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Hi I'm Cassandra

I was not raised with religion. I was brought here through the love of Christ. I am and will forever be a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California with my grandparents. My father made bad choices in his life and wasn't able to care for me and my mother passed when I was a baby. I am currently a full-time student. I also work at a few different jobs. I continue to work hard in my single life in order to create a better life for my future children. I love to sing and to read. I read the scriptures, of course, but I also read classical books and even fantasy books. Yes, I have read Twilight I enjoy playing board games and the Wii. I truly enjoy writing letters to friends, especially missionaries. I always welcome a new pen-pal! I am currently dating and I cannot wait for the day I can become a faithful and loving wife and a nurturing mother, that is my true desire!

Why I am a Mormon

As mentioned before, I was not raised in the church. I had to find religion myself. I searched for a long time. I fell into a comfortable non-denomination Christian church. I went there because it was easy. I didn't have to change, but I could learn about Jesus Christ and some precious values. My sister became a member first, back in 2005. She was married/sealed to an amazing man in 2008 at the San Diego Temple. I was involved with the reception plans and I asked her many questions about the church. I did not change my religion then, but our conversation stuck with me for years. In 2009, I found a nice man who I started dating and I moved to Arizona for college. I started to get more serious with religion until 2010, when the "nice man" decided to leave me for someone else. I felt alone in Arizona. My family was in California, I didn't make many friends because I spent most my time with the man. I then came to the realization that I needed religion. I visited a friend who was soon leaving on his mission. I went to church with him and his family and stepped in an L.D.S Chapel for the first time. It was the most beautiful experience I ever had. Members were bearing their testimonies and I knew without a doubt what they were saying came from the heart. I couldn't hold back the tears and the amazing spirit I felt. Ever since then, I visited missionaries and researched the church. I had many questions and even had some doubts for a while. I did not become a member until a year later, on March 12th, 2011. I prayed a lot, I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon together and realized that they were parallel. Everything the church does now was done when Jesus Christ was on the Earth. How wonderful this is to me! I have struggled with questions and doubts, but they were always resolved through prayer, scriptures, or a close friend. I continue to grow in my testimony every day and I will never look back.

How I live my faith

Currently, I attend a young single adult ward. This means I go to church with members ages from 18 to about 30. I absolutely love church and I love listening to all the wonderful talks. I am a ward missionary, which means I go out and invite single adults to our church activities so they can feel welcomed and loved. I try hard to make friends with everyone, especially the new members. I continue to remember the first time I came to church by myself, it was overwhelming, but everyone treated me kindly and showed me love and compassion. I also go and visit a few sisters a month, just to make sure all their needs are met and give them a helping hand. I try my hardest to live by the spirit everyday and to be a good example. I am a daughter of God and I will forever be as such.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Cassandra
Absolutely not. Jesus Christ came to this Earth and helped many different people with different religious backgrounds. He loved each and every one of us, no matter our background. That is how the Mormon church is. We help our fellow man. We donate millions of dollars to countries in need. Anytime there is a natural disaster, we are one of the first to arrive. We care for and love all humanity. We are all taught to help those in need whether or not they are a member. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Cassandra
It is a false belief that women are kept in the background. Men may have the Priesthood, but women have something just as powerful- Motherhood. What a beautiful blessing this gift is. As women, we are given the privilege to nurture our children. Heavenly Father has trusted us in the care of his children/our children. Mormons definitely believe in equality. Fathers are the protectors of the family. They lead with love and righteousness. They provide their family with all their needs and protect them from any harm. Husbands and wives come together to make important decisions. They are equal partners and neither is held higher than the other. It is even promised that if a man were to abuse his priesthood by dictating his wife what to do, he will not be blessed anymore and will not be worthy of the Priesthood. Men are commanded to love their wives and treat them with respect and high-esteem. As should woman treat alike to their husbands. Show more Show less