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Hi I'm Caroline

I was born in Germany. I love the past and I am therefore an archaeologist. I love my family and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My whole life so far, I loved the past. I remember one day when my father brought me and my brothers to a slate quarry somewhere in France. He showed us that if you carefully take away layer by layer from the slate you might be able to find fossils. On this day I found a fossil and I found my interest for history. It was unbelievable for me, that we can still discover history nowadays. Today, I am an archaeology student in my Master studies. I am specialized in the field of early middle ages and middle ages. I especially love the Viking era, wherefore I moved to Scandinavia to learn more. Coming to Scandinavia has so far been the best choice. They love choirs and singing as much as I do. I have the opportunity to sing in several choirs. Music is very special to me. I feel the Spirit very strong through music and this is why I love singing and listening to others performance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was "born" into the church. But I chose myself that I wanted to join the church, when I was eight years old, and be baptized. I remember this day still. I remember that my whole family came, my friends from church and school and even my primary school teachers. I had a white dress and my father was all in white as well. We went into the pond and then he baptized me. When I came out of the water I felt very happy. There was this warm feeling, which came from my heart and filled my body, even though the water was relatively cold. I was smiling the whole time and couldn't stop doing so. When I was a teenager I had many doubts. I was still going to church, but I didn't have a strong testimony anymore. I was searching for answers, but sometimes I wouldn't make an effort to have strong testimony again. Only when I became a young adult, I started to have the wish for a strong testimony and I worked again to get it. I studied the scriptures. In Institute we started to study The Book of Mormon. To read the whole book again, after a long while helped me more than I expected before. I started to see my faults and sins and I wanted to repent. Praying helped me so much during this time. I stopped praying the way I prayed before. I really talked to heavenly father. Told him my problems and asked for forgiveness. I felt that he forgave me and I felt how happy he was, because I felt extremely happy and relieved. In that moment I gained a very strong testimony of that the Lord is really there and that he answers our prayers, that he loves us with all his might and that he wants to forgive everyone and wants everyone to come back to him. I am very grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know it is the true church and I know that Jesus Christ restored his church on earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. I believe that every word in the Book of Mormon is true and applies to us and our time.

How I live my faith

I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since I turned eight years old. In Primary, which is the Sunday class for children, we sang many beautiful songs. One of these songs is still in my head: "I hope they call me on a mission". As a child, I looked up to the missionaries in our ward and wanted to become like them. As a young woman, we started helping the missionaries, members and our community. I loved services, to see other people's faces when they were happy that someone helped them. I also loved to be together with older members, when they taught us how to knit or sew. It made them happy to teach us something and it made us happy too. We grew together and learned from each other. Family home evening, which is very Monday, helped me, my brothers and my parents to learn more about our heavenly father and to grow strong together as a family. Today, being a young adult, I am back in Primary as a teacher. I love being with the children. I learn a lot from them, even though I am their teacher. Every Thursday evening we have Institute. There we meet with other young adults and study the scriptures. It is very helpful to go there and learn from the others, hear the others testimonies and experiences. Being in another country separated from my family, can sometimes be very hard. But meeting with the other young adults makes is much easier, we even meet Mondays to have family home evening with a little spiritual thought and games afterwards. Soon I will be moving again. This time not for studies, but to fulfill a mission and teach and serve others in the England Leeds Mission.