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Hi I'm Carissa

I'm a mother and a wife. I'm a sister and an aunt. I love singing, eating candy and reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three children. I am also a triplet, with two sisters who look exactly like me. It's like having two of my best friends who are also related to me! I love to cook and bake, especially if there is chocolate involved. I am a budding photographer and blogger. Most of my days are spent with my children and my family and I wouldn't ask for anything else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints so I've been a member my whole life. I've never known anything different and always tried to follow what the prophet and scriptures taught me. This doesn't mean, though, that I just went along with everything blindly. I have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and through my own personal study and prayer I came to know that the gospel of Jesus Christ and the scriptures are true. I know this, without a doubt, and the peace that it gives me makes me a better person every day. Knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and wants me to return to Him someday makes my choices that much easier because I know in my heart what He expects of me. Knowing that my family is eternal is the most amazing gift He has given me because if I were separated from my children at death it would make this life meaningless. The gospel has made my life worth living and it doesn't matter what I don't get to do, all I care about is what I can do and make sure I do that with honesty, integity and love. And that is what the Church teaches us- peace, joy, and love.

How I live my faith

I have been assigned to teach the youth. I teach the girls aged 14 and 15. Each Sunday I have an hour with these remarkable young women, and it enriches my life more than theirs I'm sure. In preparing each lesson, I learn so much more than I knew before and my testimony grows. It's amazing to hear what these young women have to say as well and I love hearing their insight. I also attend youth night each week and plan and participate in activites. Sometimes we learn a new skill, or perform a service project, or sometimes we just have fun doing silly things. It provides an atmosphere of love and acceptance for the youth and I always leave feeling so happy.