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Hi I'm Caitlin

I grew up as the youngest by six years. I love animals and art. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As of right now, I’m currently attending college and I plan on majoring in Biology- or at least something related to that. Spelling is not my greatest talent and I have always been incredibly shy. Animals and Art are two of my biggest passions, and I love to swim- I was a back stoker on my high school swim team. I grew up in a medical family, so I dream of ether becoming a doctor or a veterinarian, and I have spent more than half my life reading books. And… that’s me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I love the Gospel. I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm the truth of the Church to me through varies moments in my life and I know I wouldn’t be the same if it were not for the knowledge I have of my Savior. The Church defines my life, and it has always helped me in my greatest times of need, as well as my greatest moments of happiness- it has always been the reason for my greatest times of joy. I can never express in words the extent of joy and relief I have of knowing I have a loving Father in Heaven who is always by my side; and I can never do enough to show my gradatude for all that my Father, and my Savior have done for me. I am not prefect, I have my ups and downs, and in times of my quicky changing life I know that there is one thing that will forever remain the same: I have a Savior, a Best Friend, a Redeemer, who knows and understands me more than I even know myself. I am not alone- I have a guide. I do not know everything but I do know that God loves His children, and that he will never abandon them. That is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is that I attended Church and other Church related activies every Sunday and other days of the week. I serve as a visiting teacher and I am also serving as a Family Home Evening Group leader in my young adult ward- I plan activities for Monday nights that other people in my assigned ward family come to. Our FHE group is another source of comfort and support for a lot of us- especially since most have us just barely moved away from home for the first time. For night activities we will serve others, hang out, and get to know one another. Along with that, I go to the temple every Friday and find other ways to serve through my college’s service office.

What is faith?

“…faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (Alma 32:21). Alma is saying in this scripture that faith does not mean you know all the facts: in fact faith must come before knowledge. Faith is a sign of trust unto God. And it isn’t a passive trait, nor is it something you gain immediately; as Alma said in Alma 32, faith like a seed that slowly grows inside of you as you exercise faith. In Alma 32:27, it says “...if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you…” Meaning that all it takes is a desire to believe to plant the seed in your heart. Than if you ask with a sincere heart and contrive spirit in prayer unto God, wanting to know if these things are true, taking it upon you to act in faith- to exercise even a small particle of faith- then I can testify that faith will grow. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen. And if you continue to use your faith and care for the little seed, it will grow into a tree, even the “tree of life” (Alma 32:40) -which is the love of God. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

If it were not for the Atonement of Jesus Christ then we would not have the ability to repent and return again to our Father in Heaven. We would have been sentenced to live in a state of misery- a sentence in which Alma the younger describes with the feelings of being “racked with torment… (And being) harrowed up by the memory of (his) many sins,” in fact Alms says he experienced such torment in this state that he wished he could ‘become extinct both soul and body” (Alma 36:15, 17). At this time Alma was recalling the pains he bore because of his sins- something I know I can relate to even on a smaller scale. We all have feelings of guilt, misery, even loss and depression, but the Atonement of Christ saves us from all of that. After describing his hell, Alma explains that he “remembered… having heard (his) father prophesying unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world. Now as (his) mind caught hold upon this thought, (he) cried within (his) heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me… And now behold when (he) thought this, (he) could remember (his) pains no more…” (Alma 36: 18-19) Jesus suffered our pains for us, are pains personally. He knows all of our guilt, sorrow, affliction, and he suffered through them and paid the consequences of our sins so that we can repent and return to Him. We couldn’t pay the price of our sins, but He could and He loved us enough to pay them. Show more Show less