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Hi I'm Caitlyn

I'm a school psychology graduate student. I'm a convert and served a Spanish speaking mission. I believe in Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a graduate student at the University of Arizona in Tucson. I have a desire to help families and children through psychology in both the English and Spanish language. My husband is studying medicine at the University of Arizona also. I spend my time with my husband, family, and friends, in church activities, and studying for class. I played collegiate volleyball for four years, and that taught me a lot about teamwork and leadership. I love to exercise and develop new talents. Missionary work is a huge passion of mine, especially since I am a convert and have family members that are not members of our faith. Relationships are so important in this life, especially our relationship with Heavenly Father and Christ. I love movies, music, art, and athletics. Smiling and laughing are great.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of this faith, to devote myself to our Savior. Growing up, I knew that God lived but I never developed a strong relationship with Him. My family rarely talked about Christ, I prayed with repetition, and I was hesitant to study the Gospel. My parents are from a Catholic background, but fell away. I was never baptized as a baby, and that brought anxiety because many of my peers had been baptized and worried about my salvation. New hope flooded my mind when my sister was baptized in the LDS church at age 19. She was happy after her decision to dedicate her life to Christ. This motivated me. In high school I began attending a non denominational Christian church and felt the Spirit strongly during one lesson about whether Christ would recognize me if we interacted. I knew the answer was no because I had not made an effort to get to know Him and open myself up to Him. After that lesson, I joined a New Testament bible study and met with a teacher. I had trouble understanding who Christ was through the teachings of the Bible study. It was then that I made LDS friends in my highschool. I started to go to LDS activities with them and enjoy the Spirit I felt. Once I entered college, I attended church regularly before meeting with the missionaries. I loved the two sister missionaries because I truly felt the love of God through them and they taught me Gospel truth that made everything clear. My confusion of who Christ was vanished through the teachings of the Book of Mormon. It was amazing to me to discover how the Book of Mormon and Bible compliment eachother to share the teachings of Christ. I realized my potential as a child of God and my purpose on this earth. I developed a desire to follow the example of Christ and be baptized. It was such a special day! I now strive to keep that Spirit strong in my life through prayer, scripture study, church attendance and temple worship.

How I live my faith

Once I was baptized at age 19 I wanted to share the message of the Atonement and the Restoration of Christ's church with everyone! I believe that missionary work is a great way to live my faith. I decided to take a break from school and collegiate volleyball to serve the Lord in a full-time mission. I served stateside in the Spanish language and loved every minute of it. Seeing others change through the Atonement was an amazing experience. After I finished my mission I married Ross, finish my collegiate volleyball career, and completed my undergraduate studies. Now that I am married, I continue to strengthen my testimony daily by prayer and scripture study. I love attending church meetings and classes at the institute weekly. I continue to do missionary work through my church callings and with my family. I hope that they can continue to see my happiness and have the desire to find that happiness in their lives through accepting the gospel. I strive to remain close to the Lord and do His will.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are so important because they can be Eternal through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We learn and grow in our families and experience love. We were meant to have families in this life, patterned after our Heavenly families with Heavenly Father. We learn the important roles and how to serve and teach. Show more Show less