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Hi I'm Caren

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother of three grown children and grandmother to 4 darling little girls. I'm an artist and enjoy sewing and quilting and baking if the mood strikes me.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when I was three, and my father did not, so we went to church as often as we could/he would allow. As I became a teenager, I only wanted more activity in the church and took a more active role in getting myself to church and activities. It wasn't for the socializing - there were no boys my age and only 2 girls my age who rarely came. I wanted to go to church and church activities because I had had direct answers to prayers, moments of inspiration and knowledge that couldn't come from any other source and had felt distinct comfortings of the Spririt. Then one day, during an early morning seminary class in my senior year of highschool, as my teacher bore his testimony that Jesus was the Son of God, that He'd died for my sins and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was His church with the same authorities and truths that He'd established during his lifetime, it was as if the Spirit was raining down on me, tesitifying that what he said was true. It was almost a physical experience, as if waves of truth were pouring down on me again and again. That knowledge and experience has been an anchor for me for the rest of my life. A year later, my parents divorced and I reeled from that for the next year, fighting off bitterness and despondency, and totally unrelated to their divorce, faced the most intense temptations of my life, as I was becoming more independent and was introduced to new people, their lifestyles and their vices. I never left my standards, though intensesly tempted to do so, and remained faithful to the truths that had been revealed to me. Although during that time, when I felt more accepted by my new friends than even the well meaning members of my ward, I didn't waiver in my attendance or commitment to church callings and assignments. I knew what was true and no individual, substance or experience could change it from being true. Truth continues to guide me through the ups and downs of life.

How I live my faith

I try to be a loving daughter to my out of state parents and email them regularly and call each of them at least weekly. I try to be a patient and loving wife and mother and try to support them each in their various pursuits. I try to be patient and considerate of others while in public, driving, shopping etc. I attend my church meetings and have served and currently serve in a wide variety of capacities. I try to participate in fulfilling the many individual or family needs that arise within our congregation- meals for families of new babies, funeral luncheons, etc, as time will allow.