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Hi I'm Catherine

I'm a twin. I'm quarter Italian. I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of three, two younger brothers one of which also happens to be my twin. I love my family, they mean a lot to me and have helped shape me into the person that i am today. I love music and i love to sing. I play the cornet and the tuba, both brass instruments. I am part of the stake choir and have been involved in many school productions. A favorite past time of mine is cooking. My Mum's Dad was Italian and because of this our family has a huge passion for cooking and food. I find cooking really relaxing and stress revealing and it's the best feeling ever when people try your food and their eyes glaze over- joking i don't think I've ever seen any of my friends eyes glaze over haha but all the same i love to cook for people. I currently work as a Health Care Assistant. I go into people's home, usually those who are elderly and assist them with their needs such as helping them get up washed and dressed, cooking meals for them. Assisting them with medication and applying creams etc. I find it a very rewarding job as it allows me to serve. I am currently planning and preparing to serve a mission in the next year :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church by my parents. My Mum and Dad are both converts. Having been raised as a member I've never really known anything different and didn't think myself different to my non-member friends. Both of my parents at a young age made a choice and found out for themselves that the church is true. I have heard many people say that because you're raised in the church you've been brainwashed because you don't know anything different and you're made to go to church. However i like many of my friends who have grown up in the church have all made a conscious decision to find out for ourselves that the Church is true. I don't have a miraculous conversion story or event in my life that signified that the church was true. All i know is that through constant prayer, scripture study, keeping the commandments and attending church i found out for myself that the this was the true church. Over the years throughout high school being the only female member i have come to see the difference it has made in my life. How different i actually am, and that people notice that you are different. It is not easy but it is worth it and brings so much happiness in my life. I love the gospel so much and hope to serve a mission so that i can share the most amazing gift; which is the knowledge that i am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loved me so much that he sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to atone for my sins so that i once more can return to live my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church i have done various callings. I am currently the ward music director. This means I am in charge of all the hymns sung in church meetings. I conduct the music and arrange for musical items during meetings and at special times such as Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day etc. I have served as a member of my Ward Primary Presidency. I currently serve as an adviser in the Young Women's program in charge of Personal Progress. I enjoy my calling immensely helping the young women grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally into beautiful young women. I have have had the privilege of serving as a counselor for EFY (Especially For Youth) three times and will again be doing it this summer. For EFY I am in charge of a group of 10 girls in who i look after and teach. I have had many experiences of being there to comfort and guide them, offering advice. It has to be one the best experiences of my life. I am a Visiting Teacher. Each month I go out with a companion and visit a number of women in which we give them a spiritual message, chat with them see how they are doing and help them with things they maybe struggling with. I also attend institute every week which is a class for the Young Single Adults 18-30 years. As well as doing these things I live my faith by trying to follow the example of the Saviour; being kind and charitable to all those I come into contact with.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Catherine
To answer the question of what are Mormon women like, well there is no direct answer we are all different. I like to think and hope that i come across as kind, thoughtful, charitable, well mannered ; qualities that the Saviour would like us to emulate to become like him. At the same time i am an individual, independent, responsible, studious, fun, crazy but in a good way, always smiling. Something i struggled with growing up is my role as a women in the church. I came to realize that God has a role for each and everyone of us. For me that role includes being a mother and raising a family. At the same time that does not mean that is all that i am to do. I hope to be a high school teacher, serve a mission and do all sorts of things. Men and women are equal in the sight of the Lord. A marriage should be seen as an equal partnership. Both parents are responsible for raising children. "neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” 1 Corinthians 11:11. Show more Show less