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Hi I'm Cassie

I am native New Yorker, photographer, college student, daughter, sister, cannoli lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 year old college student currently attending BYU-Idaho. It is only my second semester, but I think I have finally got the hang of college life. I am studying art, specifically photography. Photography is my passion, i love seeing the world through my lens. I feel like I have something to offer the world through the talent that I have been given, I hope to show people the beauty of this life through a different perspective. I love to eat, I could eat Spanish food and burgers all day long, but if you get me near some sushi i might run away! I enjoying reading, laughing, being with friends, and music. I have played cello for 10 years and I am still so in love with it. It lets me express myself in a productive way and shows me how magnificent our Heavenly Fathers creations are. I come from a town where there are not many Mormons, not really surprising for the east coast. I was lucky to have a few LDS friends with me in a high school of 4000. That experience taught me who I am and who I want to become.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace and comfort to my life in times of hardship. I lost my mother at age eleven, and that was one of the darkest times of my life to this day. I was lost, depressed, and angry at the world and my Heavenly Father. At that young age I could not understand why my mother had to die. I though it wasn't fair, and that I was being punished. For years I was lost, and chose to make decisions that didn't follow the principles of the gospel. It wasn't until I attended a summer camp for teenagers our church hosts called EFY. There I was challenged by a counselor to live the gospel to its fullest for an entire week. He told me that if after that week I didn't realize how much peace, joy, and comfort the gospel could bring to my life then I had full permission to never live it again. That week truly changed my life. I had felt the spirit so strongly, and it was the first time in years that i felt my prayers answered. It was during that week that I came to the realization that I am a royal daughter of God with an incredible potential. To my family's surprise I came home a different, and more spiritual person. They didn't believe me when I said that it was the best week of my life. Without those experiences in those 7 days, I can honestly say I don't know where my life would have ended up. I would like to stand as a witness of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was essential to the restoration of the gospel in these latter days. I know the BOM to be the word of god, and that through its words we can find answers. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today, and he will never lead us astray. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior, he suffered and died for me, so that the atonement would be available to me. I know that families can be together forever, and that I am a divine child of god. I know that if I strive to do my best in this life, I can return to live with my father in Heaven for eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live in a way that would please my Heavenly Father. I try to keep my language, thoughts, and actions clean. I choose to dress modestly and be kind and thoughtful to those around me. I am in no way perfect, but I do try my best! I have learned to become a leader throughout my teenage years because of the callings i have served in. I have learned to be willing to do whatever I'm asked, and to put forth my very best effort in whatever I'm assigned. I have learned to love those I'm serving and to genuinely care about people. One of my favorite callings and my current calling is ward missionary! This is such a rewarding calling because you have the opportunity to share the gospel to those who have never heard it before! Although half the time I never even understood what was going on because our missionaries were usually speaking Spanish, I could feel the presence of the spirit. Because of that I would have the courage to share my testimony and what I believe to those around me. The best way to teach is by example, and that is the very thing that Jesus Christ did. He taught us by his perfect example, and it is up to each one of us to follow it! That is what I strive to do each and everyday as I try to be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. That is why I cannot wait to share this gospel and how much happiness it brings as I serve the people of Concepcion, Chile for 18 months as I serve as a missionary of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.