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Hi I'm Cara Pockrus

I've lived in a little town in Utah most of my life. I am a college student and a future missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently enrolled as a student at Utah Valley University and I'm pursuing a degree in accounting in which I hope to use to become an accountant one day. I come from a family of 7, with an older sister, two older brothers and a younger sister. I also have two nieces and a nephew. My family is my rock and my support and I wouldn't be who I am without the them and the things they have taught me!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church since I was 8 years old and have been going to church my whole life. I am grateful for the testimony of my parents that helped be to find my own testimony. I'm still a Mormon today though because I have asked God my questions and received answers for myself that this is the true Church on the earth today. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon and I know it to be true, and through that testimony of the Book of Mormon, I know that this Church is true and is based on true principles. Because of the Book of Mormon, I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet who restored this gospel in it's fullness and that through that restoration we continue to have a living prophet on the earth today. I know that Jesus Christ is not only that Savior of the world but that He is MY Savior. I know that we have a Heavenly Father that loves each of His children individually and that through that love He gave us His Only Begotten Son as a sacrifice for sin and sorrow. I have found these things to be true through the same way that anyone can find out if its true--through sincere prayer to a loving Heavenly Father who is waiting for us to ask questions so that He can answer them for us.

How I live my faith

As a sister missionary in the California San Jose mission, I try my best everyday to live my faith by doing the things that I teach to others. I try my best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and I do everything I can to follow His example. I LOVE to share my testimony with others! I find strength in what I believe when I declare it to others and I try not to be afraid to let others know that this is the true and restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Cara Pockrus
When we are baptized, we make a covenant--or promise--with God that we will follow the example of Jesus Christ and that we will obey His commandments. Through baptism we can be cleansed from sin but baptism is also necessary for salvation. When we are baptized we are following the example of Jesus Christ, who was perfect, but was baptized by immersion because it was a commandment from the Father. Therefore, baptisms for the dead are an ordinance we perform for deceased members that never had the opportunity to fully understand or accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through God's perfect plan, all of His children can have that opportunity to accept the gospel and members of the church stand as a proxy for the deceased so that they can have the chance to accept that saving ordinance for themselves. Show more Show less