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Hi I'm Caitrin

Strangers think my name is Caitlin, my sister calls me K-Train, but mostly I go by Caitrin. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a daughter and a big sister. I grew up in northern California until I left the nest to go to college in Hawaii. I'm not exactly a beach girl but, in between my studying, I fell in love with Hawaii's people, culture, music, and north shore beaches. After finishing two semesters, I took a leap of faith and left my new-found paradise for a university in Utah. I'm not a comedian, singer, globetrotter, or photographer but I love laughing, singing, travelling, and taking pictures. I'll admit, I'm not very good at telling jokes, I often blame the radio when I mix up the words to a song, my list of places I want to visit is constantly growing, and the majority of my pictures come out blurry. Lucky for me I have a loving family and great friends who put up with my punch line-less jokes, endless supply of quirky song lyrics, impractical requests to hide in their luggage, and subconscious goal to take a picture of everything. Maybe someday I'll learn how to tell a funny joke, get the words right when I sing with the radio, travel to far lands, and take decent pictures, but for now, I'm just a college student and a wannabe math teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

Not too long ago, there was a young college student who was searching for a religion that she believed was true. She was 21 and temporarily living in Colorado for a summer job. Because she was living by herself she didn't typically answer the door for strangers, but one day after hearing a knock at the door, the scripture, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" (Hebrews 13:2) popped into her head. She decided to answer the door and when she did, she found two young men hoping to share their religious beliefs. This young lady is now my mom and the two men were full-time Mormon missionaries. My mom quickly gained a testimony of the doctrines the missionaries taught and soon became a member. I'm a Mormon because I know that everything the church teaches is true. I know that Heavenly Father loves every one of His children. His love is unconditional. I know that Jesus Christ gave His life to save ours. His life on earth was challenging but He loves each of us so much that He was willing to suffer and die at the hands of His brothers and sisters for his brothers and sisters. I know that after Christ was resurrected, He visited the Americas and taught the people there— these accounts are given in the Book of Mormon. I know that the prophet and apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are just like the ones found in the Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon and the words they speak today are from God.

How I live my faith

We are literally sons and daughters of Heavenly Father and we have an older brother, Jesus Christ who sacrificed His life for yours and mine because we are priceless to Them. When Christ came to the earth, He set an example, a perfect example, of how to serve others. Some of my favorite hours in the week are the ones I spend Sunday afternoon in one of the local nursing homes. My friends and I visit with the patients and sing hymns for them. We hope that our songs lift their spirits because they always lift ours. Music, especially hymns, have the power to touch people’s hearts with comfort and help them feel God's love. No matter where I've lived, I've been blessed with opportunities to serve in my wards through different responsibilities that I've had. There are always opportunities to help those around us and when we seize those opportunities we're following in the footsteps of Christ and coming to know Him. To me, service is the perfect way to share my faith in a loving Heavenly Father with everyone.

Are Mormons Christians?

Caitrin
We are Christians; we believe in Jesus Christ and believe that He is the Son of God. He came to the earth and because of His sacrifice, He is our Savior and Redeemer. Our teachings come from the teachings of Jesus Christ and we strive to follow His example. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Caitrin
We believe that our time on earth is meant to experience joy and that we can find true joy by knowing our Heavenly Father and His plan of happiness and by following His commandments. So, we try our best to participate in activities that bring us and our families closer to Him. Families are our first priority, so we do all that we can to strengthen our families and make time to spend together. On Sundays we go to church to take the Sacrament which reminds us of Christ's sacrifice and cleanses us of sins that we repent of. Because Sunday is our Sabbath day, we keep it holy by focusing our attention on our spiritual growth. During the week, we pray and read scriptures and sometimes attend extra church activities as we try to always remember the Savior and Heavenly Father. We strive to keep the commandments and try to share God's love with everyone through service and missionary work. Almost all members have have some sort of calling or duty in the church, whether it be preparing a handout with announcements of schedule of our Sacrament service or teaching Sunday school. Show more Show less