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Hi I'm Cari

I'm a student, a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a wife. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student trying to figure out what I want to do with my degree. I have taught Statistics as a Teaching Assistant for about a year and I have found that I LOVE math. Math makes sense. If you do it wrong you know it isn't right and it can be fixed. Statistics is a way to see what is and what could be. My favorite hobbies are cooking, bicycling, and most importantly photography! I married my sweetheart after only knowing him for 3 months. Crazy I know, but it works for us. I spent 31 years alone before he came along and I wasn't going to wait any longer to start my life with him.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents were visited by Mormon missionaries who taught them about the Book of Mormon and Jesus Christ. My grandmother on my mother's side was especially impressed by the doctrine that little children are automatically saved and go to live with God if they die, even if they have not been baptized. My father and mother met at church and after a time they decided to get married. I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). But this is not why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon, attended church, and many fun and uplifting activities designed to bring me closer to God and Jesus Christ. I have probably read the Book of Mormon more than 50 times since I started at a young age. Each time that I read it I feel closer to God. I feel a peace and security that I have not felt when reading or experiencing any other thing. The words in the Book of Mormon teach me how to be close to Christ. I had an experience when I was in my teenage years that solidified my feelings about the Mormon faith. I felt very low and didn't feel loved. I prayed to God to know if He loved me. The answer I got was a feeling that I should read the Book of Mormon. I fought the feeling at first because I had already read a little that day. But the feeling kept pressing me. So I opened up the book and started to read in a book called Helaman in chapter 5. As I read I didn't see how this was for me until I read these words: "and it came to pass that there came a voice unto them, yeah a pleasant voice, as if it were a whisper saying: peace peace be unto you because of your faith in my Well Beloved who was from the foundation of the world." As I read these words my heart started to feel warm and it was as if these words were written just for me. I felt peace come over me like a warm blanket and I knew that God knew me and loved me. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am able to live my faith by visiting the women in my area and seeing what their needs are. I love to visit them and to share stories about how Christ has influenced our lives. It is a wonderful way to keep in touch and to grow closer to my neighbors. I also help organize monthly activities for the women in our congregation. These activities are designed to help us to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ, strengthen home and family, and give service in our community.