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Hi I'm Casey Leavitt

Hi, I am a 33 year old, happily married with 5 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in Utah with all my ancestors being pioneers in the church, I grew up here in Missouri, where Latter-day Saints are a very small percentage of the population. So although my religion makes me different in a few profound ways than nearly everyone around me, I have felt happy and at home with the community of Southwest Missouri. I am the 4th of 15 children. I went to college at Missouri Southern State University and then at Brigham Young University graduating with a bachelors degree in Crop and Soil Science. During college I took 2 years off to serve a proselyting mission for the church in eastern Idaho. Shortly after college I married my lovely wife who I had worked for three years to win over. We have been married 8 years during which time we have had first 1 boy and then 4 girls. We live in a little house that I built next to the home I grew up in. I work with my Dad doing general construction and my wife raises our children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and though I largely didn't like attending as a little boy, I read the Book of Mormon as my parents taught me to, and gained my testimony mainly as a result of that. Keeping Heavenly Fathers commandments and becoming familiar with the ministration of the Holy Ghost has increased my testimony ever since. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's Kingdom on earth and has the authority of to act in his name by Priesthood power that has been put on the earth. Jesus Christ leads this his Church through his prophet today, President Thomas Monson. I am a Mormon because I want to have the blessings that Jesus Christ provides to those who are members of his church and live as he directs them through it, namely, happiness in this life and in the next.

How I live my faith

I try to keep all of the commandments that Jesus Christ has given. I have made covenants with the Lord at baptism, when I received the priesthood, and in the temple. I think about those covenants and strive to live them. Mostly, I try to recognize and obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost helps me to know what to do and what not to do in everyday life. Studying scriptures and the words of Latter-day prophets and priesthood leaders, praying, going to church, and doing my church assignments and callings are also important activities that I strive to make a constant and integral part of my life. Providing for my family and playing with them along with serving others is a very important part of living the gospel without which my other efforts would be worthless. Living a selfless life by always striving to serve others and help them to be happy is the core way of living my religion.