do you part" or "as long as you both shall live" is spoken. I am so happy that when my husband of 36 years and I were married, we heard neither of these phrases but were promised an eternal marriage if we are faithful to the promises we made to our God and to each other. Not only can we be with our best friend forever, but we can also be with our children, parents, grandparents and so on, enjoying the same sweet love we now experience, magnified by the Lord's love. Receiving this ordinance in the temple helps us on our path to becoming an eternal family. Show more Show less