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Hi I'm Cari

I grew up in South Carolina. I'm studying geology at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying geology and chemistry: I love learning about how the world works! I read, hike, and watch movies in my free time. My favorite authors are Jane Austin and Terry Pratchett. I love the application of imagination in science (and the use of science in imagination) and how many doors can be opened by a creative viewpoint.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a third generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ. My parents are devout members and have always been very active in church service. As I grew up, they taught me to think and consider the doctrines of the Church, to decide for myself if they were true. I have always prayed, but things changed about halfway through high school. I began to wonder what I wanted to do with my life and I knew that I didn't want to make that decision without my Heavenly Father. My prayers became more sincere and I felt the love my Father in Heaven has for me, and also His concern for the things I cared deeply about. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know it to be organized by God for my benefit and so I can benefit others.

How I live my faith

The Church offers many opportunities to serve and be served. In the past I have taught four year-old's, been part of a committee for providing service in my college wards, and teaching the ladies in my family ward. As a teenager, I have had opportunities to help plan execute Wednesday night activities for the teenagers in my ward. I have also been able to participate beyond my formal callings (jobs or positions assigned to me). This past summer I was able to help a struggling family by watching their young children when the father broke his back while working. Similar opportunities to serve have also come my way, though usually in less dire circumstances. These experiences have been so fulfilling and have taught me to have a greater appreciation for my talents.