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Hi I'm Catherine

I love to dance, I love laughing, I love being a missionary in West Virginia and I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I love life! I grew up in Utah and love everything about it. I am the oldest child in my family with two younger sisters who are the best friends anyone could ever ask for. Family is number one in my life. My hobbies are dancing and anything that gets me outside such as hiking, boating, volleyball, and fishing. I went to school at BYU-Idaho and then finished my associates degree in generals at Weber State University. While trying to figure out what I wanted to for me career I decided to serve a full time mission. I am currently serving in the West Virginia, Charleston Mission and I have loved the experiences that I have had. After my mission I hope to become an EFY counselor and go back to school to do something in the medical field. One of the things that I have learned is that life is what you make of it. I try to live life to the fullest and have a positive attitude no matter what may be going on around me. I love service and I have found that that is what brings true happiness in life. I love being a mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reasons why I have stayed with the LDS church. The main reason is that I can't deny that it is true. I know for myself and thinking or doing things otherwise would be hypocritical. The hardest times of my life were the times when I grew the most. When I was 16 years old my best friend passed away. This was very difficult and there were days when I didn't want to get out of bed. The one thing that helped me get through this hard time was knowing that its not the end for our relationship. I will get to see him again and I am excited for when that time comes. Also I have had other experiences where I have had to chose between my friends and my values. This is a tough thing, especially when they are people that you care about so much. I have come to learn what is important to me. I want to be married in the temple someday because I know the blessings are eternal. Family is number one and knowing that I will be with them forever is very comforting. I know that the atonement is real and that Jesus Christ suffered for me personally. When I feel like I am alone or that I can't go on I know that he is there. I know this gospel is one of work and initiative. We came down here to make choices to help us grow and learn. If we want something then we have to ask instead of expecting it to be given to us. I know that when trials come our way it is because our Heavenly Father feels it is time for stretching and growing. I know that the Book of Mormon is real and that it was written for our day. It can solve all of our problems if we would only open the book. I know that patriarchal blessings are real and very personal to each one of us. I am very grateful for mine and encourage everyone to get one. My testimony is my foundation and gives me protection. When I am in a world of turmoil and confusion, my testimony is the one thing that I know to be true.

How I live my faith

My faith is what gets me through life every single day. If I didn't have faith in my Savior then there would be no hope for the future blessings that are in store for me. Having a faith in him means that I do everything that he would have me do and making sure he is proud in the decisions I am making. As a missionary, everything is built upon faith. Without faith I wouldn't be able to do the Lords work. I live my faith by reading my scriptures and praying every single day. I need this to contiually strengthen my testimony and give me peace and strength in this world that we live in. Serving others is another way I live my faith. Going to church and partaking of the sacrament reminds me of the promises I made to my Heavenly Father at baptism and renews my committment to serve him always. I hope that I can be an example to the world by how I live, talk, and reach out to others.