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Hi I'm Carisa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 6 children ages 12-0, currently I homeschool the oldest 4. We moved away from all our family and known associates (1500 miles away), not for any reason other than we felt God prompting us to go to our current location. Many in our family are not of our faith and they thought our reason for moving was madness, but we are happy and adjusting to life as a "Hoosier" rather well. I still don't know what a "Hoosier" is, but the city I live in is alive with good people who love God and serve each other, so if that is what a Hoosier is, then I hope to be counted as one! Life as a homeschool mother with babies is tough, but very rewarding. My faith and the blessings I receive from it keeps me going and heading in the right direction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a mother who was converted in highschool. I was raised as a Latter Day Saint. When I left home, I let go of my beliefs for a time. I was brought back to the gospel by a mother who never gave up praying for my safe return. I am a literal story of the prodigal son. My faith has only gotten stronger since then and my joy is to be a mormon. I married my best friend in the temple and that was the beginning of the happiest days of my life. I have an eternal family and a full knowledge of the gospel available to me. I work hard everyday at achieving the goal of eternal happiness with my Savior and family. Each day is a precious gift and living worthily of the blessings I receive each day is what keeps me pressing on. I know what life would be like without this gospel and way of life. I have experienced it. I choose this path, for it is what puts me at peace and makes me happy each and every day.

How I live my faith

I have served many different ways in the church. I have taught the babies, elementary age children, and teenage girls. I have served with the boyscouts and cubscouts. I teach, as a friend, a few women a month as a visiting teacher and help to serve them as best I can. And currently I lead the music in the third hour class on Sundays for just the women. I like to participate in the choir when I can.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jesus Christ served all people from all different circumstances. To be a disciple of him, we serve all people, no matter what religion, race, or life circumstance. We try to help others learn to help themselves as well as acts of pure charity as Jesus also did. Show more Show less