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Hi I'm Cathryn

I grew up in Utah, and have been called to serve in Paris, France. I love reading, writing and being a nerdy geek. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest child in my family, and I have two younger sisters. I love reading -- I could read all day. Sadly, I have no more room in my bookshelf and I have to stick any new books wherever they'll fit in my closet. I want to be a fantasy novel writer, if I can ever finish writing a book. As well as being a book nerd, I play the viola, and I loved being in the orchestra at my school. Since I love music, I taught myself to play the piano. I also enjoy geeking out over things like video games, superheroes, and various books and movies with my friends. I love this gospel, I love living it and having the chance to improve each day, which is why I'm going on a mission. (The France, Paris Mission) I want to share this happiness with others. After I go on a mission, I'm going to go to college at Utah State University.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised in the church, I have a conversion story of my own. It's not really anything miraculous or amazing, but it means a lot to me. When I was younger, I had no doubt that the church was true. My parents said it was, so it was. But there came a time in my life when I was still pretty young (about 11 years old) when I realized I was doing a lot of stuff I shouldn't, and I needed to repent. I chose to have faith and pray for forgiveness, and I felt an overwhelming peace. I knew my Heavenly Father loved me and had forgiven me. I decided to change my life around. Despite this experience, I started doubting whether the church was true. I hadn't ever really asked to see if it was true, and I hadn't ever read the Book of Mormon. So I decided to gain a testimony of my own. I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed, I listened in church and hoped I would find an answer. It took a lot of hard work and persistence, but I slowly gained a testimony. After reading the Book of Mormon, I prayed, asking if it was true. I felt that peace again, and I just knew it was a true account given from God. I continue to live the gospel because of all of the witnesses I've received of its truthfulness. I continue to live the gospel because it has given me happiness when I needed it, comfort when I had nowhere else to turn, and guidance when I needed to know what to do. I know that this is Christ's true church, that Joseph Smith really translated the Book of Mormon through His power. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love all of us more than we can ever comprehend, despite all of our mistakes. I know that Christ suffered for all our sins, sorrows, and trials. I have felt the cleansing power of His Atonement, and I'm so grateful for Him. I know that God answers our prayers, as He has answered mine so many times.

How I live my faith

I am a Primary teacher in my ward, which means I teach little kids. In my case, I teach the 8 and 9 year olds. I love teaching them about the gospel, hearing their thoughts and ideas, and basically just learning about them and who they are. I try to take every opportunity I can to serve others. It makes me happy to make a difference in people's lives, even if I'm just doing a small service to them. I know that as I help others, I am also helping my Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm excited to serve those in Paris, France on my mission as I teach them about the gospel of Jesus Christ.