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Hi I'm Carrie

I love people, food, exercise, and the outdoors. I'm a Chicagoan. I am a missionary in the Dominican Republic. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a missionary in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission. I grew up in the Chicago area. I love it there :) I ran cross country and track in high school and love to be active. I also love a good adventure! Some of my favorite experiences have been hiking the Grand Canyon, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, and kayaking the Napali Coast. I completed a year at Brigham Young University and will continue my studies there after my mission. I am majoring in chemistry and plan to be a high school chemistry teacher. I love my family and am the third of four children.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for generations. Even though I was born into this faith I still had to find out for myself if it was true. I am a Mormon because I have found that when I live the teachings from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I find more happiness and purpose, and I feel closer to God. I am a Mormon because I have found out for myself that the Book of Mormon is true through reading it, praying about it, and living it. I am a Mormon because I believe this is Christ's church and I want to follow Him . Matthew 7:20 says "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." I know this church is true because of its fruits. It has blessed my life with a knowledge that God lives, Christ is my Savior, and because of my Savior I can become better each day. I am a Mormon because I know that when I follow the teachings found in this church the Holy Ghost bears testimony to me of their truthfulness. Most of all I am a Mormon because I love my Savior and I believe His gospel is found in this church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Christ's example. The attribute of Christ that stands out to me the most is love. As a follower of Jesus Christ I try to love all those around me. When we truly love someone we want to serve them. There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon that says "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God". I love my Heavenly Father, I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and I love my fellow brothers and sisters in this world. That is why I am serving a mission. I cannot think of a better way to express my love than to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are so many ways to serve one another. I believe that even a simple smile can be an act of service. It may seem insignificant but sometimes it's those simple acts of love that really make the difference. I believe another way to express our love for God is to follow His commandments. Being obedient shows our trust and commitment to Him. I want to live in such a way that God knows He can always count on me to do whatever He asks.