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Hi I'm Mary Cate

I'm a daughter. I'm a student. I'm a singer. I'm a Southern, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. The best way of communication with me is through music. I listen to music with my heart, and when I play or sing I feel uplifted and happy. I love to read. I have the talent of losing myself in a book; I can see the world or the place the author describes and can put myself in the story. It's like I'm in one of my favorite movies experiencing the story first hand. I also love to create things. Anything that I build with my own two hands I am proud of because I had a part in creating it. I love it when I create something beautiful and intricate even though it takes forever and usually is not as good as I envision it in my head ha ha. I love to sing, I love to dance, I love to laugh (usually it's at myself). I love things that make me happy and do my best not to care if I look silly. I'm just a girl trying my best to make a life that I can be proud of when I am done with this small part of my eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in eternal families. I know that I am a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven. I believe in the Atonement; that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He gave His life for me and those I love and those I don't know so that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father again. I believe that the loving Father I know did not stop speaking to and guiding His children 2000 years ago when the prophet and apostles of that time died; I believe He still directs us through modern day prophets and apostles that He chose, and because I believe in that I believe there is modern day revelation like the Book of Mormon. After reading it and realizing how the Book of Mormon changed my life, I know that the Book of Mormon is true as well and strengthens the truthfulness of the Bible as well. I believe in my Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit. I love my Heavenly Father, and the best way I can show Him my love is by following Him in His church. I am a Mormon because I love my Father.

How I live my faith

Maintaining your faith and being a student at a university is not the easiest thing but they way I keep my faith is by at least reading my scriptures, praying, and going to church. In my church, I have a calling which is basically a volunteer position that God calls you to fulfill through His chosen leaders. My calling is to represent the young single adults within our area and plan activities that get them more involved and feeling welcomed in our church. My calling gives me a purpose and also helps me to be more diligent in reaching out to others and helping others feel the Spirit. Which means I have to be ready and prepared to help them in any way I can. To do so I have to be in good enough place for me to feel the direction from my Heavenly Father. I live my faith in a way that allows me to feel close to my Heavenly Father.

Are Mormons Christians?

Mary Cate
Yes. Christ is in every part of our religion. He is in the name (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), He is in the entirety of our scriptures (and that includes the Bible I might add), in our principles. Christ is the foundation of our church. We follow Him and are therefore Christians. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Mary Cate
No. The Church does not endorse political parties but does strongly encourage us to participate fully in political, governmental, and community affairs. In other words, it's left up to the individual who they will vote for or support but the church as a whole does not endorse any single party. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Mary Cate
It has never sat well with me, the thought that Heavenly Father would deny someone entering Heaven just because he/she was born in the wrong place or time. The Father I know gives an unlimited amount of chances to those who know about Him and have heard the Gospel to repent and come unto Him. So why would He condemn even one of His children just because they never had the opportunity to learn of Him? Also to be baptized, you need a body. So we stand in for those who have died so they can be baptized. It is a very sweet and sacred service we are able to do for loved ones who have passed on. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Mary Cate
We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. He is our Savior through the Atonement when He took upon Himself all of the sins of every child of Heavenly Father, sacrificed His life for us, and was resurrected; allowing us to reunite with our bodies again. All after He lived a perfect (sinless) life here on earth. We also believe He created the earth under the direction of Heavenly Father. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, and our Creator. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Mary Cate
We are called Mormons because we believe in the Book of Mormon, and in the reestablishment of our church people who were not members gave us that nickname. The true name is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and are more correctly nicknamed as "Latter Day Saints" rather than "Mormon". Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Mary Cate
There was not one single man that wrote the Book of Mormon. It is a collection of writings of different prophets and record keepers (like the Bible) that lived in the Americas. It was compiled by Mormon (like how Moses compiled parts of the Old Testament), and finished by his son Moroni after Mormon died. Then translated by the power of God through Joseph Smith. It is named after Mormon because he was one of the last prophets to write in it. Show more Show less