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Hi I'm Catherine Ruth Roberts

I am married I own a corn snake I'm a Mormon

About Me

I’m 21 and I finished my degree in June 2015, got married in July 2015 and started my first job in November 2015. I live with my husband in a very small flat which we rent. People keep asking me how I find married life, well here's the answer: married life is the best part of life and I know that I have chosen the right person to spend the rest of my life and all of eternity with. A little bit about my interests I like fiction books aimed at young teenagers. I love books about mythical creatures, I love connecting with the characters in these books and they inspire me to come up with my own stories which I would love to write and maybe even eventually publish. Me and my husband love Final Fantasy games which we have been playing since we were children, I love the music from the games which I play on my clarinet. I enjoy writing simple poetry with a rhyming word at the end of each line. I feel this is a good way to express my feelings about the world and about my faith. I find joy in creating poems for my friends and family which fit situations which they are going through I love to design my own knitting patterns for Fair Isle knitting, I have knitted cases for kindles, tablets, phones, iPods and cushions. I give quite a lot of my work away, I have knitted stuffed toys for my friends and I also enjoyed a service project where I knitted little teddies, hats and booties for premature babies. And I have a little snow corn snake called Opal who I am very fond of.

Why I am a Mormon

By believing and living the teachings of this religion I have come to know that they are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith at church by helping to teach the children aged 11 and under, I love their enthusiasm for learning and how they know from a very young age exactly what they believe and that they want to believe. I live my faith in my day to day life centering my life on Christ, I read the scriptures and pray with my husband every day. On my way to and from work I read the ensign (the Church magazine). I love learning and value education highly and in my life I want to achieve my full potential.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
Yes it is true, the Savior loves all of his sheep, why would he not want to visit these worthy people? Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
The temple is more sacred than the church because it is the house of the Lord and you have to be worthy to enter there, the temple is where saving ordinances are performed for both yourself and those who have passed away. Attending church is a way to worship God each Sabbath day and where we partake of the sacrament to wash away our sins and renew our covenants with him. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
Faith is believing without extra signs, everything in the world denotes that there is a God who created it, faith is seeing the Lords hand in all things and not having to see his face to know that he is there. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
Virtue is having clean thoughts that lead to clean words and clean deeds, if you are virtuous then you will not dress in a way that will attract the wrong sort of attention and if you are virtuous then you will have no desire to break the law of chastity, it should be taught that virtue begins with your thoughts, 'watch yourselves and your thoughts and your words and your deeds'. Mosiah 4:30 Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
It can be repented of but taking a life is a very serious sin especially when that life is completely innocent, that child is then denied the right to life because of the decision. However there is always hope through Jesus Christ, his atonement is infinite and eternal. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
We are not all required to serve a mission, it is an obligation for those in the right age category if their circumstances allow them to, but sharing the gospel and doing missionary work, when not on a full time mission, is a commandment and a requirement of every member of the church. Share the gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the restoration of the church which Christ set up upon the earth, it was lost through the apostasy, where the authority was lost when the apostles were killed, and was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
Authority is important, you wouldn't trust a lay person trying to arrest someone because they do not have the authority that a police officer has. Similar to this you wouldn't trust someone just a degree in religion to baptize you when someone with the authority of God should do it, if it is done by the wrong authority it will not be recognized in heaven. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Catherine Ruth Roberts
We perform these baptisms so that everyone who has ever lived will have the opportunity to accept the gospel and have the saving ordinances necessary to enter the kingdom of heaven. If you are not a member of the church and you don't want the baptisms to be done, when we perform the baptisms it does not force your ancestors to join the Mormon church, they have the choice to accept the ordinance or not. It's like someone asking you 'would you like to be baptised.' You can say 'no' if you don't want to and no harm is done. Show more Show less