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Hi I'm Cate

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Denver area, I'm married, and we are the proud "parents" of four cats. I do not intend to have children. I converted in 2011. I work for the State at a University. I'm on hiatus from studying Business online, started college for the 2nd time at the age of 34. I am now 39 (2015).

Why I am a Mormon

Missionaries knocked on my door in 2011, and I had a good Mormon friend some years ago. It was finally time to commit to something bigger than myself, and to change for the better. The Book of Mormon clearly has the same Author as the Bible, and I know they're both True. I greatly enjoy and appreciate the home/visiting teaching aspect a great deal. I know for certain, now, that I have Purpose here in this life, and that there is ALWAYS reason for Hope. The Members of my Ward have always been kind; complete strangers welcomed me & shook my hand! I've developed wonderful, lasting, healthy relationships with other Members that I cherish a great deal. The Council offered by our Authorities is always helpful and deepens my faith and understanding. I have received confirmation of many things by the Holy Spirit, and have discovered many things that I used to take for granted are blessings from Heavenly Father. Whenever I look, I can find evidence that God is Real, He loves & knows us all personally. I can see that He is always offering help and solace, always has, and always will. I appreciate that in all of this, I have Agency: I can always CHOOSE FOR MYSELF what to do, how to respond, and how to improve myself.

How I live my faith

I pray and read Scripture daily. I attend Sunday Services and try to learn something new nearly every day. I look forward to visiting others as a Visiting Teacher and appreciate both my Visiting and Home Teachers a great deal. I'm learning to share my faith with those who are not Members, and continue to be reminded of the many wonderful reasons I became a Member. I have been to the Temple a few times, and intend to begin attending regularly sometime soon.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

It is important that we conduct ourselves in a manner that does not expose us to unnecessary temptation. Alcohol, tobacco, coffee & tea (and other caffeinated drinks) and illegal drugs decrease our ability to judge right from wrong and to choose the right. That lack of judgment and strength of character tends to lead us into or to accept temptations. Show more Show less