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Hi I'm Cayla

I'm a Mormon. I live in Utah and love it. I'm fulfilling my dreams of being a stay-at-home mother.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful man and we have two sons. Our oldest son is a returned missionary (Tacoma, WA mission) and is currently living in Provo and working for the church's motion picture studio. Our youngest is currently serving a mission in Eugene, OR. I love to snow and water ski, go for long walks, garden, scrapbook, travel, quilt, play games and just do things with my family and friends. I love being a wife and mother, because I know when I'm spending my time and energy on them, I'm spending my time and energy on something that will be with me forever - my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born and raised in the LDS church I still had to gain a testimony of my own and I knew that when I was a teenager. I think the one experience I had, that made me aware of this, was when I began spending a lot of time with a friend who was living with her single mother. I don't recall their particular religion of choice, only that it seemed they had none. Whenever I went to their home I saw so much unhappiness and arguing that I felt like there was a dark cloud hanging over their apartment; I was always anxious to leave. The more time I spent with this girl, the more I noticed changes within myself, and I didn't like it; but I didn't think anyone really cared. One day my sister told me that she over heard our parents talking and they were very concerned about me. That was all I needed to hear, someone did indeed care. I stopped hanging around this girl so much, no hard feelings were felt between us, we just eventually went our separate ways. One thing I learned from this experience was that, actively having the gospel in my life, makes a big difference in the whole atmosphere of my life. I never wanted to feel the dark cloud I felt in that friends home again. Today, having a home of my own, I work hard to have the spirit in our home so that my family feels a difference when they come home. I want it to be a safe haven from the evils we are all surrounded by. I know that this is possible when I'm doing my part to live and teach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others, in the church and in the community. I love serving in the church because I learn so much from it. We are all needed in the gospel of Jesus Christ because we all have something to offer. One of my favorite callings is to be a Visiting Teacher. This is a calling where two sisters are asked to be companions who help watch over and care for a few sisters in the ward. This helps the Bishop a great deal, because we can make him aware of any concerns that arise, that may require his assistance. I've also served in the Bountiful Temple. I help care for the children who come to the temple to be sealed to their families forever. This has been an extraordinary experience for me; I absolutely love it. The joy and peace I see in these children's eyes (really the whole families eyes) is indescribable. This is the joy I know our Father in Heaven wants for all of his children. Serving this way has taught me of the great need the church has for faithful members; members who are willing to sacrifice their time and to share their talents in the building up of Gods kingdom.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

The scriptures teach us that we should not be an indolent people Exodus 209 2 Thessalonians 310. Being self-reliant brings peace D&C 3830. For me and my family it has been a blessing to have extra food in our home and money in savings for those "rainy days". Sometimes it's needed for periods of unemployment or natural disasters, but we have used it mostly when work is slow or we've had medical emergencies arise. Living within our means has also given us the opportunity to share with others in need. Show more Show less