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Hi I'm Cassie

I grew up in the mountains of Arizona. I love playing the piano and reading historical fiction novels. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the last of seven children, six of which are girls. I grew up in rural Arizona surrounded by beautiful mountains. I love to learn! I am currently a student of Brigham Young University studying Family Life. Music means the world to me. I love oldies from the 50's and 60's, country, instrumental, gospel, religious, and pop. One of my favorite things to do is to sing and play the piano at the same time. I also really enjoy crafts like crocheting, sewing, embroidery, and basically anything with instructions. Soccer and racquetball are the only sports that I play but I love to country dance. People are very important to me! I love my family and have been blessed with many wonderful friends. Nothing can beat a good conversation with someone you love. I also get very passionate about history and love to read and talk about it. So much can be learned from history!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and so were my parents for me. I have had my whole life to learn and decide if this religion in true. When I was 14 I read the Book of Mormon on my own for the first time in addition to the Work and the Glory series which is about Mormon pioneers. As I read about all the Joseph Smith went through to give me the Book of Mormon and to restore the Lord's church I felt a warm feeling in my heart. It brought tears to my eyes and felt so right. It was almost like I could feel my Savior's love for me through the actions of Joseph Smith. Once I finished both books I decided to take the challenge at the end of the Book of Mormon to pray and ask God if it was true. I prayed and prayed but nothing tremendous happened. Finally the thought came into my head that maybe I needed to be patient. That was not the answer that I wanted but I went on living the principles of the gospel. It wasn't two years later before all of the sudden I realized that I knew with all my heart that this church was true. I did not know specifically when it hit me but it must have been subtly growing inside me. I know that I was blessed with this knowledge and testimony because I followed the counsel in St. John 7:17. The only way to know whether it is true or not is to try it out, live the principles, read the scriptures, pray, and whatever else the church asks of you. The Lord will manifest whether it is true or not once you put forth a little faith/effort.

How I live my faith

I am currently living with my parents for a few months. Since I will only be here for a short time I won't have the opportunity to serve much in my church ward. In a few weeks I will leave on my mission to El Salvador and will teach the gospel for 18 months. I am very much looking forward to this opportunity. In the past I have had many callings in my wards. One of my favorites is when I get to accompany the ward on the piano. Music is so powerful!