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Hi I'm Cathy

I am a registered nurse and I love everything Southern. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a part time job as a nurse for a home health provider. I am the daughter, wife and mother of an attorney. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters and am a grandmother. My children have all been involved in youth sports and we love to do things together as a family. Our favorite vacation spot is Orlando FL. My youngest son is serving a mission in Fresno California. I attended a protestant church as a child but joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my family when I was 9 years old. I have been married for 34 years to a 4th generation Southern Mormon. I love to cook, attend sporting events, do crossword puzzles and read.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was baptized, it was because my family was and I wanted to do what they did. Over the years, however, I have come to know for myself that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that he received an ancient record that he translated and is now what we know as the Book of Mormon. I have read it and prayed about its truthfulness. I know it is true because of the sweet peaceful feeling that I feel when I read and ponder. I know that there is a living prophet on the earth today just as there was in biblical times. He is in touch with the very real issues today that may cause us pain if we were to embrace them. He is a watchman on the tower and warns of things that could destroy families. I have spent a great deal of time thinking about life after death as I have had two close family members die in the past few years. I know I will see them again and live with them again in the flesh. The doctrine of the Resurrection is true and is a gift for all mankind. This knowledge brings me so much comfort.

How I live my faith

I love attending church on Sundays. Previously, I worked with the youth and young single adults of the church for many years. I feel that God has blessed me with a deep love for young people. For several years though, I have been teaching adults in Sunday School. I love to study the scriptures and ponder their meaning to me personally. Because I live in an area that does not have a large LDS population, I get opportunities often to explain principles of my faith. I love to testify of my knowledge of the Plan of Happiness and of life beyond this life where families can be together forever. Knowing that people judge our Church by the actions of the members that they know always makes me pause in making decisions in how I should conduct myself. I want to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ in all that I do.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

No one is ever asked to believe someone else's testimony. Because God loves each of us individually, He has provided a way for every person to know for themselves whether or not Joseph Smith is a true prophet or whether the Book of Mormon is true. The invitation is in the book of Moroni 10:3-5 to read the Book of Mormon and then ask God with a sincere heart if it is true. The power of the Holy Ghost will allow us to know the truth of all things. Once a person prays and feels the promptings of the Holy Ghost, he must continue to study and pray about the things he learns. Testimonies do not come from miraculous events but from the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons look upon all men and women as their brothers and sisters. We are a world wide church that is committed to provide assistance for those in need whatever the circumstance. We are commissioned to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide for the widow, comfort the afflicted of all walks of life and all religions. Following the example of the great servant, Jesus Christ, our church quietly, without fanfare sends help to every nation in the world and to all races and religions when the need arises. Show more Show less