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Hi I'm Cari

I love to smile! I love life, people, reading, and spending time outside. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have just completed my first year of college and loved it! I consider learning one of my hobbies, and I am always looking for something new and interesting to apply myself to. I enjoy riding horses, playing with my dogs, trying new things, spending time with family and friends, and laughing. No day is complete without a smile and a song! I love meeting new people, and making new friends, and I learn something new from every person I meet. I was raised that everyone is family, and I have been able to establish great relationships with people from all over the world because of it. We keep each other smiling.

Why I am a Mormon

As I do what I am supposed to--read the scriptures, go to church, and listen to the Holy Ghost--there is never any doubt that this is the Lord's church. I can feel His love and I can see it in the faces of those around me. This is not something that I have come to know all at once, but I have felt of its truthfulness "line upon line, and precept upon precept" (D&C 98:12). As I apply what I know and feel, my testimony becomes stronger. And now I can say without hesitation that I know this gospel is true, and I know it is the Lord's church. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. As I continue to study and learn, and apply the Atonement in my life, I can feel of the joy this gospel brings and I have no doubt that this is Christ's church. And I wish everyone could feel the same joy.

How I live my faith

As we're told in 2 Nephi 2:25, "...men are that they might have joy." That is one of my favorite scriptures and one of my favorite things about this gospel. So I try everyday to find some way to improve some one's day. There is no greater reward than making someone smile. Through visiting teaching, yard work, cookies, or just being there when someone needs a friend, I try to serve. Christ had compassion on all he saw, and turned no one away. That is how I try to live my faith, by seeing others as he would see them. "Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond a measure, a blessing of duty and love" (Have I Done Any Good? Hymn #223). By remembering that song, and the scripture in 2 Nephi, all of my selfish desires seem unimportant. All that is important is helping others feel joy, and showing them the joy that this gospel brings me.