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Hi I'm Cassandra

I'm a Canadian. I appreciate the joys of a long road trip to a fun place. I love to create things with my hands. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the edge of a city, nestled right in between suburbia and the bigger properties with room for farm animals. My parents always gave me and my brothers free reign to go exploring the world outside the street we lived on and I loved to tail my older brothers, I never felt like I had to be fast enough to keep up with them, I knew that they would not let me get lost. That applied to more than just exploring. My brothers have done their very best over the years to keep me on track. Just like on biking trips where they could far outstrip me in speed and daring they have been valiant examples of what it means to be strong and diligent in the Gospel. I have a lot of siblings (six brothers and one sister) and I learned a lot from my siblings. Our parents were always there and that's where most of the rules came from originally, but with that many of kids, a lot of learning came from each other. I was blessed to have older siblings who loved their family and weren't afraid to show it. They taught me how to respect those around me and how to respect myself. My family means the world to me. Now I'm the wife of a man I believe to be beyond amazing and we have a little girl on the way. I knew I'd found a gem when he could get along with all my brothers :) I love: watching flat fabric turn into clothes or toys or other useful things under my finger tips, taking bright paper and pictures and creating memory books, and sharing my many variations on banana bread.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who had already accepted the Gospel into their lives, so it has been a part of who I am my whole life. I know that the things taught in this Church are true. I have tested the principles given to me and I have felt the Holy Ghost's influence in my life. When I read my scriptures, and search for my Heavenly Father in the pages I feel the assurance that he cares about me. When I pray with real intent to know my Father's will concerning me I have been given answers. When I feel lost and alone because of poor decisions I make, I know where I can turn for peace and love. I have felt the Saviour's Atonement work miracles in my life. I have felt His forgiveness when I truly repent and His love for me. I know that the Church teaches true doctrine, that if I am faithful to the end I can receive all that the Father hath, and that He wants me to return to Him. I know that my Heavenly Father and Saviour love me and care for me. I know that they want me to return to them. I wish I knew how to express better the love and peace that I feel when I am faithful to the principles that I have been taught. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have that my family can be together through the eternities. I am so grateful for my Father in Heaven who loves me, who loves all of his children.

How I live my faith

I am timid when it comes to volunteering to do things, but I love to have opportunities to serve both in the Church and in the community. during University I was living away from home and I had many opportunities to serve at church. I was called to leadership positions where I planned and organized weekly activities for a group of Young Single Adults. My favourite part of that calling was that I got to meet and love people who I would never have approached otherwise, and I was able to learn valuable lessons from them. I taught in the women's society on one Sunday a month. I loved the opportunity it gave me to listen to the other women, and to get to know them more. Mostly though my service was at home with my room mates. In living with those girls, all of whom were relative strangers before we shared a roof, I had many opportunities to support and love people. I learned to listen more closely and to watch carefully for that moment when someone needed a shoulder to lean on or an ear to borrow. I love those girls so very much and I am so grateful for the opportunity we had to serve and love each other. Now I've moved to another city even farther from my parents and I serve in the Young Women's organization. I love spending time with the teenage girls and seeing how strong they have decided to be in this small city. I prepare lessons, organize and attend activities with the girls, and strive to live my life in such a way that I will be pleased if my daughter, or these wonderful girls I serve with, hears about it. I strive to be a Christ-like person. Loving and kind, firm and steadfast.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is a way to know that no matter how difficult life is sometimes, whatever trials and challenges we're faced with, it is possible. And not only is it possible, but it's possible to go about it joyfully. We believe that God sent us to Earth that we might experience joy. Not fleeting happiness, not pleasure, but Joy. A lasting permeating feeling that no matter how bad it gets, there is someone who loves you and wants you to succeed. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

We do not support same sex marriage, as it contradicts what we believe to be ordained of God. However, that having been said, we believe that every person on this planet is a child of God, who loves them dearly. This belief that all are children of God leads us to love those who practice differently than us. We believe that it is sinful to practice in homosexual behaviours, but we also teach that you should hate the sin and love the sinner, so we teach that it is right to love, befriend, care for, and support everyone in whatever trials they experience. Even if what they are doing does not correlate with what we believe to be moral behaviour. As long as a homosexual person is not acting on those inclinations which we believe to be immoral, they can participate in all the same activities and ordinances that a heterosexual member who is also upholding moral behaviour can. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

The reason family is so important to Church members is that families are where we are able to learn and grow. We learn how to serve, to love, to teach, and to learn. In families we are able to learn how to share joys and sorrows, how to grow from challenges and difficulties that may arise, and how to ask for help. We believe that families are eternal and should be nurtured and cared for so that they will be strong in the eternities. Families are where society begins. without the larger communities, there is still family. Family is where you learn how to treat others and how to act in the world. We believe that families are sacred and should be treated as such. Show more Show less