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Hi I'm Carissa.

I grew up in Snowflake, Arizona. I am a recent college graduate, certified teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a Mormon all of my life: I was born into a Mormon family in a Mormon community. Living in a small town offered me the opportunity to play several sports throughout my life (volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and softball) and I love to play them in my spare time with friends. I also enjoy re-finishing antique furniture and making things beautiful again. I have recently graduated college and am a certified teacher. Working with children is very rewarding and I enjoy it immensely. Above all, I love to laugh and smile!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been blessed to grow up in a Mormon family and have a knowledge of the truthfulness of this gospel and I attribute much of my testimony to the faithfulness of my parents. In everything that my parents taught me there was an eternal principle to be found. They always gave me the opportunity to make my testimony my own. I was never forced to go to church or be baptized. Because they lived righteous lives and taught me the importance of living a Christ-centered life, I was able to know how to ask if I believed the church was true. I am a Mormon because of the sweet and often assurances that; God loves me, I am his daughter, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins, Joseph Smith was a true prophet, the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ, and this church is being guided today by those that have authority from God to do so. I love this church because of the ability I have to always become better and return to my Father in Heaven someday.

How I live my faith

I am currently attending a Young Single Adult ward. The YSA wards have a special approach that allow young single people to attend several activities each week including Family Home Evening, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, dances, and occasional regional activities. All of these activities keep me active and I enjoy spending time with my other single friends. I have been asked to create a bulletin outlining the program every Sunday. The bulletin includes announcements of upcoming events so that the singles can stay informed about all of the activities that are going on. I enjoy putting the bulletin together because it keeps me informed. When I am at work, I do not necessarily tell my co-workers that I am a Mormon. I simply live the part. Participating in uplifting conversations, dressing modestly, and putting healthy things into my body keep me happy and open to spiritual experiences. I love being a Mormon!