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Hi I'm Caitlyn Clegg

I'm a teenager. I'm a laugher. I'm a crier. I'm a dreamer. I want to be a princess! And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old and just finished serving a mission in the Bismarck North Dakota Mission! I have a large family-7 younger siblings! There's 10 of us total including my parents. My little sister is serving a mission in the Billings Montana mission currently. I love anything to do with the fine arts- I play the piano and the violin, enjoy singing, love to make art, and love to watch people dance! I also love to watch musicals. I have been a Mormon my entire life, and have loved the experience of getting to share my testimony, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. It is one of the hardest things I have ever decided to do, but one of the best as well. I have seen so many blessings as I look back over the last 18 months!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. My parents and their parents were Mormon as well. I guess you could say I've always had a testimony of some sort, ever since I can remember. I've had my struggles as well- sometimes it can be hard to follow all the "rules" that we have, and sometimes my testimony falters. Then I go back and think on all the spiritual witnesses I have received, and I know this gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and restored the true church to the Earth. I know the Jesus Christ suffered and died for us so that we could not only be resurrected, but so that we could repent of our sins and eventually obtain celestial glory and return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven. I know that through the ordinances that we receive here on Earth that families can be together forever, and that if I keep my covenants I will be with my family forever. I know that President Thomas S. Monson, as well as the quorum of the 12 are prophets, seers, and revelators, and that they guide and direct this church today under the direction of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. I love this gospel and am so grateful for the joy that it has brought me. I can't wait to be able to share this joy with others!

How I live my faith

The biggest thing I am doing right now to live my faith has been my choice to serve a full time mission. This was a very hard decision for me to make, and took a lot of prayer, fasting, and temple visits. I feel like it's the right thing for me to be doing right now, and I am very excited to be able to share the gospel with the people in my mission!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Caitlyn Clegg
Young men that are 18 years or alder have been asked to serve a mission as part of their priesthood duties if they are able. Young women have no such duty, but many volunteer to serve beginning at the age of 19. Older couples may serve missions as well. I am the first of my siblings to be able to serve a mission, and I have chosen to do so through much prayer and fasting. My father, both grandfathers, and one of my grandmothers served as well when they were younger. My grandparents more recently have chosen to serve full time missions as well. I consider this a wonderful opportunity to bring others to the gospel as well as a time when I can show my love for the Lord by fully dedicating my time for a year and a half to Him. Show more Show less