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Hi I'm Cassi

I am a stay at home mom from West Virginia and I am a survivor of child sexual abuse and I am a convert to the Church.

About Me

I am a mother of two boys and a stay at home mom. I love to read and listen to music and to get outside and work in my garden. I am freshly out of therapy for help from being abused as a child and have a new perspective on a lot of things, especially myself! My husband is currently looking for work so we are knee deep in struggling with financial burdens and the economy. I did attend college and earned an Associates degree but hope to return one day and get into Social Work and helping others.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church after my husband, who was raised in the Church, and I had been married for 2 years. Once I started learning about the principals of the Church I felt that there was a ring of truth to it but still felt unsure. I felt that this was such an important decision that it couldn't be taken lightly! I was talking about my soul! So I learned from the Missionaries and decided to read The Book of Mormon. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop! It's like I was starving for something I didn't even know I needed. So I read it in a week and prayed and prayed to know if it was true. I felt the Spirit during one of my prayers and solid understanding that what I had read was true and that I could never deny it. Being a member of the Church has brought so many wonderful things to my life! The most important is a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I always felt estranged or cut off from Him. Mostly because I hadn't any good relationships with my earthly fathers. So I questioned Heavenly Fathers love for me. My birth father was not in my life much, my mothers second husband sexually abused me for almost nine years, and my mother was even someone hard to put any trust in. I felt like an orphan! But now I know that I am a beloved daughter of my Father in Heaven and that he knows me personally and is there no matter what! This relationship has brought many wonderful things to my life. I pray and know he his listening! It has allowed me to take steps to healing from my past and to feel confident that I am worth healing! I was able to finally go to therapy and deal with things that were holding me back from being the woman I was meant to be. I continue to be a member of the Church because I know it is where I am supposed to be. I feel it within my heart and have felt the Spirit testify to me that it's the only thing I can do to preserve my immortal soul which will let me live again with my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I try my best to do things that will reflect my faith and love in my Savior Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father by praying in the morning and at night and whenever I feel the need in-between. I also try to read my scriptures daily because it gives me good things to ponder on through out the day and to learn more about Christ. I also just enjoy reading the different stories and lessons in the scriptures. I attend church every Sunday and do my calling, my "job" at church. I am the secretary in the group of ladies that oversee the children and their Sunday activities. I get to be with the kids, sing songs with them and help them with their Sunday activities. It's a wonderful job! I also try to live my faith by dressing modestly, which can be a challenge in todays world and to act modestly too. I avoid gossiping, bad language and animosity with others. I hope to be a good example to others and to be able to keep the Holy Spirit close to me.