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Hi I'm Cathy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a family physician. I am married with 4 kids. I enjoy making furniture, playing music, spending time with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born in the Church, but like all people I had to gain my own testimony. A testimony of the Savior and the fact that he walked the Earth and suffered for out sins and died on the cross to unlock the gateway of resurrection was easy to gain, with the Spirit testifying it to me my whole life. The truth of the church was harder to find. As a teenager, I spent a lot of time researching every religion I could find out about. I found that our church in unique in asking each member to read the scriptures and pray for an understanding to find out the truth of them, instead of telling us what they mean or worse yet just telling us what to believe. Also, it was the only church that gave an explanation of where we were, why we are here, and where we'll go and how we'll get there that made sense to me. It teaches that families are eternal and that we can be together and even must be together forever for us all to reach our potential. The cherry on the top of all of that was a living prophet to give modern revelation. Knowledge of all is encouraged. Being an academic, rational kind of person, this was the only church I found that made sense that I fit in.

How I live my faith

 Being Mormon is a way of life, not just a Sunday Activity. Yes, there is church on Sunday, where I teach the women's group once a month. There are daily activities of faith. Prayer before meals and each night with our families, a weekly family night where we learn a spiritual lesson and learn to have fun as a family are just some of the activities. We try to live healthily to allow us to focus on service and on better ourselves and others rather than focusing on our maladies. We try to live righteously for ourselves and to be good examples for our children and friends. We visit each other monthly to bring a spiritual message and to see how we can be of service. We feed the missionaries to support them and help bring the Spirit into our homes. We dress modestly and avoid substances that can be bad for our health. We try to emulate Christ in our behavior and take care of people and treat everyone with kindness. Not that I, or any other Mormon is perfect, but we try to be as part of trying to be like Christ.

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

The temples are sacred houses of God. There is nothing secret, just holy. We do not wish the temple to be soiled, so only members who have been found worthy can go in. We do not talk about the details of things that go on inside the temple because they are sacred. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Because it is a testament of Jesus Christ and contains many precious lessons so far as they are translated correctly. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

 On tithes from its members. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

The Church, as it was set up by Christ is eternal, and when it was restored it was done just as Christ did it. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe our Spirit remains and we will be reunited with our body at the time of resurrection. We believe that if we are righteous, we will live eternally with our families. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

 Another testament of Jesus Christ written by a people who left Jerusalem before its destruction and settled in the Americas. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We believe that the family is the first building block in happiness now and in the eternities. Families are designed to provide a safe haven from the world where we can teach children to be righteous and productive for this life and the next. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The authority of God on Earth. It has been passed down since Adam. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Christ. It was restored through the hand of Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

If you believe in Christ and try to act as he did and taught, you will always give people the benefit of the doubt. You'd try to be loving and care for people with kindness. How can acting that way be bad for marriages and family relationships? Show more Show less