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Hi I'm Cassie

I'm an obsessive reader, musician extraordinaire, big sister--and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days practicing violin, doing homework, practicing piano, doing homework, reading, doing homework, and occasionally plodding out a few sentences in my outline of an outline of a novel. (I'm up to chapter 36- but when there's only one sentence per chapter, it doesn't feel very fulfilling.) My nights are spent warding off my hyperactive 5-year-old brother, who doesn't understand the concept of 'bedtime'. ;-D I have a half-drawn mural on my bedroom wall because I can't figure out how to erase it. I have more knitting needles than I know what to do with, and I have brought them to school on occasion. The wall in front of my desk is covered with sticky notes- I learned my lesson after the mural. I'm wierd and wacky. I'm an aspiring novelist and a musician in training. Am I a Mormon? You bet I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been LDS all my life. The people in my ward are always wonderful, and I can't imagine life without them. No matter if there's a wedding, a party, a baptism, or someone new moving into the neighborhood, there's always someone to help out. The Book of Mormon has been called the keystone of our religion, and it's so true. When I read it, I'm always drawn into the stories- missionaries, miracles, battles galore. Every time I read about some new plot to kill the Chief judge-there's a lot of them-or every time the king of some country gets overthrown, I get more interested. It's not just the stories, either- I really enjoy learning about the Plan of Salvation, and the lessons on living your life are so worthwhile. I love being in this church.

How I live my faith

I'm in the Young Women's group, for girls 12-18, and every Wednesday we get together for a fun activity. Every Sunday, I go to church with my ward. Besides this, I live my faith by working with my family, wearing modest clothes, and reading scriptures/praying every night. I'm working to get a good education so I can help take care of my family when I'm older, and I try to bring the spirit into everything I do.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Cassie
Serving a mission is not a requirement for membership in the church. For instance, some people with disabilities or other hardships might find it impossible to serve a mission. However, it's not usually a question of 'Do I HAVE to do it?'. I've never met a missionary who didn't enjoy his or her mission--never met a missionary who didn't call their mission the best two years of their life, in fact. By serving full-time missions, members of the church are showing their love for the gospel by sharing it with others, and they are unfailingly blessed for this. Is it a requirement? No. Is it a wonderful experience? Absolutely. Show more Show less