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Hi I'm Cari Ann

I'm an elementary music teacher by day and a temple worker and institute teacher by night. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family with an even larger garden. My dad was a choir teacher so my family practically had its own choir! Music has always been a huge part of my life, but I felt that I wanted a chance to branch out and learn new things so when I went to college I decided I wanted to become a science teacher. I got very involved with the Geology Department at my university, and was given the chance to take a summer job cooking for a Geology expedition. Consequently, I've spent my past three summers living in a tent, cooking over a camp stove, and bathing in cold creeks. As I've studied the creation of the Earth from a scientific perspective, I've realized just how much thought and planning had to go into forming it just perfectly for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it feels good! I'm generally a very happy person, and I've noticed that my happiness seems to be proportional to the time I spend trying to do what God would want me to. Even though life can be hard and bad days come, I always have the comfort of knowing that the Lord is in control of my life and has a plan. I also love my family so much and am so grateful for the knowledge I have that I can be with those I love even after death.

How I live my faith

I love trying to find ways to make other people happy. Jesus Christ was always the perfect example of finding that one person who needed His help, and I try to be like Him. I have searched for opportunities to serve such as anonymously paying class fees, buying groceries, visiting sick friends, baking bread for a neighbor, or even just picking up the trash I find along the sidewalk. I've noticed that when I put a smile on my face to brighten someone else's day, that it ends up lingering long enough to brighten my own!