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Hi I'm Casey!

I'm a girl that loves to fix cars, read, and write my missionary.

About Me

I LOVE music. I'm a band geek, and a Volkswagon expert, and a reptile breeder. I play 6 instruments including: Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Ukulele, Guitar and Piano. I first started with music in the 4th grade. Right now I'm a student at Brigham Young University in Idaho majoring in Automotive Technology Management. In college I started my first semester with a Mechanical Engineering major. My second semester I switched to a General Studies major to give myself time to finish my foundations classes, and my third semester I switched to Automotive Technology to learn more about fixing cars. I eventually want to breed reptiles for a hobby and raise a family in the gospel of Jesus Christ. My husband and I were married in December or 2016 and we are working towards finishing school so we can buy a house either in Colorado or Oregon to settle down and start a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert. When I was 14 I was on vacation with my dad and I decided to call my best friend and talk about some of the problems I was having in school and with my friends and such, and he told me that I needed to pray to Heavenly Father about the trials that I was going through. This was he first time in about 3 years that I had thought to pray about anything. That prayer had seemed to be unanswered, but as I would find out later, this conversation was actually the beginning of a chain of events that would lead me to know about the true church of Christ. For most of my life I had passively gone to church with my dad but it felt like a chore. After I got home from vacation, my friend who I had called gave me a Book of Mormon that sat around my house for about a year before one day I saw it on my shelf and out of curiosity, I started to read it. I felt very different than I ever had while I was sitting there reading. I felt like I had a purpose. Six months later I decided to go to church because I wanted to know more about the church. That first time I went to church was a huge change in my life. It was overwhelming how welcomed and loved I felt. After sensing how different everyone in that ward seemed to be from the rest of the world I knew that I had to know more about why. So I prayed that the missionaries would come to my house. The next morning, they showed up on my doorstep. And the power of prayer that morning is what lit the initial spark of my testimony.

How I live my faith

I was baptized on my 17th birthday, and It is the best choice I have ever made. Since then, I have been a faithful member. I come to church every Sunday. This church has blessed my life in a bizarrely large number of ways. I couldn't count with all the stars in the night sky the number of ways the Lord has blessed me even when I didn't feel like I necessarily deserved it. I feel like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ truly do love each any every single one of us no matter what. We are only human and they know that. We will all make mistakes, but through the atonement we can all wipe our slate clean and get back up again. When we feel like we can't get up are the times when we learn the most. As I always say when times are hard "This too shall pass." My first calling was given to me the day of my confirmation as the Laurels class second counselor. I earned my personal progress award shortly before I came up to BYU-Idaho in January of 2013. I am now a Sunday School teacher for the 12 year olds in my ward.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Casey!
Going to church is what makes Sundays my favorite day of the week. Yes, visitors are more than welcome to come to church with or without a friend. I'm sure if you go to church without a friend then you'll leave with one. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the most loving and welcoming church I have ever attended, and I have attended MANY churches. The meeting itself is usually three hours, the first is sacrament where you partake of the bread and water and renew your baptismal covenants, then you go to Sunday School or gospel Doctrine or Primary depending on you age, then you go to either Relief Society or Young Women's, for girls, or Priesthood for guys. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Casey!
No, we are not all required to serve full-time missions. However we are all asked to be member missionaries, which means that each one of us is a good example of the Church and of Jesus Christ at all times and in everything we do. Men ages 18 and up, and women ages 19 and up are highly encouraged to go on a full-time mission if they are worthy, willing, and able, but it is not a requirement. A mission is like dessert. It is always offered to those who ate their dinner, and it will certainly be delicious, but if you're too full to eat it it's not required. Show more Show less