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Hi I'm Cara Richardson

I'm a musician. I love exploring the stars. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was attending college in Utah. I spent half my life practicing the piano and the clarinet because I love music and I am on a music scholarship, and the other half of my life studying math to become a math teacher someday. I began as a musician, but developed a love for math as well, because it is so similar to music. They are both languages in my eyes, they both require practice, and they both are beautiful. I find joy in doing both of them. In my spare time, I loved to read. I read a play by Shakespeare. For FUN. I'm not sure how I got to that point--Shakespeare is a little too heavy. My favorite book is North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell. I also love outer space! My favorite thing to observe at night is globular clusters. BUT RIGHT NOW, I have put college on hold for a year and a half, to serve as a full-time missionary for the church! I LOVE being a missionary! When I am finished, I will go back to college and finish a Math Ed degree, and then move on with normal life, still sharing what I love striving to be better and better each day. I was not required to serve a mission, but there is not anything I would rather do right now. I know that the message I have to share is true! I love this church!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me HAPPY. Really, that is the bottom line. Understanding God's plan for each of us helps me as I go to school, and as I go through hard times, and as I prepare for the future. I am a Mormon because the power of the Priesthood (God's power given to man) has been RESTORED again to this earth, just like it was in Jesus Christ's time. Having a Priesthood holder that I can turn to is a protection and a comfort to me. I am a Mormon because we have a living prophet through whom Jesus Christ speaks, for the Savior really is the head of this church. I know that following the prophet's counsel will bring me happiness and help me return to my Heavenly Father someday. I am a Mormon because The Book of Mormon has been translated by the prophet Joseph Smith and contains the fullness of Jesus Christ's gospel. The scriptures (the Bible and the Book of Mormon) help me to know God's will when I am looking for an answer to prayer, and help me to feel close to Heavenly Father. That's how I know that they are the word of God!

How I live my faith

I used to plan service activities for my congregation. I also used to be the Music Chairperson. Best job in the whole church! I got to pick the hymns we sing each Sunday, and I also got to help people put together musical numbers for our meetings. I love the spirit that music brings! Right now, I get to serve as a full-time missionary for the church! I'm serving in the Missouri, St. Louis Mission, which covers parts of Illinois and Missouri. I have been a missionary for about a year. I have about six months left!