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Hi I'm Caitlin

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I love culinary arts and hosting parties. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grow up spending so much time with my family. I've been interested in cooking and baking for as long as I can remember. With divorced parents, I learned that it's not just Mom that cooks, but the whole family. I want to share that experience with those around me after I attend culinary school. I enjoy reading books, watching movies and being with friends having a good, clean, fun time. I have already attended college, and plan to further my education in hospitality. I am the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college, and I'm grateful that I can set that example. I am one of three daughters, and we are each other's best friends. I love my family and friends and everything we do for each other.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon by choice, but not new to the church at all. I was born into the church, baptized when I was eight, and went through the youth program, but I have made the choice to stay in the church, live the gospel, and share my testimony with those around me. When I graduated high school, I moved out of my dad's house, and moved in with my mom, halfway across the states. She wasn't nearly as active in church. All my life I'd had it drilled into me that on Sunday mornings we wake up, eat breakfast as a family, go to church as a family, come home and spend time with family. At my mom's house, I no longer had the testimony of my dad and sister's to rely on. I missed church meetings for almost four months before I finally told my dad. I had been afraid that he would be disappointed in me, but he was only concerned. He wanted to help. I made my own decision to attend church once more and fully participate, and my family was happy to see me active in the gospel life again. My life was better. I've noticed in my life, and in the lives of those around me, that when things get tough, we sometimes tend to stop doing certain things. When I was in the south, I stopped living the gospel even though I knew that it could only do me good. I am working on that tendency, and now when I start to struggle with something I turn to my scriptures, to my church family, and to my testimony. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the most true and restored gospel on the world today. I know that when I live the prophet's teachings my life is blessed. I know the gospel to be true. If there is something that I'm not sure about, I pray until I'm sure. God will never leave you hanging. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

There are many ways that a Mormon lives their faith. In the past, I've participated in church callings by being a music leader, both for children and for adults. When I was in the group for young women ages 12-18, I served in my age groups as a secretary, councilor, or president. I learned great leadership skills that have helped me even now as I grow up. When I was attending community college, my school didn't have an Latter Day Saint Student Association, or an institute/bible study class. I took the opportunity to create that group on campus and invite teachers from other areas to come lead discussions. I learned quite a bit from the scriptures, and helped reach out to other Christians in the school.