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Hi I'm Casey

I am a husband, a technology geek, an engineer. I write music. I speak Spanish. I'm friends with everybody, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Electrical Engineer. I love to have fun in any way shape or form (as long as it is "virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.") I love music, both listening to it and making it. Growing up I played the clarinet and saxophone. Now I spend more time playing the guitar, which I love. I also like to play video games, read, make new friends and be happy. I don't think fun or happiness depend much on what you're doing, but who you're with. I come from a big "blended" family, meaning that many families have come together to form mine. I have 8 siblings, so we are 9 in all-4 boys and 5 girls. I have the best wife in the whole world, with whom I am so very happy! I love animals, my favorites are dogs, monkeys, and bearded dragons. I work in the aerospace industry building small satellites and working on satellite radio communications systems.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that it is the truth. As a child my family was not active in the church, meaning they did not actively attend or strive to live the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was 8 years old I was baptized a member of the church, but the truth is, I still didn't know that it was the truth. When I was 13 years old I began to go to church weekly on my own, but I still just did it because I felt like I needed to, not because I knew it was true. My family began to attend church weekly as well and when I was 15 we were sealed in the Manti Temple to be together forever, but I still wasn't sure it was all true. When I was 17 years old I was going through a lot of trials and hardships and I learned what repentance really means. In my struggles with repenting, I began to feel the Savior's love for me and to know that there was more to the church than just going. I began to try to change my life and live in the way that God wanted me to. In June of 2010 I left to serve an LDS mission, which means I went to teach people about Jesus Christ and His teachings and our core beliefs for 2 years in Ecuador. That is where I really learned that the church is true. I gained a testimony that Joseph Smith really was a prophet and that he really was the tool that God used to restore the church. I came to know that the book of Mormon was true and that through it's teachings I could return to live with God and Jesus Christ. I learned that families can, and really will be together forever, and I learned what the Atonement of Jesus Christ really means. God also guided me to my wife and helped me to know that marrying her was the right decision. We strive to live the teachings of Jesus Christ and seek ways to bless others' lives through our actions daily.

How I live my faith

I have been called as a primary teacher in my local ward. That means that every Sunday, my wife and I get to teach 4 and 5 year old children about the gospel of Jesus Christ, and about what we believe in. It may be the most fun and worthwhile church calling I have ever had. Before getting married, I had the opportunity to serve all over. I served as a ward clerk and as an executive secretary, where I was able to help keep our local group organized and plan for activities and events, as well as helping our local leader, the bishop, make appointments to speak with members of our ward as they needed. I was also blessed to serve as a ward mission leader, which means I worked with the local missionaries to coordinate teaching and helping people who were interested in learning more about our church, as well as helping members of our local congregation. I also served as a stake sunday school president, which means I coordinated the instruction of our local sunday school instructors to ensure that they had the support they needed and knew how to teach the sunday school classes in their individual congregations. I served as a missionary, sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and God's Plan of Happiness, with the people of Ecuador from 2010 to 2012. I loved it and was able to learn a lot and to grow closer to God, as well as help others know that their families can be eternal. My wife and I also strive to make spiritual matters a priority in our lives, studying the scriptures together and praying regularly, as well as attending sunday church meetings. I also strive to pray often and study the scriptures daily by myself. I try to apply the things that I learn and to help others to feel loved and welcome. Living my faith has a lot more to do with being than with doing, and I try to be who the Savior wants me to be.