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Hi I'm Chrissy Catron

I love learning and reading. I'd rather wash the dishes by hand, and prefer the country to any city. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Psychology student at BYU in Provo, Utah. I love studying the brain and behaviors. I'm the fastest test-taker I know, and have an intricate bubble sheet marking method. I love reading and watching movies, but I'm not one for suspense- I'll read the wikipedia page before seeing a movie more often than not. I grew up in Washington, instilling a love for all things green, but was not exposed to much variety in sky views until I moved to Utah, where I subsequently fell in love with the bright blue ones I get to see on a regular basis. My family loves to go on rafting trips, so I would choose a river over a beach any day. I recently fell in love with country music. My dream is to be a mom. Plan B is to get a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology or create a movement to ban homework from the Elementary School system. I am currently serving a mission in the Chile Antofagasta Mission until May 2014!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that it is Christ's restored gospel on Earth. The gospel brings me peace and happiness through my knowledge that I am a daughter of God. I know He loves me. When I think about my divine nature as a child of God, I cannot help to feel comfort; I know that because He is my father, He wants me to succeed and live with Him again. I'm a Mormon because of the principles I learn in the church. I know that when I obey the things that Heavenly Father has asked us to do, I am blessed. And I know that when I make mistakes, I am given a way to return to the path of righteousness through the atonement of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon because I know that the way to return to live with my Father is through baptism, and I want to return to Him and thank Him for providing the plan of happiness. I'm a Mormon because the gospel never ceases to amaze me, and because when I read the scriptures, I receive the answers I need. I'm a Mormon because I know it's true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to incorporate my education with my faith in Jesus Christ. I believe that by understanding people better, I can help them reach a higher plane: emotionally and spiritually. I believe that Heavenly Father has placed us in situations to help other people, and to be helped by other people, and I believe I can use my education and background in Psychology to be a help to those around me.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Chrissy Catron
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. There is a difference between worship and honor. We worship God the Father and Jesus Christ and we honor Joseph Smith and other church leaders. We reverence Joseph Smith because he was an instrument in God's hands by which the church was organized, but we do not worship or pray to him. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Chrissy Catron
"Mormon" is a nickname. This nickname came as a result of our belief in the Book of Mormon as the word of God. Our official church name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We use the name of Christ because He is the central figure in all of our worship, and we are called Latter-day Saints following the pattern of the members of the ancient Christian Church, who were called saints. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Chrissy Catron
Baptism is essential for our salvation. Even Jesus Christ, though sinless, was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. Not all who have lived on this Earth have had the opportunity to be baptized. However, God is merciful and has revealed the practice of baptisms for the dead through Joseph Smith. Through baptisms for the dead, those who did not have the chance to be baptized in their lifetime are able to be baptized now, by proxy (using the name of the deceased), in the temple. Because of this practice, we are able to ensure that all of God's children have the opportunity for salvation! Show more Show less