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Hi I'm Casey

You guessed it... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

John Moses Browning, Henry Ford, and Ronald Reagan are three of my personal heroes. I've never seen a gun I didn't like or a classic ford I thought was beyond saving. The pursuit of my interests led to a lot over the years; from building custom rifles to raising chickens. I grew up the youngest of 6 boys, hunting mule deer, elk, and many other species of game in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains as well as the beautiful plains at their base. I love the country in which I live, and I am so grateful for the sacrifice of those who defend the freedoms we enjoy. I attended the Metropolitan State University of Denver for a year before I left home to serve a mission for my church in Arizona and I now attend Southern Virginia University, where I met my amazing wife Kathryn!

Why I am a Mormon

I can't even begin to list the reasons why I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; it truly has blessed every facet of my life. One event in which the gospel was of particular worth occurred a few years ago. I was a freshman in high school, waiting in line in the cafeteria when my brother approached me. Grinning, I thought his intent was to take me to lunch with his friends but I soon realized that his attitude was not indicative of such. "Come with me," he said as we briskly left the lunch room and headed towards his car. "Duncan (my older brother, whom was serving in Iraq at the time) has been injured." Upon reaching our house I found a solemn atmosphere; rare for when so much of my family got together. My mother left to Brooke Army Medical Center with my brother's wife almost immediately. In the ensuing five months, we were informed of his worsening condition with glimmers of hope at certain times. Countless times we were told "He will die soon, the family needs to come say goodbye," by the doctors and countless times we were told "We don't know how but he's still alive." Despite the many miracles we saw over that short time, his injuries proved to be more than his mortal body could bear. Duncan Charles Crookston passed away in January of 2008 from wounds sustained in the defense his country and what it stands for. I am a member of this church because I know that death is not the end, and that I can once again live with my brother.

How I live my faith

From childhood to teenage years, on through serving a mission and getting married, how I live my faith seems to broaden as time goes on. When I was young my primary focus was learning to abide by the love-inspired commandments of God. While I served a mission, I desired to teach the gospel as well as perform other types of service in addition to maintaining that obedience. Now that I am married, I have the great blessing of fulfilling those desires with the assistance of my best friend. My wife and I currently serve in the nursery at our local meetinghouse where we have the fantastic opportunity to share with children, ranging from 18 months to 3 years old, sweet and simple principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.