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Hi I'm Carrie

I have lived in Arizona my whole life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my high school sweet heart for almost 23 years and am still totally in love! I was very blessed to be a stay at home mom while my kids were younger and spend a lot of time with them. My kids each have their own unique individuality and we have experienced public school, charter school, online school, and home school opportunities together. I absolutely love being their mother! Now that they are older I have gone to work as a receptionist in a CPA firm. Director of First Impressions - that's me. :) I try to spend each day with a smile on my face and hope it is contagious!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up my family didn't go to church. We didn't talk about God at all. If religion was referred to, it was generally in a negative context. I always felt a little bit lonely inside but I didn't know why. When I was a senior in high school I had a friend share a cassette tape with me called "The Purpose of Life". It shared the Gospel in simple conversations and music. My friend also invited me to the Visitor's Center at the temple. I loved the feeling of peace I felt in the Visitor's Center and I began reading the Book of Mormon and listening to the cassette tape each night before going to bed. It was such a good way to end my day and give me good things to think about as I was going to sleep. I started to feel the love of my Savior and fill the lonely space inside. I went to her house to have the missionary discussions and learn more about the church. I was baptized in June shortly after graduation from high school. My life is so full of joy and an understanding of my purpose here on earth. I cannot even imagine where I would be or who I would be without the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I have served in many different areas of the church, working with the children and with adults. Each new job I have teaches me to be a better person and to love and help others. My favorite is working with the children and seeing their bright little faces glowing with a love for their families and their Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ. Right now I teach the women once a month. At first I was very nervous to get up in front of them, but they are all so supportive and genuinely care about me and want me to succeed. We really all teach each other as we discuss the Gospel topics.