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Hi I'm Casey

I'm a student body officer at my university. I love agriculture and business. I spend my spare time hunting and fishing.

About Me

I grew up on a farm raising show cattle and hay in beautiful Cache Valley Utah. I love being outside doing things with my hands. As a college student, I enjoy being involved on campus as a student body officer; people tell me I'm really busy, but its nice to feel productive. More than anything though, I love spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

It doesn't matter if you were born into the church or chose to become a member latter in life. At some point, each one of us has to find out for ourselves if this Church is everything it claims to be. That takes asking our Father in Heaven for the truth that he has promised to give humble willing seekers. I did that! I asked if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if we have a prophet today. My answer didn't come all at once, but the more I studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the more I realized that there is no other explanation to my deepest desires and questions such as: what is my purpose in life and what is my fullest potential, what is the purpose of families and can they really be together forever, and if my Father in Heaven really does love and care about me, will he talk to me. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are the same yesterday, today, and forever. I have found when I live the doctrine of my faith, not just the social aspect, I have enjoyed the happiest times of my life and I know that anyone who wants peace and happiness in their lives can find it by seeking out and living the doctrine taught by Jesus Christ which can be found in the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

How I live my faith

Being a follower of Jesus Christ is more than just a one day-a-week event. Christ didn't take days off, so neither will I. Today and everyday I follow the example of Christ by living according to his teaching and trying to learn and apply his attributes into my whole life. Like Peter said in 1 Peter 2:21, "Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow in his steps." So everyday I try to be more patience with those around me, show more Christlike love, or charity, to those I interact with each day, and I do everything I can to serve everyone around me. Some days I don't do as well as I would like, but because of the atonement of Christ, I can try again the next day.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Casey
God is our Father in Heaven. He is the Father of our spirits, we were created in his image. So he looks like us! He has a body that is tangible and perfect. He is a perfect parent, knowing exactly how to show mercy to his children who he loves so very much while at the same time knowing how to be perfectly just. He wants to help us through this life, but he can't force his way into our own lives, we must come to him. He gives commandments, just like most parents, and desires that we will obey. It is always our own choice to follow them, but we are always much more happy when we do what God asks us to. His whole goal is to bring about our own perfection, that we might grow up to become like him. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Casey
I love the outdoors and I love working with animals. Every spring, when new baby calves are born, I get to witness the miracle of life. As I have observed life entering and leaving this world, I am convinced that there is too much going on to just be coincidence. There is no way those new baby animals could have "evolved" from a single cell organism. I also love spending times in the mountains and there too, I see too much that just seems to work out. There is something more controlling out there than just nature. Show more Show less