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Hi I'm Caitlin

My calling in life is to work with those with special needs. I'm a convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the United Kingdom, but I grew up and have spent my life in Ontario & Quebec, Canada. I am about to begin a Masters in Occupational Therapy and I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love being outdoors, especially out in the country, on the lake, playing tennis - that is where I belong. I love my friends and my family very dearly and do all that I can to be the best possible version of myself for them always. I have always worked at summer camps and in the summer of 2012 I began working at a camp for adults with physical & intellectual disabilities; through this experience my life was transformed - not only did I discover my life's calling which was to work with people with special needs and help them live their lives to the fullest, but I came to know the Church through three very dear friends I met at camp. I know that it was no accident that Heavenly Father had us all working in the same place. I could see the light that shone so brightly from them, without even knowing they were part of the Church and I knew I needed that light in my life. Growing up I always knew I had a lot of faith inside me to give but I was never really certain where to put it -in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I know I have found the home of my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that in this Church & in this gospel my faith has found its lasting home; I know that having read the restored gospel and prayed for a witness, that Heavenly Father has granted this unto me and through that I know this gospel is true. I know that President Monson is a living prophet and is here to lead us just as our Savior, Jesus Christ, did long ago. I know that Missionaries are here as disciples to help and teach us to find the gospel in our daily lives and that the role of the Elders in my personal journey has been irreplaceable, and I am forever grateful to them and feel truly blessed by Heavenly Father that he sent them to help me find the home of my faith. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true Church of our dear Heavenly Father and our Great Redeemer, His Son, who with devout compassion and love for us all, atoned for us and sets the ultimate example for us so that we may strive to be as compassionate, forgiving and loving to others, as He was for us. In Alma 5, verse 7, it says, “Behold he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened them out of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto darkness; nevertheless, their souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word.” I know that this Church is the guiding light of our lives, and that Heavenly Father is there for us at every turn and if we have boundless faith, anything is possible, from the bottom of my heart I know this to be true. I bear this to you, my testimony, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

As I have grown in the gospel I have gained a testimony of how when we strive to live our lives by the example set by our Saviour, the happier and more fulfilling life can be. The example set by the Son of God is a great source of strength and encouragement whenever I feel lost or unsure of my place in the world and one way in which I live my faith is by doing all that I can to do as He would do, to help others as he helped others to be loving and forgiving just as He was. I also know that through prayer we can communicate with our Heavenly Father whenever we need Him; this knowledge is a source of tremendous comfort and I know that through prayer, Heavenly Father guides me and teaches me on my path on earth. At the end of the day, I do my best to live my faith by letting my light shine, by remembering that I am an example to others and to live each day being humble and gracious for all the many blessings in my life.