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Hi I'm Casey

I ride horses, scuba dive, bake and crochet... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm a junior attending college, I'm the first of my immediate family to move away from home to attend school. My career goal is to be a Vet. I love horses, especially those of gaited stock: Tennessee Walkers, Fox-trotters, Pasos etc. I like to read good books, draw, listen to music, go running (while listening to music), and try out new food recipes.... I even like to crochet!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by LDS (Mormon) parents, who were in turn raised by parents already in the church. The teachings and principles of the gospel were always been present in my upbringing. However, being born "into" a religion doesn't necessarily mean one is born "converted" to that religion. I never really thought about it too much during my childhood... as far as i knew, everyone around me believed what i was was brought up to believe. It wasn't until i was in my latter teenage years that I actually began to desire to know of a surety of the reality of the gospel. A phrase often heard in church "ask and ye shall receive" really does ring true. As impossibly simplistic as it sounds, that's what i did. I asked my Father in Heaven in prayer to tell me if what i was believing was real, more specifically if the Book of Mormon was true (in the sense that it came from God and he supported it) and if Joseph Smith was really a prophet of God. And you know what? GOD ANSWERED ME!!!!!!!!! I felt in that moment a clarity and peace that i shall never forget. I knew that God was there! I knew the book of Mormon was in fact another testament of Jesus Christ! That Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. i also know that God loves all His children and will answer their questions if they ask Him believing... even hoping for a reply. I continue to follow this path because i have found nothing but good with each step i have taken.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my Sunday meetings as well as the church activities during the week (they're fun- I'd go even if i wasn't a member of the church). I also attend Institute (a church building normally near a college or university its a place dedicated to teaching the gospel and increasing one's faith in the Savior) to help fortify my faith. Not to mention the low key acts of praying to my Father in heaven daily; and reading about his teachings found in: the Book of Mormon, Bible and other modern day scripture. This faith doesn't make me infallible- I continue to make mistakes. I am just trying my best to do what i know to be right.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Casey
The Bible is a treasure. Some of my favorite scriptures come from the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. There is no other book, in my opinion, that depicts the Savior's earthly life in such beauty and detail as the bible does. Not to mention it contains God's dealings with men from the very beginning to after Christ's resurrection. In the Bible we read the words of prophets who foretold of Christ's birth and proclaimed His divinity. These testimonies contained in Bible, coupled with further testimonies found in the Book of Mormon, serve only to strengthen one's faith in Christ and His teachings. Furthermore, if there had been no Bible; Joseph Smith never would have read the words which inspired him to ask God. a wonderful verse found in the New Testament, in the book of James. Chapter 1 verse 5. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Casey
A Prophet is a man who speaks the will of the Lord. It makes sense that a true prophet would be chosen by the Lord Himself. If someone wants to know if a prophet is of God... that person can and should ask God in prayer. I know God will answer them. Show more Show less