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Hi I'm Cary

My great, great, great grandparents joined the church in Denmark in 1854 and pushed a handcart to Utah in 1856. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single mom with two adult children and three granddaughters. I was raised in CA. and recently moved to AZ. to live with my mom. I worked for 38 years in the grocery retail industry in the San Francisco bay area, most recently as an IT Manager. I love to travel and visit my family. Singing in the church choir brings me much joy. I joined a community choir this year which I enjoy also as I have met many new people. I serve as a volunteer on the communications committee in the adult community I live in and also help at the office when needed.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 6th generation Mormon. I am grateful to my ancestors’ example of great faith as they left behind all that they knew in Denmark to join the other Mormons settling in Utah in 1856. Their story is one of great sacrifice, the desire to serve others and follow Jesus Christ. When things get tough I think of them and how they remained faithful under many hardships and much persecution. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ, that he is the son of God, our Savior and Redeemer. That he died on the cross to atone for our sins that we might return to live with God again someday if we follow His Gospel. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God called to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ in these latter days. We have a prophet today, Thomas S. Monson, called by God, to guide us and teach us. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ written on the American continent during the time of the Savior’s life. I am grateful for temples where we can be sealed together as families for all time and eternity.

How I live my faith

I look for ways to serve others, to have compassion and follow Christ's example. I keep the Sabbath day holy by attending church services and other church related activities. I have had many opportunities to serve over the years in the children’s program, the young women’s program and with the women’s group. Currently I am a visiting teacher to four women in my church. I have the opportunity to visit with them each month and bring them a message inspired by church leaders. My Mom is 81 years old and my current companion. This makes it even more special as we get to spend this time serving together. I also serve as the Visiting Teaching Coordinator. This calling consists of me tallying the number of sisters who were visited each month and what if any needs they have so they might be met. I have been blessed by these opportunities and have learned much.