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Hi I'm Caroline

I love animals, I'm a student,I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Caroline. I grew up in Arizona. I am a college student in Utah. I am studying to be a teacher. I love history, literature, art, and music. I have three siblings and two step-siblings who are very important to me. I enjoy being outdoors and I do a lot of hiking and camping. I have been on several backpacking trips in the Western United States. I also like to quilt, sew, embroider, paint, draw, dance, sing, and write poetry, essays and short stories.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I have read it several times, I have prayed to ask if The Book of Mormon is God's word and He has testified to me by the Holy Spirit that it is. I cannot deny that knowledge any more than I can deny my own breath. I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and powerful. He suffered and died for us so that we learn and grow and change and become like Him. He loves us more than we can possibly imagine. I can feel of His love for me and it is real and powerful. I know that He loves each of His children unconditionally. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His church.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve a Mission teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the state of Washington! I research the lives of my ancestors so that I can perform sacred ordinances like baptism on their behalf. I participate in service activities with the members of my congregation and the community.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Caroline
Gender is a sacred and eternal part of a person's identity. Women and men are not the same. Heavenly Father gives us different responsibilities. The gift of womanhood is sacred and powerful. The influence that we have in our homes, communities, and our church is profound. In recent years, wonderful opportunities have extended to women in Western culture. We are considered equals with men, which is how it ought to be. We respect men and honor them and their responsibilities as they honor us and ours. Righteous men honor women and value them. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God. Our roles supplement each other like two angles that together make a line in geometry. Two people with different roles can accomplish and learn what one person cannot. We are meant to rely on one another and build each other. Not giving women the priesthood is not evidence of a lack of love or respect for women any more than not giving men the ability to bear children is evidence of a lack of love or respect for men. We are equals. We are loved equally by our Heavenly Father, and we have equal potential for happiness in this life and in the next. That does not mean that we have to be the same. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Caroline
This is a brilliant talk given by the Apostle Boyd K. Packer. https://www.lds.org/youth/article/the-mediator-jesus-christ?lang=eng I really like this talk given by Professor Brad Wilcox at Brigham Young University. http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966 Grace is the means by which men are saved. Without it, we cannot repent, we cannot receive mercy, we cannot become like our Heavenly Father. The Grace of Jesus Christ covers all of our imperfections and mistakes. Christ suffered for all of our mistakes and enables us to become what He wants us to become. Our use of Grace is up to us and conditional upon our willingness to repent and follow Him to the best of our abilities. He will not force us to obey or to become like Him. He gives us our will, but we cannot become like Him if we do not repent. We in no way repay Christ or earn our Salvation, we show by our works and our repentance that we are trying- that we want Him to help us to become like Him. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Caroline
In the temple we make sacred covenants with the Lord that extend beyond those we make at baptism. We cannot make these covenants and keep them unless we are keeping the covenants we made when we were baptized. All people are invited to enter the temple under these requirements. We encourage all people to make the covenants necessary to enter the temple. In the temple we learn the truths of Eternity and gain strength to follow the Lord and keep His commandments. We wish for these blessings to be extended to all people, living and dead and we perform the ordinances of salvation for our ancestors in proxy in the temple so that they can receive these blessings. Show more Show less