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Hi I'm Catharine

I'm learning how to love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like any other twenty-one year old girl, I love learning about life. In the LDS culture, being twenty-one can mean two things: 1. You're getting old because you're not married yet or 2. Don't worry about it! Live your life and be a good person. Right now, path number two is the way I'm living. So far I have been experimenting with cooking, going to college, rock climbing, hiking, reading, working at Disney World, speaking another language, photography, bowling, and just recently training for a half-marathon. Heavenly Father gave me a body and the ability to choose what I want to do while I'm on this earth. So why not be proactive about it?

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in an LDS family. Both sets of my grandparents were converted to the LDS church, and passed their faith onto my parents. My parents have done the same for me. When I was eight years old, I wish I could say that I knew what I was getting into when I was baptized. I don't think I quite understood the blessings and responsibilities that come from living the gospel; but now I do. I am a Mormon because Jesus Christ gives me hope. I think every person needs someone or something to believe in. I believe in Jesus Christ. He loves me, and He loves all who have ever lived, are living, and will live in this world. By following his example, I can be a good person. I can learn how to love. No one should ever go through this life feeling lonely. His gospel has brought me comfort, knowledge, and a faith that I never want to let go. The world we live in is getting darker, scarier, and confusing. There are many people in the world who have no idea why they are on this Earth or what they are supposed to do in life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has answered those questions for me. The Book of Mormon is my guide to help me achieve these goals. The words written in this book were inspired by Heavenly Father to His prophets, and transcribed by the Latter-Day prophet Joseph Smith. I know this to be true. I am also a Mormon because I know that God still speaks to us. This is why the LDS church is organized with Prophets, Apostles, and all of the General Authorities. He reveals words of wisdom to them, and they retell it to us. They are the messengers of God. God also speaks to us through scriptures, others, and the Holy Ghost. I know when I pray to my Father in Heaven, he is there and he listens. He answers my prayers time and time again. It may not always be the answer I am searching for, but I know he has a greater plan for me than I think I do. I am a Mormon because I want to learn how to love.

How I live my faith

Growing up in a city where the LDS population is pretty small, I was called to responsibilities in the church early in my youth. I served as president of the Young Women's classes, occasionally being called as a counselor when not a president. During my high school years I attended all four years of Seminary, which eventually led me to graduation. After graduating high school I was called to teach Sun-Beams in primary. I love each child I taught, and we had an amazing class. Sure they were four years old and get side-tracked, but they know who Jesus Christ and Thomas S. Monson is, so I think they are wonderful. While in college I have served as a pianist, on the activities committee, a specialist, a teacher, compassionate service leader, and ward facilitator. I have learned a valuable lesson from each of these callings. And the most important calling I have is being a visiting teacher. If I do not start creating these good visiting teaching habits as a young single adult, I won't have them for the future. I love getting to know other sisters and it's fun making friends. I like doing nice things for people, so I don't mind dropping off a note with some banana bread for these special sisters. Jesus Christ's gospel is all about service because that is what he dedicated his life to. I try to follow in his example and serve others through these callings as much as I can.